Michael J. Wilson

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Michael Wilson (he/him) is a researcher focused on men’s mental health and suicide prevention, based with Orygen at the University of Melbourne. Since 2018 he has worked across several projects focused on adolescent masculinity, improving training for mental health practitioners around engaging and responding to help-seeking men, and understanding risk and protective factors associated with suicidal thoughts and behaviours in men. He has published a range of peer-reviewed research articles across these topics, and presented on men’s mental health and suicide prevention at a range of national conferences and forums. His current PhD research focuses on understanding men’s risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviours following relationship breakdown. He is passionate about amplifying the stories surrounding men’s experiences of help-seeking and recovery from suicidality, alongside ensuring better representation of diverse groups of men in suicide prevention research.


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Introducing the Hope service: we need to provide practical support to men at risk of suicide


In his debut blog, Michael J. Wilson appraises a qualitative study, which examined service users, staff and stakeholder perspectives on a service helping to prevent suicide in men who are going through a crisis.

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