Cut the Silence Campaign
The Cut the Silence campaign aims to get men talking about their emotions, their feelings and their mental health. Steered by a working group made up of several local organisations, the campaign stems from evidence-based research that shows the Macedon Ranges has a higher than average rate of male suicide than most Australian regions.
The research also found that more than half of the men surveyed would not seek support until they were in a crisis situation. Cut the Silence features a series of video interviews conducted by actor, comedian and Macedon Ranges resident Shane Jacobson with other local high profile men.
To see the Cut the Silence videos, go to the MRSPAG website.
This project has been funded by North Western Primary Health Network.