Cut the Silence Campaign

The Cut the Silence campaign aimed 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 stemmed 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 featured a series of video interviews conducted by actor, comedian and Macedon Ranges resident Shane Jacobson with other local high profile men.

This project was funded by North Western Primary Health Network.