Men, Depression and Suicide Workshop

July 20, 2017 at 2:43 PM

Training and Consulting

Promoting wellbeing and facilitating effective suicide prevention and postvention through evidence-based practice and evaluation.

PO Box 16093, Newtown, Wellington 6242
Mobile: 021 644 955

Depression and suicide in boys and men


A professional development opportunity with an internationally recognised suicide prevention specialist 

Sad Blokes:

Men, Depression and Suicide Workshop

Reports of high profile men and boys experiencing depression or having died by suicide are sadly becoming a news stories.  These stories represent only a small number of men in New Zealand who live daily with depression or have thoughts of wishing it was all over. Across most ethnic and age groupings men and boys are over-represented in measures of poor mental health including suicide and depression. This is a serious challenge not only for the men and boys but for their whanau, hapu, iwi, workplaces and communities. 
This is your opportunity to hear from an internationally respected commentator and suicidologist, Barry Taylor, as he unpacks the varying responses by men to depression and suicide and how they make sense of, and deal with, their depression or suicidal distress.  Based on 30 years’ experience of working with men and boys who are depressed and suicidal, Barry offers suggestions on strength-based approaches that enhance men’s wellbeing and strategies that assist men to navigate through times of distress and crisis.  Barry also offers his personal insights as man who has lived with depression for many years. 
  • Strategies to facilitate resilience and wellbeing in men and boys
  • Understand more how men and boys make sense and deal with their depression and suicidality
  • Enhance your skills to support a depressed or suicidal men or boys

Workshop Facilitator:  Barry Taylor
Barry Taylor has recently returned to New Zealand having worked in suicide prevention and postvention at the local, national and international levels. He led the first national response to youth suicide in New Zealand in the late 1980's and co-authored the first guide for schools on responding to suicide in schools In a Time of Crisis. He lead the project to develop the national suicide prevention guidelines for schools in Australia and contributed to the review of the NZ guidelines. 

Known for his lecturing and commentary of the social determinants that impact on wellbeing and suicidal risk, he has mentored programs all over the world and been a member of many government advisory committees on mental health promotion and suicide prevention. His long-term interest in gendered responses to suicide and mental illness, he brings a wealth of knowledge and passion for promoting wellbeing in men. In 2016 he was awarded the NSW Mental Health Commissioner's Community Champion Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to mental wellbeing and suicide prevention. 
Registration Fee
Earlybird Registration Fee*  $110 + GST
Registration Fee.                 $160 + GST

Registration Fee includes workshop notes, morning and afternoon teas and lunch.

* Check workshop location for the early bird registration close off date

Workshop Dates for
Auckland Region

(Click on the date for further information and to register)
 Location  Date  Date  Date
 Auckland City  24 August  19 October  8 December
 North Shore  25 August  28 November  
 South Auckland  23 August  18 October  30 November
 West Auckland  22 August  20 October  29 November

Category: Training