Men in Australia experience high rates of mental health issues (including anxiety, depression, psychosis, self-harm and alcohol and other drug related harms), but they are often hesitant to seek professional help. Beyond the Emergency identified that acute male mental health presentations to ambulance services are both frequent and complex, with paramedics feeling that they are poorly equipped to respond effectively. Men who accessed ambulance services for mental health issues felt they required more from paramedics than simply being transported to hospital. Findings consistently highlight a service system that is not working – for men or ambulance services.
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- mental health issues
- ambulance services
- mental health professionals