Michael Wilson

Michael Wilson (he/him) is a researcher focused on mens mental health and suicide prevention, based with Orygen at the University of Melbourne. Since 2018 he has worked across a number of 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 28 peer-reviewed research articles across these topics, and presented on mens mental health and suicide prevention at a range of national conferences and forums. His current PhD research focuses on understanding mens risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviours following relationship breakdown. He is passionate about amplifying the stories surrounding mens experiences of help-seeking and recovery from suicidality, alongside ensuring better representation of diverse groups of men in suicide prevention research.