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Man Up: ABC series on men and mental health

By: Leith Hillard

Category: Health & Safety

  9.54 AM 11 October, 2016

Location: General

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Man Up is a three-part documentary series and social awareness campaign, hosted by Triple M radio personality Gus Worland, which aims to get to the bottom of the male suicide crisis, effect real social change and hopefully even save lives. 

Gus Worland embarks on a rollicking journey into the world of masculinity - from man hugs to cattle mustering to modelling the latest fashion trends. But he discovers the pressure to toughen up may be making Aussie men crack.

Harden up. Suck it up. Man up. We’ve been telling our men this for years, but is it healthy?

Suicide is now the leading cause of death for Australian men aged 15-44. And alarming new research suggests that some men choose to take their own life, rather than appear weak by asking for help. 

The first episode airs tonight October 11 at 8:30pm on ABC TV and iview.

Last Updated: 11 October 2016