Talking Point: Drug & alcohol use by men and boys

Posted on: Friday, 22 April 2016

Drug and alcohol use by Australian men and boys: Early findings from Ten to Men


Date:     Wednesday 27 April 2016
Venue:  142 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy
Time:    1:00pm – 2:00pm EST, Please allow time for parking, arrival 12:45pm  


Professor Jane Pirkis
Director of the Centre for Mental Health in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health


Professor Pirkis has undertaken a number of epidemiological studies of suicide and mental health problems in Australia, as well as many evaluations of suicide prevention and mental health programs and policies.  She and Professor Dallas English are leading the Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health, which has become known as Ten to Men. 

This presentation will describe key findings related to drug and alcohol use from Wave 1 of Ten to Men. Ten to Men is the largest nation-wide longitudinal study devoted to male health that includes both boys and men.  It was set up to provide evidence on gender-related and other factors that influence male health across the lifespan.  It involves a national sample of 15,988 males, recruited by a stratified, multi-stage, cluster random sampling design between October 2013 and July 2014. At recruitment, 1,087 participants were aged 10-14 (boys), 1,017 were aged 15-17 (young men) and 13,884 were aged 18-55 (adults).  At Wave 1, a range of data were collected via interviews and self-complete questionnaires, including some quite detailed information about drug and alcohol use. Preliminary results will be presented on age-related trajectories of drug and alcohol use, profiles of combinations of use, and factors associated with use.  Information will also be presented about how to access the data.

There is no cost to attend or view online the Talking Point Seminar Series.

Registrations are essential. Please register here if you wish to attend in person or register here to view online in real time.

Register your attendance by 22 April 2016.

If you have any enquiries about the event please contact Ann Rosman on (03) 8413 8478