Simon regularly contributes expert comment on mental health, athlete wellbeing, masculinity and boys and young men’s mental health. Live and pre-recorded TV interviews include BBC World News, ABC TV (News Breakfast, News 24), 60 Minutes (9 Network), Channel 10 News; radio interviews include Triple J, ABC Melbourne (Mornings), Radio National, ABC PM, ABC Statewide (Vic) and ABC Perth, ABC Central Victoria as well as interviews in print media (The Age, Sydney Morning Herald) and appearing as an expert guest on podcasts, webinars and social media.

Media appearances, interviews and comment:

New depression test identifies men who could be at up to 30x the risk of suicidal ideation – Medical Xpress article on findings for the Male Depression Risk Scale – brief version, led by PhD student Danielle Herreen and collaborator Dr Ian Zajac (Jun 2022)

New way of identifying men at risk of depression and suicide – News GP (RACGP) piece on new findings on the Male Depression Risk Scale, led by PhD student Danielle Herreen and collaborator Dr Ian Zajac (Jun 2022)

Coming Home Podcast with Sandra Andreis & Laura Bach – From Talking To Listening – Magnus Bruun & Simon Rice (June 2022)

Challenging transitions: Impacts on men’s mental health and suicidality UBC Reducing Men’s Suicide Research Cluster (Dec 2021)

Outdated stereotypes impact men’s mental health – Northwestern Melbourne Primary Health Network (Dec 2021)

Men’s health focus – The Human Code Project (Macedon Ranges Shire Council, Northwestern Melbourne Primary Health Network) The Free Press (Dec 2021)

Ways to support men’s mental health in the Macedon Ranges – Orygen media release (Nov 2021)

End the stigma around mental illness: Sporting codes must do more – Interview with The Standard (Oct 2021)

RMH Researchers Receive Grants from NHMRC – Mention of NHMRC-funded Affinity RCT for youth suicide prevention, led by Simon Rice (Sep 2021)

Positive Masculinity – Interview on ABC RN Drive with Patricia Karvelas (Aug 2021)

The +M Positive Masculinity Initiative with Dr Ray Swann- Interview on ABC Mornings 774 with Virginia Trioli (Aug 2021)

What qualities make a good man? – Interview on ABC Drive Perth (Aug 2021)

Positive Masculinity (+M) Webinar – Brighton Grammar School (Aug 2021)

Pioneering masculinity model for boys revealed– Orygen media release (Aug 2021)

Biles, Osaka put spotlight on mental health support for athletes – Orygen media release (Aug 2020)

Investment in Australian-led clinical trials – Media Release addressing NHMRC funding for the Affinity youth suicide prevention project (led by Simon Rice) from Minister for Health (Greg Hunt) Commonwealth Department of Health (Jun 2021)

Men’s mental health support in the spotlight – Star Weekly (Jun 2021)

The pressures facing boys and men living in the Macedon Ranges – joint media release from Sunbury Cobaw Community Health, Orygen, The Human Code Project, NWMPHN, VicHealth (Jun 2021)

Comment on Naomi Osaka’s withdral from the French Open – Agence France-Presse (AFP) Hong Kong (June 2021)

National survey finds one fifth of men never cry – Comment from Simon Rice; ABC News Australia (May 2021)

Gender Norms and the Wellbeing of Girls and Boys – Tomorrow Man’s report on paper by Simon Rice and colleagues in Lancet Global Health (Apr 2021)

Masculinity, depression and suicide risk in men with a history of childhood maltreatment – Piece on The Mental Elf site regarding paper from Journal of Mental Health (Oct 2020)

Mental Health Month – Young Men’s Mental Health Webinar – Orygen Webinar (Oct 2020)

Orygen develops a digital intervention that’s safe for treating social anxiety – Orygen media release (Aug 2020)

At Risk Group: Young Men – headspace Clinical Toolkit (Jul 2020)

Promoting a healthy masculinity – Brighton Grammar School Parent Seminar (Oct 2019)

New toolkit gives community sports clubs and coaches tips on supporting young people affected by mental ill-health – Orygen Media Release (Sep 2019)

Kids are going to sports coaches for mental health advice — but are they properly equipped to help? ABC Radio National (Nov 2019)

The Understanding Boys Podcast with Dr Ray Swann – Simon Rice (Nov 2019)

Classroom Adjustments: Mental Health Podcast – NCCD Network; Australian Commonwealth Government (Nov 2019)

Would you use a robot therapist? ABC Life Matters with Dr Simon D’Alfonso (Sep 2019)

The Next Post – Supporting the Mental Health of Young People Transitioning from the Australian Defence Force – Orygen Interview (Jun 2019)

Martial arts school offers free classes to children being bullied to help ’empower’ them and build confidence – ABC South Coast (Jun 2019)

International Olympic Committee issues consensus statement on mental health – Orygen media release (May 2019) – Orygen media release

Target support for young veterans – Interview with SBS News (Nov 2018)

Young returning veterans at high risk of mental health issues – Interview with News GP for RACGP (Nov 2018)

Why men need to be able to open up to each other. Interview with (Oct 2018)

Fellowship funding to progress research into bipolar disorder, anxiety and optimised care – Orygen media release (Aug 2018)

Mental (ill) health and the rower – Interview with World Rowing (Jan 2018)

Study reveals link between sport-related concussion and depression in elite athletes – Orygen media release (Nov 2017)

Keeping it real: Reimagining mental health care for all young men – Orygen Inverview (Oct 2017)

New strategies to tackle male suicide – Interview on ABC PM with Linda Mottram (Jun 2017)

Depression in elite athletes. Research featured in Medical Life Sciences News (May 2017)

Saving our Sons – 60 Minutes, Channel 9 Network (Mar 2017)

Suicide Among Australian Men– 60 Minutes additional interview with Peter Stefanovic, Channel 9 Network (Mar 2017)

Suicide of AFL player prompts calls to boost mental health services – Comment on Channel 9 News (Mar 2017)

Mental Health Needs of Young Australian Men Falling Through the Cracks – Virtual Medical Centre (Jun 2017)

Managing Persistent or Severe Depression in Young People – Orygen Webinar (Dec 2016)

Assessing Depression in Men – UBC Vancouver Men’s Health Research Program (Nov 2016)

Engaging young men in mental health settings – Orygen Webinar (Feb 2016)

Reset: A Conversation about boys’ body image – Input into Resource Developed by Butterfly Foundation (Sept 2015)

Men’s Health Week – Stigma and Shame – Orygen (Aug 2015)

Donations from ABC Mental As campaign fund mental health grants – ABC Mental As Campaign (Jun 2015)

Angry young men and why we need a plan for young men’s mental health – Coverage by Mental Health Australia (Oct 2014)

The treatment of depression in young people – APS InPsych (Feb 2012)