DDN Shorts

DDN Shorts is committed to featuring community service announcements for important national campaigns. Stations that have chosen to record Shorts via the DDN website will have this audio automatically capture to their DDN computer.

The dedicated timeslot for Shorts is Monday from 17:30 to 18:00 EST/EDT. However, CRN also plays CSAs in miscellaneous free slots - ensure you have Shorts ordered at the DDN website to automatically capture this audio.

For further information about the DDN capture process contact CRN staff at the CBAA on 02 9318 9610 or email crn@cbaa.org.au. We're happy to replay audio for your station if you missed it the first time around.

Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Awareness

This month we look ahead to Lifeline Australia’s Stress Down Day, when people in schools and workplaces are encouraged to have fun, reduce stress levels, and raise funds for Lifeline. Will Austin, a proud young Indigenous man who’s passionate about addressing suicide and mental illness, speaks about the importance of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people asking each other ‘are you okay?’ We look at the role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander broadcasters can play in shaping the community’s attitudes to social and emotional wellbeing during NAIDOC week. We also profile a range of other suicide prevention and mental health services, including Lifeline Australia, beyondblue, headspace, Kids Helpline, the Suicide Call Back Service, MensLine Australia, the Standby Response Service, and R U OK?

For more information on the project please phone (02) 9310 2999 or email iwatson@cbaa.org.au 

Download the cue sheet here

These 20 short radio segments will be played by CRN under the "Shorts" DDN banner over this month, and record to DDN computers, with the filenames "CSA_SuicidePrevention_01" etc.