Community Broadcasting Suicide Prevention Project

December 2014

The Community Broadcasting Association is pleased to welcome you to the December 2014 content of our national suicide prevention and mental health awareness project, developed with the support of the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.

Each month, our project team develops a series of 20 short radio segments designed to promote help-seeking behaviour and positive lifestyle choices, using interviews with service providers, as well as profiles of people who have successfully dealt with tough times in their lives.

This month we catch up with Lifeline CEO Jane Hayden to find out about the help and support that’s available if we’re going through a difficult time during the holiday season.

We learn about some new tools, tips, videos and fact sheets beyondblue has developed to help us to begin conversations about mental health.

We profile Mi Networks, a unique national service that links individuals to relevant, up-to-date mental health information and assists with connections to local community networks. 

And we hear about the importance of local community responses to suicide, speaking with Lynda Neville from the StandBy Response Service.

For more information on this project, please contact the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia on (02) 9310 2999, or email: iwatson@cbaa.org.au

Track

Topic

1

Lifeline CEO Jane Hayden tells us about the help and support that’s available if we’re going through a difficult time during the holiday season.
DUR: 1:33

Available here.

2

We learn about some new tools, tips, videos and fact sheets beyondbluehas developed to help us to begin conversations about mental health.
DUR: 1:29

Available here.

3

We profile Mi Networks, a unique national service that links individuals to relevant, up-to-date mental health information and assists with connections to local community networks. 
DUR: 1:33

Available here.

4

We profile the StandBy Response Service, which provides a coordinated community response to families, friends and communities who have been bereaved through suicide.
DUR: 2:05

Available here.

5

We hear about the Kylie Foundation, a local community organisation that aims to raise awareness of the support that is available when there has been a loss to suicide.
DUR: 1:59

Available here.

6

We catch up with the Phoenix Centre in Hobart, a community organisation that works to provide support for adults and children who have fled persecution, torture and war-related trauma to find safety in Australia.
DUR: 2:03

Available here.

7

We learn about Lifeline’s Online Crisis Chat Service, which provides quick and easy access to help and support.
DUR: 1:36

Available here.

8

We hear about the SANE Helpline, which provides information about symptoms, treatments, medications, where to go for support, and help for carers.
DUR: 2:10

Available here.

9

We hear about ReachOut.com, a website dedicated to young people's mental health, and a great place for young people to find information, support and online communities.
DUR: 1:59

Available here.

10

Randal Newton John explains the range of services MensLine Australia offers to men who need someone to talk to about the problems they’re facing.
DUR: 1:40

Available here.

11

Lifeline CEO Jane Hayden highlights some practical things we can do to look after ourselves this holiday season and make Christmas a little less stressful.
DUR: 2:02

Available here.

12

We find out more about Mi Networks, a national service that links individuals to relevant, up-to-date mental health information and assists with connections to local community networks. 
DUR: 1:52

Available here.

13

We learn more about the tools, tips, videos and fact sheets beyondbluehas developed to help us to begin conversations about mental health.
DUR: 1:27

Available here.

14

beyondblue CEO Georgie Harman tells us about the support they provide to people affected by discrimination and homophobia.
DUR: 1:36

Available here.

15

We hear about the Suicide Call Back Service, which provides free nationwide professional telephone and online counselling for anyone affected by suicide.
DUR: 1:42

Available here.

16

We look at the support the Child Illness Resilience Program offers to families to help build their resilience.
DUR: 2:14

Available here.

17

We hear about ‘The Way Back’ series of resources, which were created by beyondblue and the Hunter Institute of Mental Health for people after they have attempted suicide.
DUR: 2:13

Available here.

18

We catch up with Beth Lord from the Phoenix Centre, and ask what people in the wider community can do to support migrants and refugees who may be struggling to adapt to life in Australia.
DUR: 2:07

Available here.

19

Lifeline CEO Jane Hayden tells what people will experience if they contact their online or phone support services over the Christmas period.
DUR: 1:24

Available here.

20

Lynda Neville from the StandBy Response Service tells us why it’s so important for communities to work together in the area of suicide prevention, as well as in the aftermath of a suicide.
DUR: 2:16

Available here.