Community Broadcasting Suicide Prevention Project

November 2014

The Community Broadcasting Association is pleased to welcome you to the November 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 catch up with Lifeline CEO Jane Hayden to find out how they’re celebrating their 13 11 14 crisis support line service on the 13th of November.

We find out about the work R U OK? Is doing to encourage all Australians to reach out to mates who might be doing it tough, and to ask them if they’re okay.

We hear about research which has highlighted the ways homophobia is contributing to high rates of mental health problems and alcohol use among lesbian and bisexual women.  

And we profile 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.

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

We find out how Lifeline is celebrating their 13 11 14 crisis support line service on the 13th of November.
DUR: 1:37

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2

R U OK? campaign director Rebecca Lewis provides some advice on what we can do if we notice a mate is going through a difficult time.
DUR: 2:00

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3

Lifeline CEO Jane Hayden reminds us that people can contact their phone and online support services about a range of issues, and don’t have to be in crisis to seek some help.
DUR: 1:39

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4

Doug Millen from ReachOut.com gives us some advice for parents who might notice their children are struggling with the pressure of exams.
DUR: 1:52

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5

We hear about the SANE Forums, which allow people whose lives are affected by mental illness to join an anonymous conversation online, share their stories and knowledge, and find support.
DUR: 2:05

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6

We catch up with beyondblue CEO Georgie Harman to speak about the devastating effect that homophobia has on mental health.
DUR: 2:02

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7

We learn about 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: 2:06

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8

We profile the StandBy Response Service, which provides a coordinated community response to families, friends and communities who have been bereaved through suicide.
DUR: 2:01

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9

We catch up with Lifeline CEO Jane Hayden, and ask about the kinds of issues people can call 13 11 14 about.
DUR: 1:33

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10

CEO Georgie Harman tells us what beyondblueis doing to support people affected by discrimination and homophobia.
DUR: 2:25

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11

We learn about the SANE Helpline, which provides information about mental illness symptoms, treatments, medications, where to go for support, and help for carers.
DUR: 1:56

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12

CEO Jono Nicholas tells us how ReachOut.com supports young people who prefer to access information and support online, including those living in rural and remote parts of Australia.
DUR: 1:55

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13

We hear more about the SANE Forums, which allow people whose lives are affected by mental illness to join an anonymous conversation online, share their stories and knowledge, and find support.
DUR: 1:47

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14

Doug Millen from ReachOut.com gives us some advice for young people who are struggling with the pressure of exams.
DUR: 1:32

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15

We hear more from beyondblue about research that has highlighted the ways homophobia is contributing to high rates of mental health problems and alcohol use among lesbian and bisexual women.
DUR: 1:38

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16

Beth Lord from the Phoenix Centre in Hobart tells us why she thinks the R U OK? message is so important for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
DUR: 2:15

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17

CEO Jane Hayden provides some advice for people who might have considered contacting Lifeline, but haven’t yet taken the first step.
DUR: 1:35

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18

R U OK? campaign director Rebecca Lewis tells us why it’s important that our mates know we’re there to support them, even if initially they don’t open up to us about their problems.
DUR: 1:51

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19

We hear about the large number of Australians who are supported by Lifeline’s 13 11 14 phone service each day.
DUR: 1:34

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20

Randal Newton John explains the range of services MensLine Australia offers to men who are going through difficult times.
DUR: 1:42

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