Community Broadcasting Suicide Prevention Project

July 2014

The Community Broadcasting Association is pleased to welcome you to the July 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 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 this project, please contact the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia on (02) 9310 2999, or email: iwatson@cbaa.org.au

 

Track

Topic

1

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.
DUR: 1:21

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2

We profile the BRAVE program, an online self-help course that allows young people and their parents to seek support for anxiety in the comfort of their own homes.
DUR: 1:39

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3

Paul McFarlane, an R U OK Community Ambassador, speaks about the importance of asking people ‘are you okay?’, and then listening to what they have to say without judgment.
DUR: 2:00

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4

We hear about Finding Our Way, an inspirational series of short films that explore the personal stories of people from migrant and refugee backgrounds living with emotional and mental health issues.
DUR: 1:53

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5

We learn about Lifeline’s Online Crisis Chat Service, which provides quick and easy access to help and support.
DUR: 1:38

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6

We catch up with MindOUT! to hear about some important new resources that will help organisations to be more responsive to mental health issues for LGBTI people.
DUR: 1:48

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7

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?’
DUR: 1:38

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8

We catch up with eheadspace manager Carmen Garrett, who encourages all young people who are experiencing a problem in their life to check out the support they offer.
DUR: 1:48

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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: 1:56

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10

Alex Culloden, Project Officer at the Hunter Institute of Mental Health, highlights some issues to consider for community conversations about suicide.
DUR: 2:25

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11

We hear about Kids Helpline, Australia's only free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25.
DUR: 1:27

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12

We catch up with beyondblueDeputy CEO Dr Brian Graetz, and ask why it’s important for parents to recognise the effects anxiety can have on young lives.
DUR: 1:26

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13

Lifeline Australia CEO Jane Hayden speaks about some of the fun things people can do to mark Stress Down Day this year.
DUR: 1:23

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14

Will Austin, a proud young Indigenous man who’s passionate about addressing suicide and mental illness, encourages young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to speak to someone if they’re going through a difficult time.
DUR: 1:40

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15

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: 1:44

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16

We hear about the range of resources and webinars provided by MindOut! to assist organisations to be more responsive to suicide prevention and mental health issues for LGBTI people.
DUR: 1:21

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17

We hear more about Finding Our Way, an inspirational series of short films created by people from migrant and refugee backgrounds living with emotional and mental health issues.
DUR: 1:50

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18

Paul McFarlane, an R U OK Community Ambassador, speaks about the importance of supporting people in our lives through meaningful and ongoing conversations.
DUR: 2:25

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19

We catch up with Lifeline Australia CEO Jane Hayden, and ask her why it’s important that we address stress if it’s affecting our well-being.
DUR: 1:37

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20

We learn about the StandBy Response Service, which provides a coordinated community response to families, friends and communities who have been bereaved through suicide.
DUR: 2:11

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