Community Broadcasting Suicide Prevention Project

August 2014

The CBAA is pleased to welcome you to the August 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 World Suicide Prevention Day, when numerous events and local activities will be held around the country to raise awareness of suicide.

We hear about some new resources for people after they have attempted suicide which feature real-life experiences from people who have been through the experience before or supported loved ones in their recovery.

We find out about Out of the Shadows and Into the Light, which allows all Australians to play a role in suicide prevention by joining or organising a walk in their local community.

We catch up with SANE Australia’s inaugural Hocking Fellowship winner Sonia Neale, who is working to promote improved understanding of, and services for, people affected by borderline personality disorder (BPD).

We also profile a range of other suicide prevention and mental health services, including ReachOut.com, eheadspace, beyondblue, Lifeline Australia, R U OK?, MensLine Australia, the Suicide Call Back Service, SANE Australia, and 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

We look ahead to World Suicide Prevention Day, when numerous events and local activities will be held around the country to raise awareness of suicide.
DUR: 2:03

Available here.

2

We chat with Will Austin, a proud young Indigenous man who’s passionate about addressing suicide and mental illness among young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
DUR: 1:38

Available here.

3

We learn about 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: 1:26

Available here.

4

We catch up with SANE Australia’s inaugural Hocking Fellowship winner Sonia Neale, to learn about the importance of better understanding of, and services for, people affected by borderline personality disorder (BPD).
DUR: 2:08

Available here.

5

We find out about Out of the Shadows and Into the Light, which allows all Australians to play a role in suicide prevention by joining or organising a walk in their local community.
DUR: 1:33

Available here.

6

We hear about some new beyondblue resources for people after they have attempted suicide which feature real-life experiences from people who have been through the experience before or supported loved ones in their recovery.
DUR: 2:13

Available here.

7

We learn about the SANE Helpline, which is a great place to ask questions about mental illness and related topics.
DUR: 1:51

Available here.

8

We hear about the Suicide Call Back Service, which provides free nationwide professional telephone and online counselling for anyone affected by suicide.
DUR: 1:40

Available here.

9

We profile the StandBy Response Service, which provides a coordinated community response to families, friends and communities who have been bereaved through suicide.
DUR: 1:47

Available here.

10

We catch up with Lifeline CEO Jane Hayden, and ask for her advice for people who may have considered contacting this important service, but who haven’t yet picked up the phone.
DUR: 1:46

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11

Hocking Fellowship winner Sonia Neale speaks about the importance of destigmatising borderline personality disorder (BPD).
DUR: 2:13

Available here.

12

We hear more about the ways in which community members and organisations can get involved in World Suicide Prevention Day.
DUR: 2:01

Available here.

13

We find out about the types of issue and problems people can call MensLine Australia about.
DUR: 1:22

Available here.

14

We catch up with beyondblue Deputy CEO Dr Brian Graetz to find out about information and support young people and parents can access if they’re affected by anxiety.
DUR: 1:46

Available here.

15

We hear more about Out of the Shadows and Into the Light, which allows all Australians to play a role in suicide prevention by joining or organising a walk in their local community.
DUR: 1:23

Available here.

16

We hear more about new beyondblue resources for people after they have attempted suicide which feature real-life experiences from people who have been through the experience before.
DUR: 1:53

Available here.

17

We ask R U OK? ambassador Will Austin how young Indigenous people can start a conversation with someone they ‘re worried about.
DUR: 1:53

Available here.

18

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

Available here.

19

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: 1:46

Available here.

20

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.