Community Broadcasting Suicide Prevention Project

January 2015

The Community Broadcasting Association is pleased to welcome you to the January 2015 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 profile Australia’s first nationally-oriented counselling and referral service for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people.

We catch up with ReachOut CEO Jono Nicholas to get some advice for young people who are feeling lonely, anxious or stressed through the summer period.

We hear about It Gets Better Australia, an inspirational project that aims to remind teenagers who are being bullied or discriminated against that they’re not alone, and that their lives will get better.

We look at the importance of social connections for men as they reach their 30s, and talk about the ways workers in fly-in fly-out jobs can support each other through tough times.

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 hear about the Men’s Social Connectedness report, which reveals the extent of loneliness and disconnection among Australian men in their middle years.
DUR: 2:19

Available here.

2

We learn about It Gets Better Australia, an inspirational project that aims to remind teenagers who are being bullied or discriminated against that they’re not alone, and that their lives will get better.
DUR: 1:55

Available here.

3

We profile QLife, Australia’s first nationally-oriented counselling and referral service for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex people.
DUR: 1:25

Available here.

4

ReachOut CEO Jono Nicholas provides some advice for young people who are worried about getting into their preferred course at university and anxious about what the future will hold for them.
DUR: 1:29

Available here.

5

We learn about some tools, tips, videos and fact sheets beyondbluehas developed to help us to begin conversations about mental health.
DUR: 1:57

Available here.

6

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: 1:49

Available here.

7

We catch up with Jaelea Skehan, the Director of the Hunter Institute of Mental Health, to discuss the importance of taking time out to reflect on the year that was and plan for the year ahead.
DUR: 1:57

Available here.

8

We hear about the work that Bristow Helicopters has been doing in partnership with R U OK? to help their workers support each other and start meaningful conversations.
DUR: 1:49

Available here.

9

We catch up with Lifeline CEO Jane Hayden, who says people can contact their helpline or online services about a range of issues, and don’t have to be in crisis to seek some help.
DUR: 1:41

Available here.

10

We profile the StandBy Response Service, which provides a coordinated community response to families, friends and communities who have been bereaved through suicide.
DUR: 2:02

Available here.

11

ReachOut CEO Jono Nicholas gives us some advice for young people who are worried about finding employment.
DUR: 1:35

Available here.

12

We learn more about QLife, Australia’s first nationally-oriented counselling and referral service for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex people.
DUR: 1:39

Available here.

13

We hear more from Jaelea Skehan, the Director of the Hunter Institute of Mental Health about importance of families taking time out to plan for the year ahead.
DUR: 1:35

Available here.

14

We learn more about It Gets Better Australia, and the impacts the project is having on the lives of teenagers who are being bullied or discriminated against.
DUR: 2:00

Available here.

15

We hear more about the work that Bristow Helicopters has been doing in partnership with R U OK? to support the well-being of fly-in fly-out workers.
DUR: 1:46

Available here.

16

beyondblue chairman Jeff Kennett tells us why social networks are so important to our well-being as we move through our lives.
DUR: 2:11:

Available here.

17

We catch up with Mary‑Anne Quilter from the Mental Illness Fellowship Queensland, who tells us about the work they have been doing to promote the Mi Networksservice in rural and remote communities.
DUR: 2:20

Available here.

18

ReachOut CEO Jono Nicholas provides some advice for young people who are feeling lonely or down through the summer period.
DUR: 1:20

Available here.

19

We catch up with beyondblue CEO Georgie Harman to find out how we can reach out to someone we’re concerned about.
DUR: 1:53

Available here.

20

We profile the Partners in Depression program, an initiative of the Hunter Institute which was developed to help support people who live with, love or care for someone experiencing depression.
DUR: 1:54

Available here.