Community Broadcasting Suicide Prevention Project

October 2014

The CBAA is pleased to welcome you to the October 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 support they offer to people going through a tough time.

We hear about a new ReachOut.com campaign that aims to show young people that there’s life after Year 12 exams.

We chat to R U OK? campaign director Rebecca Lewis about their recent Conversation Bus Tour, a 5-week road trip through the heart of the country that encouraged all Australians to be even better mates by starting life-changing conversations with those around them.

We also learn about the SANE Forums, a new online peer-to-peer support service for carers and families, as well as people with lived experience of mental illness.

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 speaks to us about the support they offer to people going through a tough time.
DUR: 1:30

Available here.

2

We catch up with Ellen Newman from the Child Illness Resilience Program to find out about family resilience and share some practical strategies families can use to develop their resilience.
DUR: 2:04

Available here.

3

R U OK? General Manager Brendan Maher lets us know why it’s important that we check in with those around us on a regular basis and make sure they’re okay.
DUR: 2:06

Available here.

4

We hear from beyondblue about the Invisible Discriminator campaign that shows the devastating psychological effect that subtle racism has on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
DUR: 1:57

Available here.

5

We learn about the R U OK? Conversation Bus Tour, a 5-week road trip through the heart of the country that encouraged all Australians to be even better mates by starting life-changing conversations with those around them.
DUR: 1:39

Available here.

6

We hear about the StandBy Response Service, which provides a coordinated community response to families, friends and communities who have been bereaved through suicide.
DUR: 1:51

Available here.

7

We catch up with headspace CEO Chris Tanti to find out about the services they provide to young people around Australia.
DUR: 1:47

Available here.

8

We learn about the SANE Forums, a new online peer-to-peer support service for carers and families, as well as people with lived experience of mental illness.
DUR: 1:54

Available here.

9

We hear about a new ReachOut.com campaign that aims to show young people that there’s life after Year 12 exams.
DUR: 1:28

Available here.

10

We profile Kids Helpline, Australia's only free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25.
DUR: 1:30

Available here.

11

We hear 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: 1:38

Available here.

12

We hear more about the R U OK? Conversation Bus Tour and the people they met on their 5-week trip through the heart of Australia.
DUR: 2:03

Available here.

13

We learn more about the services provided by Lifeline, who provide hundreds of thousands of Australians each year with access to mental health support services that connect them with care.
DUR: 1:33

Available here.

14

We learn more about the StandBy Response Service, which provides a coordinated community response to families, friends and communities who have been bereaved through suicide.
DUR: 2:25

Available here.

15

We catch up with R U OK? General Manager Brendan Maher, who tells us that while asking those we care about if they’re okay can sometimes be challenging, it’s always worthwhile.
DUR: 1:59

Available here.

16

headspace CEO Chris Tanti tells us about the expansion of their services and the work they have been doing with young people in recent months.
DUR: 1:47

Available here.

17

We catch up with Ellen Newman from the Child Illness Resilience Program to discuss the importance of families calling on the support of others during times of need.
DUR: 1:59

Available here.

18

We learn more about the SANE Forums, a new online peer-to-peer support service for carers and families, as well as people with lived experience of mental illness.
DUR: 1:48

Available here.

19

We hear more about the R U OK? Conversation Bus Tour and the positive experiences the R U OK? team had on their 5-week trip through the heart of Australia.
DUR: 2:17

Available here.

20

We hear more about a new ReachOut.com campaign that aims to show young people that there’s life after Year 12 exams.
DUR: 1:41

Available here.