Community Broadcasting Suicide Prevention Project

September 2014

The CBAA is pleased to welcome you to the September 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 mark some important dates this month, including World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10) and R U OK? Day (September 11).

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.

We look at the support the Child Illness Resilience Program offers to families to help build their resilience.

And we hear about a new headspace campaign that aims to promote their services to young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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 hear about R U OK? Day (September 11) and how we can all help to support each other through regular and meaningful conversations.
DUR: 1:36

Available here.

2

We profile the StandBy Response Service, which provides a coordinated community response to families, friends and communities who have been bereaved through suicide.
DUR: 2:05

Available here.

3

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.

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: 1:44

Available here.

5

We catch up with SANE Australia’s inaugural Hocking Fellowship winner Sonia Neale to get some advice for people affected by borderline personality disorder (BPD).
DUR: 2:20

Available here.

6

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.

7

We hear about a new headspace campaign that aims to promote their services to young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
DUR: 2:21

Available here.

8

We look at the support the Child Illness Resilience Program offers to families to help build their resilience.
DUR: 2:14

Available here.

9

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

Available here.

10

We hear about the SANE Helpline, which provides information about symptoms, treatments, medications, where to go for support, and help for carers.
DUR: 2:10

Available here.

11

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.

12

We hear more about the StandBy Response Service, which provides a coordinated community response to families, friends and communities who have been bereaved through suicide.
DUR: 2:15

Available here.

13

We catch up with R U OK? General Manager Brendan Maher to find out more about how people can get involved on R U OK? Day (September 11).
DUR: 1:49

Available here.

14

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.

15

We hear more 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: 2:15

Available here.

16

We hear from headspace about their campaign that aims to promote their services to young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
DUR: 2:10

Available here.

17

We hear more about the support the Child Illness Resilience Program offers to families to help build their resilience.
DUR: 2:25

Available here.

18

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: 1:27

Available here.

19

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: 1:40

Available here.

20

We hear about the Suicide Call Back Service, which provides free nationwide professional telephone and online counselling for anyone affected by suicide.
DUR: 1:42

Available here.