Community Broadcasting Suicide Prevention Project - February 2014

The Community Broadcasting Association is pleased to welcome you to the February 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 Jaelea Skehan, director of the Hunter Institute of Mental Health, to get some advice on talking to a person who has lost someone to suicide.

We hear about headspace School Support, an initiative that provides localised support to secondary schools affected by a suicide. We profile KidsHelpline, Australia's only free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25.

We hear from rugby league legends Darryl Brohman and Tommy Raudonikis about the importance of supporting our mates through tough times.

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

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 learn about headspace School Support, an initiative funded by the Australian Government that provides localised support to secondary schools affected by a suicide.

Available here.

2

R U OK? Ambassador and rugby league legend Darryl Brohman encourages men to reach out to anyone they know who might be doing it tough, and to ask them if they’re okay.

Available here.

3

We hear about Conversations Matter, a new resource developed by the Hunter Institute of Mental Health to support members of the community to talk about suicide in a safe and effective way.

Available here.

4

We profile the Suicide Call Back Service, which provides free nationwide professional telephone and online counselling for anyone affected by suicide.

Available here.

5

We learn about eheadspace, a confidential, free and secure space where young people aged 12 to 25, or their family, can chat, email or speak on the phone with a qualified youth mental health professional.

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.

Available here.

7

We profile Families Like Mine, a multimedia guide that offers practical advice and guidance to families of young gender diverse and same-sex attracted people.

Available here.

8

Jaelea Skehan, director of the Hunter Institute of Mental Health, provides some advice on how to talk to a person who has lost someone to suicide.

Available here.

9

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

Available here.

10

We find out about KidsHelpline, Australia's only free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25.

Available here.

11

R U OK? Ambassador and rugby league legend Tommy Raudonikis reminds us that by reaching out to your mates and asking if they’re okay, you could change someone’s life for the better.

Available here.

12

We hear about the services MensLine Australia offers, especially to men living in rural and remote communities.

Available here.

13

We learn more about KidsHelpline, Australia's only free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25.

Available here.

14

We hear more about headspace School Support, an initiative funded by the Australian Government that provides localised support to secondary schools affected by a suicide.

Available here.

15

We catch up with beyondblueCEO Kate Carnell, and ask her about the first steps people can take if they, or someone they know, need some help to deal with depression.

Available here.

16

We hear more about Conversations Matter, a new resource developed by the Hunter Institute of Mental Health to support members of the community to talk about suicide in a safe and effective way.

Available here.

17

We find out about the types of issues and problems people can call MensLine Australia about, and whether it needs to be a big problem for them to use the service.

Available here.

18

We learn more about eheadspace, a confidential, free and secure space where young people aged 12 to 25, or their family, can chat, email or speak on the phone with a qualified youth mental health professional.

Available here.

19

Jaelea Skehan, director of the Hunter Institute of Mental Health, provides some more advice on how to talk to a person who has lost someone to suicide.

Available here.

20

We hear about the SANE StigmaWatch program, which allows us to report articles or programs if we’re upset or offended by the way the media is portraying mental illness or suicide.

Available here.

 

Posted Mon, 17/02/2014 - 3:25pm by cbaa_admin