Community Broadcasting Suicide Prevention Project - January 2014

The January 2014 content of the CBAA's national suicide prevention and mental health awareness project, developed with the support of the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, is now available to download.

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 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.

We learn about Families Like Mine, a new e-book that provides guidance to families of young gender diverse and same-sex attracted people.

We look at the impacts of depression on older people, and support available for people bereaved through suicide.

We also profile a range of suicide prevention and mental health services, including Kids Helpline, Lifeline, the Suicide Call Back Service, Mental Health in Multicultural Australia, MensLine Australia, the Standby Response Service, R U OK?, SANE Australia, beyondblue, ReachOut, and the Butterfly Foundation.

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 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.

2

We learn about Families Like Mine, a new e-book that provides guidance to families of young gender diverse and same-sex attracted people.

Available here.

3

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.

Available here.

4

Randal Newton-John from On The Line Australia provides some advice for people considering use of an online counselling service.

Available here.

5

We catch up with beyondblueCEO Kate Carnell to find out about the impact of depression on older people in Australia.

Available here.

6

We hear about Mental Health in Multicultural Australia, a project that focuses on mental health and suicide prevention for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Available here.

7

Rachel Clemens from the Centre for Corporate Health provides some advice on how to have a conversation with a friend, family member or work colleague you are worried about.

Available here.

8

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.

9

We learn about the Butterfly Foundation, which provides support, information, and links to service providers and recovery groups for people affected by eating disorders.

Available here.

10

We find out about ReachOut.com, a website dedicated to young people's mental health and well being, and a great place for young people to find information, support, online communities and much more.

Available here.

11

beyondblue CEO Kate Carnell reminds us that family support is critical for young people who may be coming out or questioning their sexuality or gender identity.

Available here.

12

Mark Simmons from Kids Helpline encourages young people to access their support and information.

Available here.

13

We hear about SANE Australia’s Talking Anxiety App, which provides some practical and first-hand information on how to manage anxiety.

Available here.

14

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.

15

We learn about the SANE Helpline, a service that can help you with questions about mental illness and related topics.

Available here.

16

We ask beyondblueCEO Kate Carnell what people should do if they think an older person they are caring for is experiencing depression.

Available here.

17

We find out more about ReachOut.com, a website dedicated to young people's mental health and well being.

Available here.

18

We take a look at the mindhealthconnect website, which provides Australians with a trusted gateway to issues surrounding mental health care.

Available here.

19

We learn more about Families Like Mine, a new e-book that provides guidance to families of young gender diverse and same-sex attracted people.

Available here.

20

Randal Newton-John from On The Line Australia tells us what men can expect if they log in and access MensLine’s online counselling.

Available here.

 

Posted Tue, 21/01/2014 - 11:12am by cbaa_admin