Community Broadcasting Suicide Prevention Project - August 2015

Danny Chifley, 7th August 2015
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The Community Broadcasting Association is pleased to welcome you to the August 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 Leanne Faulkner, who was named the 2015 Small Business Champion for her work highlighting the importance of mental health in small businesses.

We hear about a world-first research project involving thousands of men which aims to end the embarrassment that stops them from getting help for conditions such as depression and anxiety.

We catch up with Indigenous rugby league player Michael Bani to find out how his role as a Community Ambassador for R U OK? allows him to use his own experiences to tell others about the importance of reaching out for support.

And we find out about the relaunch of beyondblue’s successful Man Therapy campaign, with a new focus on the mental health of ‘blue-collar’ men.

Some of these and other individuals and organisations featured in this month’s audio are also profiled in this newsletter, which contains feature stories on individuals who have overcome difficult times in their lives, information on mental health issues, profiles of services, and contact details of service providers nationally and around Australia.

 

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

2

We catch up with Leanne Faulkner, who was named the 2015 Small Business Champion for her work highlighting the importance of mental health in small businesses.
DUR: 1:50

3

We hear about the STRIDE project, which aims to end the embarrassment experienced by men that stops them from getting help for conditions such as depression and anxiety.
DUR: 1:58

4

Eating Disorders Info project manager Frances Cook provides some advice for people who think a young person they care about may have an eating disorder.
DUR: 2:21

5

We catch up with Nick Arvanitis from beyondblue and ask why it’s important for businesses to provide mental health support, training and information for their staff.
DUR: 2:25

6

We learn about a new resource SANE Australia has developed to guide planning ahead for older people who live with mental illness, their family and friends.
DUR: 1:35

7

We catch up with Indigenous rugby league player Michael Bani to find out how his role as a Community Ambassador for R U OK? allows him to tell others about the importance of reaching out for support if they’re feeling down or isolated.
DUR: 1:50

8

We catch up with CEO Jono Nicholas to find out about the ReachOut Breathe app, which is designed to help young Australians reduce anxiety and stress through their smartphones.
DUR: 1:20

9

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.
DUR: 1:29

10

We find out about the relaunch of beyondblue’s successful Man Therapy campaign, with a new focus on the mental health of ‘blue-collar’ men.
DUR: 1:50

11

We hear more from Leanne Faulkner, who was named the 2015 Small Business Champion for her work highlighting the importance of mental health in small businesses.
DUR: 1:51

12

We profile QLife, Australia’s first nationally-oriented counselling and referral service for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex people.
DUR: 1:32

13

We hear more about Eating Disorders Info, an online resource that gives young people, and their families and friends, relevant and important information about eating disorders.
DUR: 2:07

14

We learn more about the Ageing Well guide, which helps older people who live with mental illness, and their family and friends, to plan ahead.
DUR: 1:40

15

We catch up with ReachOut CEO Jono Nicholas to find out more about ReachOut WorryTime app, which aims to help young Australians reduce anxiety and stress through their smartphones.
DUR: 1:43

16

We catch up with beyondblue CEO Georgie Harman to find out about a new project that promotes help-seeking and discussions about mental health among former AFL players, past coaches and construction workers.
DUR: 1:52

17

We hear more from Indigenous rugby league player Michael Bani, who uses his role as a Community Ambassador for R U OK? to inspire young people around Australia.
DUR: 1:56

18

Nick Arvanitis from beyondbluetells us about the role business manager and leaders can play in supporting the development of a mentally healthy workplace.
DUR: 2:11

19

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.
DUR: 1:42

20

We catch up with Lifeline CEO Jane Hayden to find out more about the wide range of issues people can contact Lifeline about.
DUR: 1:40

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