National Suicide Prevention Project

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CBAA national suicide prevention and mental health awareness project, in partnership with the Australia Government Department of Health.

Each month, 20 short radio segments are released to community broadcasters across Australia. They are 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. The purpose of the project is to:

  • raise awareness of suicide prevention;
  • reduce the stigma around suicide;
  • reduce the prevalence of suicide and suicidal behaviours in Australia and its impact on individuals, their families and communities.

Broadcasters can find the latest audio segments in the articles below.

For more information, please contact Ian Watson.

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Danny Chifley, 28th April 2020

This month we learn about the LivingWorks Start program, help and support you can access through Lifeline via phone and online as well as the free online support ReachOut is providing to young Australians during the COVID-19 outbreak to help them stay well when it comes to their mental health.

Katrina Hughes, 7th April 2020

This month we get some tips for how you can build stronger relationships so that you can be supported by friends, family and colleagues during tough times.

Katrina Hughes, 2nd March 2020

Welcome to the Community Broadcasting Suicide Prevention Project, March 2020. This month includes a segment on raising funds and awareness for young people in Australia living with mental health difficulties, and to help prevent youth suicide. 

 

Katrina Hughes, 29th January 2020

Welcome to the February 2020 content of our national suicide prevention and mental health awareness project, developed with the support of the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.

Katrina Hughes, 31st December 2019

The Community Broadcasting Association is pleased to welcome you to the January 2020 content of our national suicide prevention and mental health awareness project, developed with the support of the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.