Triple M names new Mike Waters track the anthem for No Talk Day
Triple M’s No Talk Day returns this Wednesday (July 1) to raise awareness of men’s mental health.
The initiative, in partnership with Beyond Blue, was held in 2019 across four metro markets and this year rolls out across 43 Triple M stations around Australia.
The radio network has handpicked ‘I’m Doing Fine’ by Mike Waters as the official No Talk Day anthem, the latest single from the Sony Music-signed singer-songwriter.
After writing for some of the biggest names in pop, Waters branched out on his own with a thought-provoking ballad that deals with the importance of opening up about mental health.
“‘I’m Doing Fine’ came from me telling my own story of when I was hit by a really intense bout of deep, dark depression, that I’ve never experienced before,” Waters said.
“I learned that the thing I needed to do to get through that was to talk to people. This song is about people who say to their friends that they are fine but on the inside, they are falling apart.”
Triple M hosts from around the country have banded together to promote this cause, recording powerful videos to feature across Triple digital and social platforms.
Between 6am and 6pm, listeners will hear inspirational stories from people who have admirably found their way back from significant mental health challenges.
Triple M will share helpful tips for those who may not be ready to talk yet: things like staying active, minimising alcohol intake and efforts to reduce stress.
The broadcaster has also created an online resource with Beyond Blue with tools and tips, which will be shared online and across Triple M’s social media accounts.
Triple M boss Mike Fitzpatrick hopes the initiative helps to break down the stigma.
“We’re encouraging Aussie men and women to look after their mental health, and on July 1 we will stop talking to encourage you to start your own conversation,” Fitzpatrick said.
“We know that men, in particular, find it hard to talk about their feelings.
“As a network that talks to a lot of Aussie men, we feel it’s our responsibility to continue to encourage them to be more aware of not only their own feelings but of those around them.
“It’s been a challenging time for everyone. From dealing with bushfires to drought and more recently the issues that COVID-19 has created, there’s never been a more important time to check in on family and mates.
“We are lucky to be able to partner with an organisation like Beyond Blue to help empower our community and continue to break down the stigma surrounding mental health.”
Listen to No Talk Day on Triple M this Wednesday between 6am and 6pm.