Triple M gets behind Beyond Blue with ‘NO Talk Day’

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Triple M, SCA

SCA‘s network of Triple M metro stations are going quiet this July 1 so that men can talk.

There will be no radio shows, no ads and no traffic reports on Triple M Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane.

The initiative is designed to draw attention to the fact that men often find it difficult, or are discouraged, from talking about their feelings.

So Triple M is using the space where they’d normally talk, to instead encourage men and women to talk to their mates, family or a colleague about mental health.

The statistics behind the rate of men’s suicide in Australia are stark, with Beyond Blue telling us that this year alone 65,000 people will attempt suicide in Australia. Eight will die every day and six will be men.

“As a network that talks to a lot of Aussie men we feel as though it’s our responsibility to continue to encourage these men to be more aware of not only their own feelings but that of those around them. To reach out if they need someone to talk to or offer an ear to their mates,” said Triple M head of content Mike Fitzpatrick.

“We know it’s sometimes hard to talk about your feelings, but it might be the most important conversation you ever have.

“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.”

Triple M has rolled out a video campaign featuring talent to raise awareness ahead of the day.


Triple M is encouraging anyone who wants to start a conversation about anxiety or depression, or who is worried about someone, to head to beyondblue.com.au

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Peter
25 Jun 2019 - 10:07 am

Terrific initiative from Triple M and SCA but like always I’m afraid it’s all spin and no substance.

Rob
25 Jun 2019 - 10:42 am

This is some original programming – SCA are to be congratulated for the initiative & for doing something different on the air!

Sarah
25 Jun 2019 - 1:11 pm

Great idea. I love they’re trying something different and on such a big scale, something other networks seem to lack these days. The key will be getting the message out, everywhere, before Monday & it seems like they are.

nick bartlett
25 Jun 2019 - 1:41 pm

Triple M is playing rock music all day. You’d think it was 1985.

Beyond
25 Jun 2019 - 4:09 pm

Anxiety and depression is rife in the suburbs.
As a bloke who has and is living through it …… please talk to your mates.
We need each other.

Realist
25 Jun 2019 - 5:17 pm

Funny how this lands out of survey.

(I mean nice initiative but lets not kid ourselves – they wouldn’t be doing this during survey)

Not Dave
27 Jun 2019 - 3:31 pm

@Nick, and this varies from their regular playlist in what way exactly?

Survivor
27 Jun 2019 - 3:42 pm

Realist, what’s your point?

Who cares whether it’s in survey or out of survey? Highlighting a problem like suicide is the point.

Your cynicism around something so important is sad. I hope you have someone to reach out to.

Harriet
1 Jul 2019 - 8:25 pm

Thank you so much for addressing men’s mental health. Three months ago my brother in law died by suicide. My brother in law was the most amazing man, a wonderful husband, a fun dad and a wonderful friend and also an amazing man who worked in radio in NZ. I feel privileged to have been part of his life. Daz, had bipolar. Daz was working through his illness but in the end he died because of it. Thank you for acknowledging mental illness, it is a big start … the next step is to prioritise mental health within our health system and in our society . Mental health from when we are born should be prioritised by the the government. In NZ, the govt is starting from the right place prioritising well being. Every step that we make to bring mental illness, to the forefront will hopefully mean another family is saved from its grip xxxx Harriet ❤️

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