Triple M’s No Talk Day for mental health expands to 43 stations
No shows, no ads, no news, no traffic reports and no announcers on-air. Triple M’s No Talk Day returns July 1 to raise awareness of men’s mental health.
The inaugural No Talk Day was held in 2019 across four metro markets and this year rolls out across 43 Triple M stations around Australia with partners Beyond Blue.
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 radio network 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,” he said.
“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.”
According to Beyond Blue, this year alone 65,000 people will attempt suicide in Australia. Eight die every day from suicide and six of those deaths are men.
“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,” he added.