Triple M’s No Talk Day will on 1 July will raise awareness in the Bundaberg Region about men’s mental health with partners Beyond Blue.
The inaugural No Talk Day was held in 2019 across four metropolitan markets and this year rolls out across 43 Triple M stations around Australia, including Bundaberg.
From 6am to 6pm on Wednesday, 1 July, Triple M will broadcast inspirational stories from people who have found their way back from significant mental health challenges and how they did it.
There will be no radio shows, no ads, no news, no traffic reports and no announcers on air.
No Talk Day is designed to use the space where there is normally talk to encourage people to start their own conversations about mental health, to talk to their mates, family or colleagues; to ask how they’re travelling, and work on reducing rates of suicide in Australia.
Though, for many people talking is not easy, so 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.
“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,” Triple M boss Mike Fitzpatrick said.
“We know that men 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 these men to be more aware of not only their own feelings but those of the people around them.
“It’s been a challenging time for everyone.
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