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Triple M's No Talk Day 2023

Triple M’s No Talk Day 2023: Time To Start Talking About Mental Health

Monday 3 July 2023 is Triple M’s No Talk Day. On air all day, on all 43 Triple M Stations across Australia, there will be NO ADS, NO SHOWS, NO ANNOUNCERS, NO NEWS, and NO TRAFFIC so you can start talking about mental health.

The aim of Triple M’s No Talk Day is to help everyone to start talking about mental health. It takes courage, but it might also save a life. 

For this year’s No Talk Day, as well as creating a space to have a conversation about mental health, we have brought together five amazing individuals to share their journeys with mental health and the tips for helping start that tough conversation.

‘Triple M’s Courageous Talk’ is back for 2023 with Andrea Cole, Chelsea Frawley, Dr Jodie Lowinger, Mitch Tambo and hosted by Triple M’s Shaun Gough. 

Watch Triple M’s Courageous Talk 2023 here:

If you think someone close to you is doing it tough and want to help

IT TAKES COURAGE…

Every day in Australia, six men die by suicide. It’s the leading cause of death for men aged 18-44.

Sometimes men don’t talk about what is affecting them, which is why on Triple M’s No Talk Day, right across Australia, we’re not talking. We want you to have that important conversation with the people who matter to you. It might be the most important chat you ever have.

We know it’s not always easy to know what to say. Below, we’ve worked with our mates at Beyond Blue to give you some tips for approaching that difficult, but important, conversation.

Have you noticed a mate, colleague or family member behaving differently? Do they not seem their usual self?

Many people will be hesitant to start talking about mental health out of fear of causing offence or making things worse, not wanting to get involved or not being sure how to respond.

You don’t need to have all the answers – just by being supportive and listening, you’re helping to make a difference.

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Start a conversation

  • Think about the most appropriate time and place. Find somewhere private where the person will feel comfortable.

Listen

  • Remember that this is their story, so don’t try to guess how it plays out. Instead, listen and ask questions. Repeat back your understanding of what they’ve said to make sure you its accurate.

Respond

  • Appreciate that they opened up and shared their story with you. Think about what they need now and ask what you can do to help.

Encourage action

  • Discuss options for further support, such as speaking to another friend or family member, their GP, or Beyond Blue and agree on next steps.

Check in

  • Make a note to check in with them again in a few days.

Crisis support

  • If the person tells you that they are feeling suicidal or they are planning on taking their own life, contact Lifeline, emergency services or your local mental health crisis service.

For more tips and information about having the conversation go to: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/the-facts/suicide-prevention/no-talk-day 

Have you noticed that you’re not yourself lately?

Everyone feels sad, angry, or flat sometimes – these feelings are part of a healthy, full range of emotions, and are usually nothing to worry about.

However, if you’ve been feeling sad, down, miserable, angry or overly worried most of the time for more than two weeks, you may be experiencing symptoms of depression or anxiety. Take the mind quiz to see how you’re travelling.

Remember, if you or someone you know needs support, there is help available.

To chat to a mental health professional contact Beyond Blue – 1300 22 4636

For crisis support contact Lifeline – 13 11 14

You can watch last year’s Triple M’s Courageous Talk here:

This July 3, we encourage you NOT to listen to Triple M for a change. Instead start talking to a mate or loved one. It could make all the difference might help save a life.