After five days of eating, sleeping, and broadcasting in a glass box with no escape from each other, on Friday Nova 919’s Ben & Liam exited their temporary home having encouraged important conversations about mental health and raising over $88,000 (and rising) for Lifeline Adelaide.
Ben & Liam said, “We have been completely blown away by the whole experience. We have never been a part of anything quite like this. We feel privileged to have such an incredible team behind us. The words and stories we’ve heard this week have truly touched us. Now, please direct us to the nearest shower.”
During the five days, Ben & Liam were inundated with visitors to their glass box wishing them well on their journey, offering much needed support and sharing personal stories around their own mental health. Their efforts attracted the attention of locals, fans of the show and even Premier Steven Marshall and Matt “Suffa” Lambert of Hilltop Hoods.
Over the week, the pair started invaluable mental health conversations all over Adelaide and raised an impressive $88,000 (and rising) for Lifeline Adelaide to assist them in supporting people in crisis.
Simon Schrapel, chief executive Uniting Communities said, “We are blown away by the amazing support from Nova and the Adelaide community this week – you’ve shone a bright light on mental health and opened up some really important conversations to reduce the stigma often associated with mental health and support people who may be feeling trapped in their thoughts to reach out and know that they are not alone. The funds raised will allow Lifeline Adelaide to train another 30 crisis supporters to be there for people facing some of their darkest times. We offer our sincerest thanks to Nova for bringing awareness to mental health and supporting the vital services of Lifeline. Your work really will change lives.”