Triple M microphones across the country will stay silent from 6am to 6pm on Monday, July 3 for the station’s annual No Talk Day.
The movement is supported by Beyond Blue and is held to encourage listeners and friends to have a courageous conversation about men’s mental health and suicide. On the day, announcers will be replaced by messages encouraging listeners to check-in on their mental health.
In the lead up to Triple M’s fifth annual No Talk Day, this week from 6pm -7pm all announcers on the station will be replaced by announcements encouraging mental health awareness.
Shaun Gough, Triple M Melbourne content manager and founding No Talk Day advocate said: “Triple M’s No Talk Day is when we ask listeners across the country to ‘check-in’ on their own mental health or someone they care about and think about having a potentially life-saving conversation if that’s what’s needed; to tell someone their story, or genuinely ask a mate how they’re travelling. These are conversations that matter, they can save lives.”
The station has also released a long-form mental health discussion called The Courageous Talk Roundtable which features prominent figures who have been affected by mental health issues. Chelsea Frawley, mental health advocate and daughter of AFL great Danny “Spud” Frawley who was battling depression when he died, First Nations performer Mitch Tambo, clinical psychologist and anxiety specialist, Dr Jodie Lowinger, and SCA transgender employee Andrea Cole who has worked at Triple M for more than 35 years all discuss their experiences in the poignant discussion.
The first No Talk Day was launched in 2019, and throughout the years the station has enlisted the help of Dave Grohl, Bruce Springsteen, Flea from the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Daniel Johns, Midnight Oil, Dave Gleeson, The Killers, John Butler, Jimmy Barnes, and Rob Thomas to convey their message.
To get advice on how to start a conversation for yourself or with someone you’re worried about or for more information on depression and anxiety, please visit: www.beyondblue.org.au