Triple M’s No Talk Day will return on Wednesday July 1, 2020 from 6:00am – 6:00pm to raise awareness of men’s mental health, with partner Beyond Blue. The inaugural No Talk Day was held in 2019 across four metro markets and will now expand out across 43 Triple M stations around Australia.
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.
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. Triple M have also created an online resource, working with Beyond Blue, with tools and tips on starting the difficult conversation. The resource will be shared online and across Triple M’s social media accounts.
Triple M hosts from around the country have banded together to promote this cause, recording powerful videos to feature across Triple M’s online and social platforms.
“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 Head, Mike Fitzpatrick, said.
“We know that men in particular 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. 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.
“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.”
Tune into Triple M’s No Talk Day, from 6:00am – 6:00pm Wednesday July 1, on your local Triple M FM station or via the Triple M app. To get advice on how to start a conversation with someone you’re worried about or for more information on depression and anxiety, please visit: www.beyondblue.org.au