The Australian Suicide Prevention Foundation (ASPF) has launched a new competition aimed at lightening the load of negativity young people experience online, and triple j’s Ben Harvey and Liam Stapleton are on board as official ambassadors.
The competition gives secondary and tertiary students the opportunity to share in a $15,000 prize pool by creating a video with the theme “You Are Not Alone” to show their support for the fight against suicide.
Ben and Liam came on board for the campaign as the issue was close to their hearts.
“The ‘You Are Not Alone’ campaign is extremely important – those four words can save lives,” said Liam.
“I have loved ones who battle with mental health issues daily. I’ve been lucky enough to have people around me who I trust and I can talk to.”
“In my time working in radio I have meet dozens of people who tell me they suffer from mental health issues but hearing a familiar voice in the mornings makes them feel like they have someone and they aren’t so alone,” added Ben.