Triple M takes vow of silence in support of Beyond Blue

On Monday 1 July, Triple M will air silence to encourage men and women to talk about mental health.

The initiative, in support of Beyond Blue, will take place from 6am to 6pm in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane.

Triple M’s No Talk Day is aimed at encouraging listeners to reach out to friends, family and colleagues who may be struggling to have an open discussion about mental health and the work that can be done to reduce men’s suicide.

According to Beyond Blue, this year 65,000 people will attempt suicide in Australia. Eight will die every day and six will be men.

Mike Fitzpatrick, head of Triple M, said the network feels it has a responsibility to its listeners to support open dialogue around mental health.

“As a network that talks to a lot of Aussie men we feel as though it’s our responsibility to continue to encourage these men to be more aware of not only their own feelings but that of those around them. To reach out if they need someone to talk to or offer an ear to their mates,” said Fitzpatrick.

“We know it’s sometimes hard to talk about your feelings, but it might be the most important conversation you ever have.

“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.”

The initiative will be supported across online and social platforms with a series of videos featuring Triple M hosts from across the country.


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