‘We stop talking to encourage our audience to start talking’: Triple M switch off the mics for men’s mental health

In support of men’s mental health, Triple M will be switching off all microphones on July 1 to make room for listeners to check in with themselves and their mates.

Triple M has partnered with Lifeline for its annual No Talk Day, where across all 49 stations, Triple M will pause all shows, announcers and ads, along with all news and traffic reports, between 6am and 6pm, “as a reminder to make mental health a priority and encourage listeners to start a conversation for themselves or with someone they care about”.

Shaun Gough, Triple M Melbourne content manager called the day “an important opportunity to remind our listeners across the country it’s all right to not feel all right, to prioritise their own mental health and to start a conversation with someone they care about.

“We stop talking to encourage our audience to start talking. We know that of all the people in Australia who take their own lives, three in four are men. But we also know that having a conversation matters and could possibly save a life.

“With Lifeline on board for No Talk Day this year, we hope to foster more conversations and encourage our listeners to reach out, either for themselves or someone they love.”

Dr Ally Nicolopoulos, wellbeing lead at Lifeline, added: “At Lifeline, we understand that every Australian who listens to Triple M will have their own mental health journey and will have their own preferences on how to reach out for support.

“It’s okay if you don’t quite know what to say, or how to say it. The first step is just knowing that someone is there, and Lifeline is always here.

“At any time through the day or night you can call us on 13 11 14, chat with us online at or send us a text on 0477 13 11 14.”

Triple M’s No Talk Day can be heard across the country on July 1 and via the LiSTNR app.


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