News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 

Radio Hauraki’s No Talk Day has mental health message

Radio Hauraki’s No Talk Day has a mental health message for everyone

Talking – it’s what radio announcers do for a living. But this Friday Radio Hauraki’s team of talkers will shut up, and go silent for the day to encourage others to make a noise about mental illness. They have released a video to spread awareness in advance of their No Talk Day this Friday 9 August.

While No Talk Day is meant to shine a light on men’s mental health, the message can be used by anyone to lift their own mental wellbeing and support those they care about.

The unique collaboration with Triple M Australia who ran a similar event, and joint initiative with Movember Foundation NZ, will see Radio Hauraki removing all ads, announcers, traffic, weather and news from 6am to 6pm on the day, to symbolically create space for listeners to talk. Other NZME brands including the New Zealand Herald, which launched its award-winning Break The Silence investigative series in 2017, will be supporting the initiative this Friday.

Advice, supported by organisations that work in the fields of mental health and suicide, suggests that talking with someone or starting a conversation with someone you’re concerned about can help.

While Radio Hauraki’s audience is predominantly male and suicide statistics reveal a high proportion of men take their own lives (of the 668 Kiwis who took their lives last year, 475 were men), the Hauraki team are well aware mental ill-health does not recognise gender or race.

Radio Hauraki Content Director Mike Lane says, “We talk to a lot of Kiwi men every day and while we have a strong call to action for them, our No Talk Day is for all New Zealanders. We want it to be a reminder to check in with each other, start a conversation or just stay and listen. We’re pushing this message with our colleagues at our workplace too.”

Movember Foundation NZ recommends starting a conversation if you think something is going on with a friend, workmate or family member and you have noticed some changes in them.

Movember NZ Country Manager Robert Dunne says, “We’re delighted to back Radio Hauraki’s No Talk Day because it sends the right message at many levels. Our research shows that everyone can watch out for the mental wellbeing of those they care about by following the ALEC acronym: Ask how they are doing, Listen to what they say, Encourage action by exploring options they may have and Check in with where they are at.”

Links:

Radio Hauraki’s No Talk Day video: https://www.facebook.com/RadioHauraki/videos/458315861390717/

Our previous media release about No Talk Day:

https://advertising.nzme.co.nz/radio-hauraki-gets-behind-men-s-mental-health-with-no-talk-day/

Where to get help:

If you are worried about your or someone else's mental health, the best place to get help is your GP or local mental health provider. However, if you or someone else is in danger or endangering others, call police immediately on 111.

Where to find help and support:

Need to Talk? Call or text 1737

Lifeline - 0800 543 354 or (09) 5222 999 within Auckland (available 24/7)

Depression Helpline - 0800 111 757 (available 24/7)

Suicide Crisis Helpline - 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO) (available 24/7)

Youthline - 0800 376 633, text 234, email talk@youthline.co.nz or online chat

Kidsline: 0800 543 754 (available 24/7)

Samaritans - 0800 726 666

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Howard Davis: 1917's 1,000 Yard Stare

Sam Mendes has created a terrible and barbarous trek, one that we appreciate all the more for being catapulted right into the midst of this ear-splitting melee from the film's opening sequence. More>>


Floorball: NZ To Host World Cup Of Floorball In 2022

In a major coup for a minnow nation in the European-dominated sport of floorball, New Zealand has won the rights to host one of the sport’s marque international events. More>>

National Voyage Continues: Tuia 250 Ends

Tuia 250 has unleashed an unstoppable desire to keep moving forward and continue the kōrero about who we are, say the co-chairs of the Tuia 250 National Coordinating Committee, Dame Jenny Shipley and Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr. More>>

ALSO:

Te Papa: New Chief Executive From Its Own Staff

Courtney Johnston has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of Te Papa. Ms Johnston will take up the role in December 2019. Since its founding, Te Papa has had a dual leadership model, and as Tumu Whakarae|Chief Executive, Johnston will share the leadership with Kaihautū Dr Arapata Hakiwai. More>>

ALSO:

Over 150 Productions: NZ Fringe 2020 Has Launched

The upcoming festival will be held at 40 venues all over Wellington Region from 28 February to 21 March, and includes every genre possible—theatre, comedy, dance, music, clowning, cabaret, visual art, children’s shows and more! More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 


 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland