51 minutes | Feb 18th 2020

Spot the signs: look, listen, reach out

What are the clues to look for if you think a mate is struggling with their mental health? If you spot them, what should you do? John speaks with irrigation farmer Julie Andreazza about the incredible support she received from her husband and community when she went through a hard time, along with counsellor David Post, who has some top-notch advice for helping others. *Note: This episode touches on themes of suicide and some listeners might find this hard to hear. We’re grateful to Julie sharing her story, and happy she’s now in a good place. Good on you Julie.* *** The advice in this podcast is of a general nature, and not an excuse for not seeing your GP or medical professional. There’s some handy links over at the Mate helping Mate website to learn more about resources you can access. If you need to talk to someone right now give Lifeline a call on 13 11 14. We’re bloody grateful for all the support we’ve received to make this podcast possible, including the show’s sponsors, our mates Gotcha4 Life and the Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network (MPHN). Gotcha4Life was established to reverse the tide of declining mental health and to reduce suicide rates by taking action and having a positive outcome on men’s mental health. It enables men, boys and communities to build mental fitness, social connection, emotional muscle and resilience. The Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network (MPHN), through the Empower Our Communities Grant, is the government’s way of walking the talk and demonstrating their commitment to supporting families and communities living with the impacts of drought, with a focus on mental health and wellbeing. A shout out and thank you to Julie Andreazza and David Post for coming onto the show. You can connect with David Post and the great work of Rural Outreach Counselling – ROC for short – over at the website This podcast is by Room3, a production company that work with charities and for purpose businesses. They do some great work. Finally, you can keep in touch with John Harper and Mate helping Mate over at: FacebookYoutubeWebsite
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