CBAA gets funding to extend Suicide Prevention program for 2 years | radioinfo

CBAA gets funding to extend Suicide Prevention program for 2 years

Wednesday 03 October, 2018
CBAA CEO Jon Bissett

The CBAA’s contribution to suicide prevention has been acknowledged by the Federal Government as one of fifteen highly respected organisations to receive funding for its role for the suicide prevention sector, with funding now extended for another two years.

 
The CBAA is funded to deliver mental health and suicide prevention messaging over radio stations nationally and develop other communications materials for groups that may be high risk.
 
Each month 20 radio segments are produced and distributed for use on community radio stations nationally.
 
CBAA CEO Jon Bissett says the funding supports the continuation of the CBAA’s successful Suicide Prevention Program.
 
Bisset told radioinfo: “Community radio is uniquely positioned to reach into and connect with communities on these important issues of mental health and suicide prevention due to its scale, diversity and local focus.
 
“450+ stations play an important role in giving a voice to those not served by other broadcasting sectors and, combined with expertise and insights from service providers in mental health and suicide prevention, proves to be powerful in driving awareness and help-seeking behaviour amongst the sector’s 5.7 million weekly listeners.” 

The funding total of $770,000 will extend the program a further 2 years to the end 2020.

 

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