Triple M’s No Talk Day mental health initiative is returning this July
Triple M has partnered with Beyond Blue to bring back its annual men’s mental health initiative No Talk Day.
Now in its third year, No Talk Day will occur between 6am – 6pm on Thursday July 1, with all 45 stations around the country encouraging listeners to participate in discussions about their mental health and the wellbeing of those around them.
All programming, news, ads and traffic updates across Triple M will be removed to give way to candid conversations between prominent comedians, musicians and athletes, shining light on their own experiences with mental health and sharing the resources they used to seek help when struggling.
Participants in this year’s No Talk Day include Triple M presenters Mick Molloy, Basil Zempilas, Mark Ricciuto and Marty Sheargold, as well as musicians such as Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine), Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), Jimmy Barnes, Rob Hirst (Midnight Oil), Mark Gable (Choirboys and Beyond Blue Ambassador), Tim Rogers (You Am I) and Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless).
Triple M’s network head Mike Fitzpatrick highlighted the importance of using the station’s reach to instigate conversations among listeners.
“Triple M’s No Talk Day is returning for a third year, and it has grown into the most significant day of the year for us,” Fitzpatrick said.
“It has become a day that has unified our on and off airs teams alongside our listeners to have really important, lifesaving conversations.
“Having a platform like Triple M to encourage Aussie men and women to take care of their mental health and to support courageous conversations if they are struggling, or to give those who know someone who is, the tools to navigate their way through is a privilege we take seriously.
“We urge everyone to clear their throats on Thursday 1 July and start talking, even if it is alongside an otherwise ordinary activity of kicking the footy, fishing or going for a walk. Just start talking.”
No Talk Day will be broadcast across all 45 Triple M stations and will be streamed via the LiSTNR app.