October in NSW is Mental Health Month an important time where we can come together to raise awareness and promote better mental health for all. To help with this mission, 90.1 NBC FM in partnership with St George Community Mental Health worked over the several months with a team of community volunteers who have lived experience of mental health challenges to create a podcast series called ‘Tune into Mental Health’
The project was funded by Bayside Council through its Doing It Differently program. Participants living experience of mental distress from St George, Sutherland, and Eastern Suburbs MHS were trained in basic radio production (including interviewing techniques), to produce 5 x 10-minute audio podcasts based on interviews they conducted with other mental health consumers. The program aims to create greater public awareness of MH issues, normalise discussion and increase awareness of local support services.
The series was broadcast on 90.1 NBC FM starting from 10th Oct 2022 -World Mental Health Day – with a new show aired daily at 8:40 am and 4:15pm.