A problem shared is a problem halved. How do you find the right people to help improve your mental wellbeing when you need it? John chats with Chris McGregor, whose brother died by suicide and has experienced his own struggles with the black dog, and counsellor David Post, who shares some handy tips about finding a great support team that works for you.

*Note: This episode deals with themes of suicide and some listeners might find this upsetting. We’re grateful for Chris and his gutsy effort to share his story and make this episode as special as it is – thanks Chris.

****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.You can connect with David Post and the great work of Rural Outreach Counselling – ROC for short – over at their website. You can also learn more about Riverina Bluebell here.

This podcast is by Room3, a production company that work with charities and for-purpose businesses. 

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