‘Roses Radio – voices saving lives’

– a suicide prevention podcast series

Roses Radio is a suicide prevention podcast series designed to take the stories from courageous people and use them in a way that helps those who are trying to understand suicide, and for many, their own personal experience.  Each podcast has it’s own unique perspective and all encompassing view of suicide irrespective of the place from which you view it.

We embrace different perspectives and scenarios, and bring to you stories of coping, stories of resilience, and stories of inspiration.  These messages are Suicide Prevention in action.

Roses Radio gives people with a lived experience of suicide the opportunity to share their story with a broad audience, safe in the knowledge that their interviewer also has a lived experience.

Available on iTunes and Stitcher Radio (for Android)

Coming soon . . . Mark Davis talks about losing his partner Paul to suicide.  Paul was a highly regarded health care professional and Mark shines light on the challenges that health care professionals face in the health care system.  Mark discusses the unique situations same sex couples face when their partner dies by suicide and how his loss was not met with the same level of empathy as other bereavement because he was in a same sex relationship. 

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Les Johnson is the “Gunnadoo Cowboy”. During the 2011 floods in Queensland, Les and his wife found themselves at the heart of the recovery effort for the town of Grantham, significantly impacted by the flood waters, with many lives lost. Such was the workload and the emotion associated with this tragedy, Les began to feel a sense of detachment and isolation from the ones he loved. This is an inspiring story of a true local hero and pillar of the community.

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De Backman-Hoyle is a leading mental health & suicide prevention advocate, a wife, mum and frustrated gardener. She courageously opens up about the difference 120 minutes can make, and how having no answers or insight to her husband Andrew’s last thoughts has forced her to look deep inside to find her own ways to try to explain her family’s loss. De has turned a tragedy into her life’s work.

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Meet the “man growing a beard for a year for blokes doin’ it tough”!   Justin is an all around incredible bloke.  Plumber, supermodel, self proclaimed daggy singer and proud father of two gorgeous girls, Justin speaks candidly about his experience with suicide and his road to a better place.

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Bronwen shares with us the personal challenges she has faced as a mum of two young kids and navigating life after suicide with her parents after she lost her brother Mark. She takes us through the emotional and deeply personal journey that Roses In The Ocean was born from, and how their message is going global.

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Today’s guest is Jason Spaull. He is married with two children and is a small business owner on the Gold Coast Australia. Jason opens up about how losing his brother Mark to suicide has forced him to change his views on suicide and mental illness. He gives us an insight into how he navigated his way through the first 12 months after losing his brother and shares his views on the stigma surrounding suicide.

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