‘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 its 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)

Ann and Jim

Chronic pain, bullying, harassment and litigation lead to devastating consequences for Ann and her loving and caring partner JIm.

Roma

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To be 'othered' as an individual is hard enough, but to be 'othered' as a family - socially, culturally and spiritually - is devastating

Bridgit

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As a child bereaved by suicide and a mother experiencing her own suicidality, Bridgit shares her insights on the effects of suicide on children.

Amanda

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The death by suicide of Amanda’s father was an unusually public affair. Rather than sweeping it under the carpet, Amanda actively sought ways to use her lived experience.

Andrew

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Five years ago, Andrew was confronted by loss and grief for the first time in his life. Now he is on the path of education and enlightenment.

Danica

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Growing up in a small rural community comes with its pros and cons; community, support, isolation, and stigma to name but a few.

Sandy

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Caring for her daughter over the past decade, Sandy can tell you a thing or two about 'the system' and how alternatives are desperately needed.

Kristy

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Mother of six, Kristy faced stigma and taboo when it came to talking about suicide. Kristy tells how her brood provided resilience and hope.

Elissa

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Elissa discusses resilience, the importance of family and the pragmatism of motherhood.

Cheryl

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Cheryl shares the brave mindset that has allowed her to maintain her vital role as mother and carer.

Alex

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After the death of her son, Alex was confronted by grief and, unfortunately, the judgement of others as to her grieving process.

Kym

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A single farmer, living alone, isolated and remote. Kym’s story is likely quite common in rural and regional Australia

Tom

Best mates Tom and Adam ‘grew into men with each other’ until six years ago when Adam took his own life.

Graeme Holdsworth

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Depression is an insidious condition, which left untreated can have devastating consequences.

Imbi Pyman

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A story that will make any parent take a deep breath and hold their young child a little tighter.

Jason Spaull

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Jason opens up about how losing his brother Mark to suicide has forced hum to change his views.

Bronwen Edwards

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Bronwen shares the personal journey that lead to her founding Roses in the Ocean.

Justin Geange

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The man with the hair speaks candidly about his experience with suicide and his road to a better place.

De Backman-Hoyle

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De courageously discusses the lead up to her husband's suicide and how she has turned tragedy into her life's work.

Les Johnson

An inspiring story of local hero the Gunnadoo Cowboy, and the recovery of Grantham community after the 2011 floods.

Mark Davis

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Mark discusses losing his partner and the uniques situations same-sex couples face.

Jennifer Jury

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Jennifer talks about the importance of workplaces understanding mental health, the impact of a supportive partner, along with the power of a family that really loves unconditionally.

Clare Headland

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Told with grace and humour, Clare takes us through her childhood journey, the confusion of growing up knowing that something was not right and the struggle to transition to the person that she is today.

Tynan Narywonzyk

The story of a young man who, after a crippling workplace accident, turned his life around through resilience and self-belief.

Andy Marriott

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As a police officer for 16 years, and tragically as a father, Andy Marriott has seen the subject of suicide from all perspectives.