When it comes to mental health, we all have our own unique stories to tell.   

But no matter what we are going through, there are other people experiencing it too.  

From Beyond Blue, this is Not Alone. A podcast where everyday Australians talk about their mental health journey to help you with yours. 

Every year more than a million people visit the Beyond Blue online forums. We’ve taken six popular discussion topics and dedicated an episode to each one.  

Each podcast episode explores a real ‘lived experience’ story from a diverse range of Beyond Blue speakers. 

Storytelling and the conversational tone of podcasts allow for a greater level of intimacy with the listener, especially as most listeners tune in privately through headphones on their devices. People are able to access information and stories that will enable them to grow their understanding of mental health in a format that is both informative and engaging. 

Not Alone aims to fill a gap in information accessibility where listeners can engage in help-seeking behaviour anonymously and be inspired by real stories from real people aiding their own personal mental health journey.

Goals

  • to share experiences and personal stories of people in Australia so that the wider community is better informed when it comes to mental health and;

  • to change the perspectives of listeners, by broadening their outlook on life and its relatable challenges.

Key messages

  • Not Alone is Beyond Blue's first ever podcast series. This first season consists of six episodes.  

  • The episode topics have been drawn from trending topics on the Beyond Blue forums, which attract over a million visitors each year.  

  • The feature of each episode is a keynote interview between Marc Fennell (host) and a Beyond Blue speaker with a connection to the episode topic. There is also a brief Q&A with Dr Grant Blashki in each episode, to lend a clinical perspective into the themes and experiences discussed.   

  • We want the listener to be able to gain a new perspective from the speaker's story. To learn from it, relate to it and to be inspired by it. Most importantly, for people dealing with a mental health condition, or supporting someone with a mental health condition, we want to reinforce that they are not alone. 

How can you support the launch of Not Alone?

Using our suggested posts and assets below, you're welcome to put together a social media post or a newsletter story linking through to bb.org.au/3cWhgAa. We also encourage you to share any of the posts via our official social media accounts.

Creative materials 

Here you will find current creative assets to support your copy.

Call to action

Find and listen to all available episodes at https://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/not-alone, or wherever you get your podcasts. 

Suggested social media posts

Facebook

  • We’re proud to support the launch of @Beyond Blue’s first-ever podcast series, ‘Not Alone’. It’s a podcast where everyday Australians talk about their mental health journey to help you with yours. Find and listen to all available episodes at bb.org.au/3cWhgAa, or wherever you get your podcasts. 

  • We’re proud to support the launch of @Beyond Blue’s first-ever podcast series. Hosted by Marc Fennell, ‘Not Alone’ is a podcast where everyday Australians talk about their mental health journey to help you with yours. Find and listen to all available episodes at  bb.org.au/3cWhgAa, or wherever you get your podcasts. 

  • When it comes to mental health, we all have our own unique stories to tell. But no matter what we are going through, there are other people experiencing it too.  
    That’s why we’re proud to support @Beyond Blue’s first-ever podcast series, ‘Not Alone’. It’s a podcast where everyday Australians talk about their mental health journey to help you with yours. Find and listen to all available episodes at  bb.org.au/3cWhgAa, or wherever you get your podcasts. 

Instagram

  • We’re proud to support the launch of @beyondblueofficial’s first-ever podcast series, ‘Not Alone’. It’s a podcast where everyday Australians talk about their mental health journey to help you with yours. Find and listen to all available episodes at bb.org.au/2SqS8cV, or wherever you get your podcasts. 

  • We’re proud to support the launch of @beyondblueofficial’s first-ever podcast series. Hosted by Marc Fennell, ‘Not Alone’ is a podcast where everyday Australians talk about their mental health journey to help you with yours. Find and listen to all available episodes at bb.org.au/2SqS8cV, or wherever you get your podcasts. 

  • When it comes to mental health, we all have our own unique stories to tell. But no matter what we are going through, there are other people experiencing it too.  
    That’s why we’re proud to support @beyondblueofficial’s first-ever podcast series, ‘Not Alone’. It’s a podcast where everyday Australians talk about their mental health journey to help you with yours. Find and listen to all available episodes at bb.org.au/2SqS8cV, or wherever you get your podcasts.

LinkedIn

  • We’re proud to support the launch of @Beyond Blue’s first-ever podcast series, ‘Not Alone’. It’s a podcast where everyday Australians talk about their mental health journey to help you with yours. Find and listen to all available episodes at bb.org.au/3bUVVHh, or wherever you get your podcasts. 

  • We’re proud to support the launch of @Beyond Blue’s first-ever podcast series. Hosted by Marc Fennell, ‘Not Alone’ is a podcast where everyday Australians talk about their mental health journey to help you with yours. Find and listen to all available episodes at bb.org.au/3bUVVHh, or wherever you get your podcasts. 

  • When it comes to mental health, we all have our own unique stories to tell. But no matter what we are going through, there are other people experiencing it too.  
    That’s why we’re proud to support @Beyond Blue’s first-ever podcast series, ‘Not Alone’. It’s a podcast where everyday Australians talk about their mental health journey to help you with yours. Find and listen to all available episodes at bb.org.au/3bUVVHh, or wherever you get your podcasts. 

Twitter

  • We’re proud to support the launch of @beyondblue’s first-ever podcast series, ‘Not Alone’ - where everyday Australians talk about their mental health journey to help you with yours. Find and listen to all available episodes at bb.org.au/3bRyxKA, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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