On Friday August 9th, Radio Hauraki will be doing something a little bit different.
On No Talk Day, there’ll be no shows, no ads, no news, no traffic updates and no weather reports.
We’re not going to talk, so you can.
Suicide statistics in New Zealand continue to be grim. According to the Chief Coroner’s Report released at the end of last year, in 2018, 668 Kiwis took their lives and 475 of these were men. On average last year, more than one Kiwi male took his own life each day. One of the main reasons for that, is that kiwi men don't talk.
Our hope is that Radio Hauraki's No Talk Day will be a reminder to check in with each other, start a conversation or just listen.
If No Talk Day saves one life, it will be worthwhile.
So on Friday August 9th from 6am - no shows, no ads, no news, no traffic, no weather.
We’re not talking, so you can.
Movember is pleased to partner with No Talk Day.
Movember NZ Country Manager Robert Dunne says, “When Radio Hauraki approached us with this idea we were excited to be involved. As a charity addressing some of the biggest health challenges facing men, we know an initiative like this can create behavioural change with men which is so hard to do. If No Talk Day saves one man, it will be worthwhile.”
Where to get help: If you are worried about your or someone else's mental health, the best place to get help is your GP or local mental health provider. However, if you or someone else is in danger or endangering others, call police immediately on 111.
Or if you need to talk to someone else: • LIFELINE: 0800 543 354 (available 24/7) • SUICIDE CRISIS HELPLINE: 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO) (available 24/7) • YOUTHLINE: 0800 376 633 • KIDSLINE: 0800 543 754 (available 24/7) • WHATSUP: 0800 942 8787 (1pm to 11pm) • DEPRESSION HELPLINE: 0800 111 757 (available 24/7) • SAMARITANS: 0800 726 666