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Real stories: Abusive relationships

Based on real events, this audio story follows Shaia, Nena and Adem, as they recall how they made their way through abusive relationships to get the help they deserved. Disclaimer: This audio story is based on real events. The names of individuals and identifying details have been changed.

A day in the life: Post traumatic stress disorder

This audio story follows rural high school student, Sam, as he struggles with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). People can develop PTSD after experiencing something traumatic like a car accident or a physical assault. Listen on to understand more about what PTSD feels like, how to cope with its symptoms and how to get help if you think you have PTSD.

A day in the life: Social anxiety

Social anxiety disorder means more than just being shy. It’s when social situations become so daunting that they impact everyday life. Talking over the phone or even going to school can be sources of stress for people with social anxiety. This audio story centres around first year uni student, Harris, as he learns to manage the symptoms of his anxiety.

How to talk about suicide

Speaking about suicide can be overwhelming. If you’re worried about a loved one, it’s important to offer your support and learn the right ways to have helpful conversations. This audio story explores the dos and don’ts of talking about suicide, and how to get help if you’re worried about someone you care about.

Real talk: Feeling lonely

Let’s talk about loneliness. It happens to everyone, and sometimes it can get so bad we feel like there’s nothing we can do to get rid of it. To get this important conversation started, we took to the streets of Sydney to speak to some young guys about how they cope with loneliness.

Therapy sessions - Part 1

The idea of going to therapy can be scary, especially if you don’t know what to expect. To find out more about what cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is like, have a listen to this audio story where we follow Zac through his experiences with anxiety, and professional help.

Therapy sessions - Part 2 

Zac has been experiencing stress and anxiety for a while. The second part of his story explores the details of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and how it can help with managing anxious thoughts and feelings.