Suicide prevention the focus of #ListenNow series from Tobin Brothers Funerals

Suicide prevention is the focus of a new #ListenNow video series from Tobin Brothers Funerals.

The series features a series of 'ambassadors' speaking from lived experience with suicide.

It's designed to start conversations around suicide prevention and get people asking for help.

The series is hosted by writer and broadcaster Justin Smith.

We will update this link each day with the new video:    

Part 1: Tobin Brothers Funerals managing director James MacLeod talks about the need for suicide prevention: Watch video 

Part 2: Farmer Joe Maggetto shares openly and honestly his struggles: Watch video

Part 3: Journalist Seb Costello talks about his experiences and the need to share: Watch video

Part 4: Our SPAN Central Victoria founder Alannah McGregor tells her family's story: Watch video

Part 5: Jon and Sue Stebbins from Compassionate Friends share their experiences as parents who lost their son to suicide: Watch video

Part 6: Former Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police Graham Ashton AM shares thoughts on how suicide impacts on the force: Watch video

Part 7: Ambulance Victoria CEO Associate Professor Tony Walker talks of his experiences and need for emergency workers to look after their own mental health: Watch video

Part 8: One of Australia's highest profile psychologists Dr Michael Carr-Greg expresses his concerns about the 'perfect storm' for mental health problems: Watch video

Part 9: Dr Jodie Leditschke from The Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine manages Forensic Technical Services and Coronial Admissions and shares her experiences as one of the final points of contact for someone who has taken their own life and for the families who are dealing with great loss. This edition also features train driver Stephen King: Watch video

Part 10 (Final): Tobin Brothers Funerals managing director James MacLeod, broadcaster Justin Smith, The Salvation Army's Major Brendan Nottle and psychologist Jacqui Louder reflect on the #ListenNow series and share their views on ways we can look after our mental health and others. Watch video

Well done to Tobin Brothers Funerals for taking such a proactive approach to suicide prevention and all those who have given their time to make the series.

To learn more about the #ListenNow series click here