Not Alone

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.

00:18:38 2022-11-07
Growing up, Sean loved his life. He was surrounded by his brothers, and they spent all their time playing sport. He didn't want anything to ruin it. And being gay - well, he didn't know how that would go down.  Ignoring that part of himself led to the cr...
00:17:51 2022-10-24
Guilt and shame defined Jake’s life for over a decade. He couldn’t see past his own self-loathing.   When he asked for help, everything changed. And while talking was hard, it was nothing compared to the anguish and loneliness of silence.   This i...
00:18:15 2022-10-10
Emily’s childhood was defined by pressure. Pressure to get the perfect grade, to fit in, to excel. Their impossible standards left them feeling like a failure. All the time.  This episode is about the constant battle between anxiety and depression and ...
00:16:08 2022-09-26
Living out his dream in the AFL, Liam Stocker thought mental health wasn’t something he had to worry about.   His anxiety had other ideas. Panic attacks became a regular occurrence, although Liam always felt he had to hide them.  This latest episode ...
00:19:11 2022-09-12
From an early age, much of Amy’s life has been consumed by anxiety, especially in social situations.  Dating was especially difficult.  Nerves around dating are something almost everyone can relate to. But for Amy, it was overwhelming dread. And for m...
00:18:03 2022-08-29
From the time she could walk, Aria had always dreamed of the performing arts. Being on stage gave her a profound sense of belonging.   But when school arrived, she was the target of relentless bullying. Anxiety became a constant in her life and eventual...
00:38:22 2021-06-21
Mental health issues cover the full spectrum of feelings. But for many, they can be defined by a distinct lack of feeling.Growing up in a small coastal town, James' love of the water drew him to work on a ship when he finished school. From day one, James ...
00:36:45 2021-06-14
Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional. It’s a mantra Priscilla wholly believes.Living with chronic physical pain. The grief of losing a loved one. The breakdown of a marriage. When daily tasks became insurmountable and life overwhelming, Priscilla c...
00:33:48 2021-06-07
I am a gay man. Five words that Maxim couldn't bring himself to say out loud. And so, for the best part of a decade, Maxim hid, refusing to accept his sexuality. But with this silence came a sense of complete disconnect – to everything and everyone arou...
00:36:01 2021-05-31
For nearly three decades, Ross carried a burden that he kept to himself. By not speaking of the trauma he experienced as a child, he hoped it would become nothing more than a memory. But his anger bubbled away, sometimes beyond his control. And it was in ...
00:30:38 2021-05-24
In 2021, Dr Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr-Baumann was honoured as the Senior Australian of the Year. It is recognition for a lifetime of work as a teacher and role model in her Daly River (Nauiyu) community. In 1975, Miriam-Rose became the Northern Territory’s ...
00:39:07 2021-05-24
Shantelle had always wanted to be a mother. Growing up as one of 18 siblings, family held a special importance to her. But when her twins arrived, she felt no connection to them. She was terrified by thoughts of hurting them.Approximately one in six new m...
00:35:25 2021-05-17
On average, nine Australians die every day by suicide. Seven are men. Behind every number, there are many stories.Brad McEwen grew up in a small regional town in the 1980s. A time when men didn’t talk about feelings. In the space of two years, Brad lost...
00:01:34 2021-05-10
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.Join our host, Marc Fennell, for the second season of Not Alone - where everyday Australians ta...
00:31:30 2020-06-08
When it comes to living with a mental health condition, often the loudest voice of negativity comes from within. In this episode of Not Alone, Amy opens up on how her inner critic began to creep into all aspects of her life as she entered her final years ...
00:28:33 2020-06-01
Noel will never forget that Saturday in October, 2004. The day Maris, his wife of 42 years took her own life. At the age of 72, amidst grief and a sense of hopelessness, he promised he would live a life in honour of his beloved wife. This episode of Not A...
00:25:36 2020-05-25
It seems strange that in a world of nearly eight billion people, anyone could feel lonely. But as studies keep telling us, it is a common experience in today’s society. In this episode of Not Alone, Cecile shares her story of isolation. It is an importa...
00:27:06 2020-05-18
Contrary to the name, work stress isn’t just bound to the places we work. So often, work stress seeps its way into our home life and our relationships. In this episode of Not Alone, Tim opens up about how the stress of a new business venture, combined w...
00:35:53 2020-05-11
When it comes to supporting a loved one with a mental health condition, there isn’t one single strategy than perfectly walks you through how to handle everything life throws at you. People are different and experience things differently, and what works ...
00:36:38 2020-05-03
The Black Saturday bushfires of 2009 are etched in the memory of so many Australians. For Cliff, a CFA firefighter during this time, these memories refused to fade. The death and devastation he witnessed would intrude on all parts of his life for the days...
00:01:27 2020-04-30
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 men...