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Jesuit Social Services new podcasts reaching out and supporting vulnerable people

Jesuit Social Services has launched two new podcast series; the first is co-produced between its Support After Suicide program, Joy 94.9 and Switchboard Victoria, and provides support, conversation and comfort to people affected by suicide. The second podcast series is called Braided, which was produced by its Artful Dodgers Studios and captures stories of young people.

Let’s Talk about Suicide is a 13-episode podcast and has a particular emphasis on suicide bereavement in the LGBTIQA+ communities. Research shows that young LGBTI people aged 16 to 27 are five times more likely to attempt suicide in their lifetime compared to the general population.

While the ultimate goal must be to significantly reduce the number of suicides in the community, postvention services that support those left behind after the suicide of a loved one are critically important to help navigate complex emotions and to reduce the risk of further suicide.

Four current and former participants of Support After Suicide share their experiences of being bereaved by suicide with the series, which is separated into topics such as ‘understanding guilt,’ ‘preparing for special occasions’ and ‘supporting a person who has lost someone to suicide.’

To listen, visit www.joy.org.au/letstalk

Jesuit Social Services’ Artful Dodgers Studios recently released the podcast series Braided. The nine-episode series matches young people who experience barriers to community participation with Victoria’s leading audio storytellers to conceive, record, produce and ultimately bring to life the stories they want to tell.

The series was made possible by Seed Innovation funding from the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation.

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To hear the series, visit www.braidedpodcast.com

Source: Jesuit Social Services 

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