26 episodes

Holding onto Hope is a podcast series from Lifeline Australia, in which people who have come through the darkness of suicidality share the connection that gave them hope to continue living. Each participant shares their story with the aim of helping those who are struggling and those who may be supporting them.Please note that suicidality and its contributing factors are discussed and may have a triggering effect. If you experience emotional distress as a result of listening, please reach out to someone you trust and/or call Lifeline on 13 11 14 at any time. If life is in danger, please call 000.

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Holding onto Hope is a podcast series from Lifeline Australia, in which people who have come through the darkness of suicidality share the connection that gave them hope to continue living. Each participant shares their story with the aim of helping those who are struggling and those who may be supporting them.Please note that suicidality and its contributing factors are discussed and may have a triggering effect. If you experience emotional distress as a result of listening, please reach out to someone you trust and/or call Lifeline on 13 11 14 at any time. If life is in danger, please call 000.

    Wes Herring’s story of holding onto hope after his dreams for farming and family were shattered.

    Wes Herring’s story of holding onto hope after his dreams for farming and family were shattered.

    Wes Herring reckoned he had life all mapped out. He would take over the family farm, continue the tradition of raising merino sheep and, with wife Kate, bring up a family who would  continue the succession. But nothing went to plan. Wes was hit by one blow after another until the physical and emotional pain finally became too much and took him to a very dark place.. This is his story about how, by getting professional help, connecting with a very special mate and sharing his thoughts through, of all things, some pretty amazing poetry, he found his way back to the light.

    • 33 min
    Ingrid Ozols talks about her battle with suicide ideation since childhood and how she now helps others by sharing what she has learned on her journey of recovery.

    Ingrid Ozols talks about her battle with suicide ideation since childhood and how she now helps others by sharing what she has learned on her journey of recovery.

    Welcome to lifelines, holding onto hope. A podcast series in which people who've reached a dark place in their lives share their stories.
    As part of the Out of the Shadows program we talk with Ingrid Ozols about how she has battled with suicide ideation since childhood. Now she helps others by sharing what she has learned on her journey of recovery.

    • 21 min
    Ian Roberts talks about being the first male professional athlete to openly come out in Australia, and his ongoing support of the LBGTI+ community

    Ian Roberts talks about being the first male professional athlete to openly come out in Australia, and his ongoing support of the LBGTI+ community

    Welcome to lifelines, holding onto hope. A podcast series in which people who've reached a dark place in their lives share their stories.
    As part of the Out of the Shadows program we’re talking with international Rugby League icon Ian Roberts. 
    In a stellar career, Ian was renowned for being a hard and ferocious competitor. 
    But for a number of Australians he is regarded as a champion for being the first male professional athlete to openly come out, and his on going support of the LBGTI+ community.

    • 23 min
    Kate's story of holding on to hope through a gambling addiction

    Kate's story of holding on to hope through a gambling addiction

    Welcome to Lifeline’s Holding onto Hope, a podcast in which people who’ve attempted suicide explain how they found joy in life again.
    Australians are the biggest gamblers – and the biggest losers in the world and nowhere do we lose more than on the pokies. Every year, it is estimated 400 people commit suicide due to distress over their gambling issues and a further 12,000 contemplate or attempt suicide. Here, Kate Seselja describes how she too despaired about the way pokies were wrecking her life – and how not only overcame her addiction but has helped many others live their best lives as well.

    • 31 min
    Amanda and Matt's story of holding on to hope after the trauma of parent alienation

    Amanda and Matt's story of holding on to hope after the trauma of parent alienation

    Parental alienation is said to affect at least 10 per cent of children affected by divorce and it happens when one parent seeks to undermine their children’s relationship with the other. Victimised mums, dads and children can suffer terribly as a result. Here Matt and Amanda share their stories and explain how they’ve supported each other, rebuilt their lives… and continued to hold onto hope.

    • 30 min
    Anthony Hart's story of holding on to hope after depression snuck up on him, taking him and everyone who knew him by surprise.

    Anthony Hart's story of holding on to hope after depression snuck up on him, taking him and everyone who knew him by surprise.

    Anthony Hart's slide into depression snuck up on him, taking him and everyone who knew him by surprise. It’s actually a miracle Anthony’s still alive and what he’s achieved since is no less astonishing – a system to help everyone spot their own warning signs and get help.

    • 32 min

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