PODCAST

Holding on to Hope

Lifeline

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.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.Ian Roberts talks about being the first male professional athlete to openly come out in Australia, and his ongoing support of the LBGTI+ communityKate's story of holding on to hope through a gambling addictionAmanda and Matt's story of holding on to hope after the trauma of parent alienationAnthony Hart's story of holding on to hope after depression snuck up on him, taking him and everyone who knew him by surprise.Oliver Liyou story of holding on to hope as a vet struggling under the weight of stress, financial pressure, long hours and massive emotional dilemmasOliver Heywoods story of holding on to hope through his slide into darkness by staying connected with his friendsErik's story of holding on to hope through a difficult childhood, a life changing accident and the stresses of being an elite athlete, father and partnerChris's story of holding on to hope after surviving three major bushfires including Victoria’s Black Saturday and the PTSD it causedGracie's story of Holding on to Hope after dealing with the early stages of bipolar disorder and rural isolationFormer Fire Fighter Ross Beckley tells his story of holding onto hope and how he discovered he didn’t need a badge to still save lives.Doctor Kieran's story of Holding on to Hope through mental illness and using his experience to help othersDonna's story of Holding on to Hope after a confidence crisis that turned her life into turmoil in an extraordinary seven days.Leilani Darwin’s story of Holding on to Hope by turning her traumatic life experiences into a vehicle to save the lives of other Aboriginal peopleJoe Williams story of Holding on to Hope through connection with cultureTanya's story of Holding on to Hope over AnorexiaMal’s story of Holding on to Hope through workplace stress in the Hospitality IndustryPete’s story of Holding on to Hope after loss of elite athleticismCameron’s story of Holding on to Hope over family violence