It’s Mental As week on ABC next week.
But this year ABC is giving less ‘event’ status to Mental Health Week with one locally produced title, Man Up with Gus Worland on ABC, and 2 international premieres on ABC2.
Variety show the Saturday Night Crack Up, which was hosted by Eddie Perfect, is not being staged this year.
In recent years ABC Director of Television Richard Finlayson has spoken about events serving as “big, national conversations.”
An ABC spokesperson told TV Tonight, Mental As in 2014 and 2015 were their biggest ever cross-platform programming.
“We were pleased to kick-start this important national discussion and this year we aim to continue the conversation with a raft of activities including the screening of the three-part ABC documentary series Man Up, that takes a look at Aussie male suicide, plus on ABC2 we are screening Mental As…2, a week of ‘youth’ mental health focused programming.
“ABC Radio will also present a diverse cross-section of mental health topics and discussion.”
The Not So Secret Life of the Manic Depressive: 10 Years On
Sunday 9 October 8:30pm ABC2
Professor Green: Suicide And Me
Monday October 10 9:30pm ABC2
Tuesday 11 October 8.30pm ABC