Episode 35. Pip Bain – A childhood on Mt Clere station, losing a parent to suicide, and understanding how to care for your mental health in regional Australia

What’s it like growing up on a cattle station?

In this episode we chat with Pip Bain, who grew up on Mt Clere station in Western Australia in the early 90’s. Pip talks about spending her days looking for bush tucker, helping out the stockcamp, and how she followed in her family’s footsteps to pursue a career in the pastoral industry.

Pip also speaks candidly about losing her mother through suicide when she was just 18, and how important it is to keep the conversation about mental health going in the bush.

You can listen to the episode on the Apple Podcast app by clicking here, on the Spotify app by clicking here or through the media player below.

If you are experiencing depression or are suicidal, or know someone who is, help is available.

Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467
Lifeline: 13 11 14 www.lifeline.com.au
Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636 www.beyondblue.org.au/
Mindspot: 1800 61 44 34 http://mindspot.org.au/
Men’s Shed: www.mensheds.org.au

This podcast series is sponsored by the legends at Pioneer Water Tanks. Designed for Australia’s harsh and demanding conditions, Pioneer Water Tanks are manufactured using strong and durable, fully recyclable 100% Australian Zincalume® or Colorbond® steel. Their range of tanks are available from 12,000 to 500,000 litres in our standard range or can be custom built up to 3.0 million litres. To protect your valuable water assets and access it where and when you need it, insist on Pioneer Water Tanks – available Australia wide.

This episode is sponsored by Red Range Stock Supplements – a locally owned family run business based in Kununurra, Western Australia and servicing the whole North West. They offer a range of custom blended supplements for cattle and horses tailored specifically to your individual requirements. For more information or to discuss your supplement needs please visit redrangestocksupplements.com.au

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