Case 158

Russell Martin

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Case 158

Russell Martin

Bev was hoping that her brother Russell would return for the biggest event on the town’s calendar – The Stawell Gift. Occurring over the Easter long weekend, The Stawell Gift is the oldest and richest short distance footrace in Australia.

It draws in large crowds of participants, supporters, and punters from across the country and further afield. Russell Martin always looked forward to The Gift. Bev knew that if her brother didn’t turn up to place a bet on the races, something was terribly wrong…

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Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men, women and children:

 

AUSTRALIA:

Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36

Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732

Men's Line: 1300 78 99 78

Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre

 

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Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255

Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741

Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233

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UK:

Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393

SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000

Samaritans support network: 116 123

National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300

 

CANADA:

For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call/

 

NEW ZEALAND:

Lifeline: 0800 543354

Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (Text 4202)

CREDITS

 

Casefile Presents

 

NARRATION:

Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host

 

EPISODE:

Researched and written by Eileen Ormsby

Creative director: Milly Raso

 

MUSIC:

‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn

 

OTHER:

Logo design by Paulina Szymanska

 

 

RESOURCES

 

WEBSITES:

Victorian Places: Stawell

Travel Victoria: Stawell

 

 

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Bev was hoping that her brother Russell would return for the biggest event on the town’s calendar – The Stawell Gift. Occurring over the Easter long weekend, The Stawell Gift is the oldest and richest short distance footrace in Australia.

It draws in large crowds of participants, supporters, and punters from across the country and further afield. Russell Martin always looked forward to The Gift. Bev knew that if her brother didn’t turn up to place a bet on the races, something was terribly wrong…

______

Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men, women and children:

 

AUSTRALIA:

Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36

Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732

Men's Line:  1300 78 99 78

Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre

 

USA:

Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255

Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741

Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233

Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846

 

UK:

Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393

SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000

Samaritans support network: 116 123

National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300

 

CANADA:

For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call

 

NEW ZEALAND:

Lifeline: 0800 543354

Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (Text 4202)

CREDITS

 

Casefile Presents

 

NARRATION:

Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host

 

EPISODE:

Researched and written by Eileen Ormsby

Creative director: Milly Raso

 

MUSIC:

‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn

 

OTHER:

Logo design by Paulina Szymanska

 

 

RESOURCES

 

WEBSITES:

Victorian Places: Stawell

Travel Victoria: Stawell

 

 

THIS EPISODE’S SPONSORS

 

BetterHelp – Get 10% off your first month of professional counselling with a licensed therapist

SimpliSafe – Protect your home and your family today. Free shipping, free returns and 60 days risk-free trial

Rothy’s – Washable, Woven Flats & Shoes Made from Recycled Plastic

Simplifi – Start your free 30 day trial today

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