Tom is in his last week at Triple J after 12 years, the last 8 as host of their very popular “Hack” program.
Tom is taking up a new role with the 10 Network in 2020 as part of “The Project” team.
Our relationship with Tom goes way back to 2009 when he did a story on Mel for the “Hack” program. Tom was also “master of ceremonies” at the launch of the Foundation back in July 2012.
Over the past 10 years Tom has been a strong advocate for mental health reform in Australia and has “shaken plenty of trees” along the way by asking the tough questions and creating awareness of the key issues for reform through his work at Triple J.
This week on “Hack”, Tom has been reflecting on those stories over the years that have had the greatest impact on him and the hack team, with Mel’s story top of the list.
Here is a link to Monday’s program where Tom talks about Mel’s story and other issues around mental health. (The pertinent sections are the first minute and the from the 19 minute 30 second mark.)
The team at the MRF wish Tom every success in his new role, and thank him sincerely for his support of the Foundation over the years, and the fantastic work he has done in promoting mental health reform.
We look forward to continuing our relationship into the future.