Brainwaves – 22 November – Dr Neil Bailey – Mindfulness

This week on Brainwaves, the team talk to Dr Neil Bailey, neuroscientist and researcher at the Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre. We talk all about mindfulness: what it is, what changes it can have on the brain, how to start practicing, and how much mindfulness is too much mindfulness.

Panel – Lauren



Brainwaves – 15/11/17 – Perinatal Depression & Anxiety Awareness Week 2017

This week is Perinatal Depression & Anxiety Awareness Week (12th-18th November 2017). This year’s theme is “It happened to me”; raising awareness and spreading information about early warning signs to all expecting mothers and fathers. Today on Brainwaves we talk to Cathy Wyett, National Helpline & Programs Manager at PANDA and Dr Nicole Highet from COPE.

Brainwaves – 8/11/17 – The Equality Project – Jason Tuazon McCheyne

Today on Brainwaves the team talk to Jason Tuazon McCheyne, Executive Director of The Equality Project who are organising the Better Together Conference in January. Jason is a leading voice in the LGBTIQ community and came onto the show to talk about the marriage equality postal survey and the anticipation of the result next week.

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Panel – Lauren

Interview – Allanah

Brainwaves – November 1 – Bruce Woodcock Memorial Lecture

The Brainwaves team recently attended the 19th Annual Bruce Woodcock Memorial Lecture hosted by Wellways Australia. This year’s theme was “sharing stories, changing lives”, allowing us to reflect on the power of storytelling and making connections with others. On today’s show we bring you some of the highlights from keynote speaker Uncle Jack Charles, as well as some interviews with guests who attended the lecture.

Brainwaves – October 25 – Daryl’s lived experience – Veteran’s Health Week

This week is Veteran’s Health Week. We talk to Daryl about his experience of serving as an apprentice musician in the army in the 1970s.

This show contains mentions of trauma, PTSD and sexual abuse. If you require any assistance please contact Helpline on 1300 111 500 or Lifeline on 13 11 14.

Panel – Lauren

Interview – Marni

Brainwaves – 18 October – I CAN Network (autism)

On this week’s show Lauren interviewed Carla who is a mentor, network leader and speaker for the I Can Network.

The I Can Network encourages people on the autism spectrum with an ‘I Can’ attitude. Carla tells us about her own experience and how through this service young people are being helped with training to enter the workforce after finishing school.

Panel – Marni

Interview – Lauren

Brainwaves – 4 October – Transformative storytelling – Fiona’s story

In the third and final episode of our transformative storytelling series, we talk to Fiona Browning, who is a mental health consumer, advocate, and activist. Fiona shares how storytelling has allowed her to open up about her mental health journey.

Next week is Mental Health Week and Brainwaves will be having a special one-hour long program. Stay tuned!

Brainwaves – 27 September – Transformative storytelling – Annie’s story

In the second episode of our transformative storytelling series, we talk to Annie Whitehead about her journey. Her story highlights the need for community inclusion, and how finding the right people can help you gain strength along the way.

Brainwaves – 20 September – Transformative storytelling – Joel’s story

Transformative storytelling is the act of listening to other individauls who share their expeirnce of mental illness and who may learn how harmful social exclusion and stigma can be. This week is our first episode of transformative stories and we talk to Joel about his journey with mental ilness.

Panel – Laure

Interview – Allanah and Suzanne