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

Brainwaves – 13 September – Suicide Prevention Week featuring Tullara Connors of RU OK? Day

On Brainwaves this week, the team interviewed Sylvia Gray, president and co-founder of Hero Town Geelong. The organisation aims to empower individuals to develop their best selves and become an everyday hero. You can find out more about Hero Town at their website and Facebook page.

Panel – Marni

Interviewer – Rebecca and Helen

Brainwaves – 6 September – Hero Town Geelong – Sylvia Gray

On Brainwaves this week, the team interviewed Sylvia Gray, president and co-founder of Hero Town Geelong. The organisation aims to empower individuals to develop their best selves and become an everyday hero. You can find out more about Hero Town at their website and Facebook page.

Panel – Lauren

Interviewers – Allanah and Helen

 

Brainwaves – 30 August – Mindfulness App Reviews

On today’s show Lucy, Marni and Rebecca reviewed mindfulness mobile phone applications. Each reviewer tried a different app for three weeks prior to the show. Reviews were mixed and some had a better experience than others.

Apps reviewed: Smiling Mind, Calm and Stop, Breathe & Think.

Panel – Lauren

Discussion – Lucy, Marni and Rebecca

Brainwaves – 23 August – Melanie Scott from Dogs 4 PTSD

On tonight’s show Rebecca and Alannah had the pleasure of interviewing Melanie Scott who is the founder and president of K9’s 4 Valour. Talking about her own experience and how her dog Paddington helps her, Melanie informed us about PTSD, First Responders and the role of PTSD Service Dogs.

For more information on the charity K9’s 4 Valour please follow the links:

https://www.k9s4valour.org/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8zXVhFi1Zg&t=13s

https://www.facebook.com/k9s4valour/

Panel – Marni

Interviewers – Rebecca and Alannah

 

Brainwaves – 16 August – Review of To The Bone

On tonight’s show Allanah, Lucy and Rebecca discussed their opinions regarding the viewing of the film To The Bone. The drama is based on a young women’s experience with anorexia. The film has been deemed controversial due to the content and the way it is targeted at a young audience.

SPOILER ALERT!! – This audio does contain mentions of intregal plot points which may spoil the viewing pleasure for some.

Trigger Warning!! This show also mentions eating disorders and miscarriage and could be distressing for some listeners.

If this show has upset you in any way you can call the Butterfly hotline on 1800 33 4673 and visit https://thebutterflyfoundation.org.au/

For help dealing with the grief associated with miscarriage please reach out by calling 1300 072 673 or head to http://www.sands.org.au/

Brainwaves – 9 August – Dr Jo Robinson – Youth Suicide Prevention (Orygen)

On this week’s episode of Brainwaves, the team talks to Dr Jo Robinson, head of Suicide Prevention Research at Orygen. Their newly released report, “Raising the bar for youth suicide prevention”, calls for an overhaul of the current suicide prevention policies in light of the increasing suicide rates in young Australians. We talk to Jo about her research, the various factors contributing to youth suicide, and what can be done moving forward.

This episode discusses suicide and self harm. If you require any further support, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Wellways’ Helpline at 1300 111 500. You can also talk to someone online through eheadspace.

Panel – Lauren

Interview – Lucy and Marni