Brainwaves – 29 April – Zoe Probyn, Homeground

This week, Zoe Probyn Northern Support Services Manager at Homeground, speaks about issues connecting homelessness with mental health issues. She discusses 2 programs: housing and mental health and an intensive support program. Zoe discusses indigenous programs at Homeground and ends with a discussion of the implication of the recent overhaul of the community mental health sector for both homelessness and mental health issues of her clients.

Panneler: Kate
Interviewing: Paddy & Kathy

Brainwaves – 22 April – Prof. Kulkarni

This week, Professor Jayashri Kullkarni, Director Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre speaks about women’s mental health issues including the misuse of the term “borderline personality disorder” and discusses the concept and lived experience of complex trauma disorder. She also discusses a research project that MAPrc are currently recruiting for into schizophrenia.

Panneler: Mark J.
Interviewers: Kathy and Kate

Brainwaves – 15 April – Dr Jerome Sarris

This week, Dr Jerome Sarris speaks about research evidence linking nutrition and nutritional supplements with prevention and treatment of mental illness. Jerome also speaks about specific nutritional supplements that have been found effective with anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. He ends with a discussion of factors to be aware of and take into account in any individual trial of nutritional supplements in response to a mental health condition.

Panneler: Kate
Interviewers: Kate & Kathy

Brainwaves – 1 April – Homelessness

This week, we interviewed Dream, who features regularly on the Roominations show, 3CR. Dream discusses the complex issues surrounding becoming homeless, advocates for changes that would improve access to accommodation for people in crisis, and discusses his own experience of homelessness.

Panneler: Mark J
Interviewers: Kate and Rae