Brainwaves – 28 October – Exploring mental health perspectives

In the last of the Headspace curated series of shows, this week’s program explores the lived experience of two young men, exploring mental health from 2 unique perspectives. In Part 1 of the program Mark explores self care when managing depression and anxiety, and in Part 2 Damian discusses mental health and healing in the context of family.

Panel Operator: Tu
Interviewers: Kathy, Mark, Lucy


Luke, Damian, Mark, Lucy, Canon and the Brainwaves team!

Brainwaves – 21 October – Experiences with the mental health sector/ Exploring mental health, sexuality & gender identity

The second installment of our Headspace curated shows, this week we discuss disparity in youth service provision and non-binary gender through two compelling personal accounts. Part 1 discusses experiences with the mental health sector and provide strategies for help seeking in what can be very complex system of care. Part 2 explores the relationship between mental health, sexuality and gender identity.


Sheree, Crystal and the Brainwaves team

Brainwaves – 14 October – Young Women Living with Autism Spectrum Disorders

This week’s informative program explored the perspectives of two radical young women, Melissa and Lucy, living with Autism. The show looked at how diagnosis, perceptions and stigma have shaped their lived experiences and mental health.  The show also showcased the strength and resilience of young people in reclaiming identity and living outside diagnosis.

Panel Operator: Kathy
Interviewers: Kate & Mark

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Brainwaves – 7 October – Brainwaves 5th Birthday – Mental Health Week

‘Celebrating Mental Health’ – celebrating Brainwaves and all things mental health related. On today’s show we are celebrating the anniversary of Brainwaves 5th Birthday and Mental Health Week 2015. Guest, Ben Rinaudo, creater and founder of Brainwaves talks about the origins of the program and what inspired its genesis. The Brainwaves team pick their favourite show highlights and reflect on the positives of having a lived experience of mental illness.

Panel Operator: Tu
Interviewers: Daniel, Kathleen, Kathy and Chiara

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Ben and the Brainwaves Team celebrating 5 years of Brainwaves!

Upcoming Mental Health Week Events!

In light of Mental Health Week, the Mental Health Foundation are running events all week that people can get involved in. There are heaps of events that have already happened but plenty more coming up over the next few days…

For more information on any of these events please visit

Brainwaves – 30 September – Bipolar Bears

Dan McGuiness, Mick Seymour and Adam Pollock from the BiPolar Bears in the Wild@heART Community showcase their music, discuss the origins of the band, their influences and how music and arts can be used as an outlet for recovery from mental health issues.

Panel Operator: Kathy
Interviewers: Daniel & Tu


The Bipolar Bears and the Brainwaves team