Brainwaves – 27 January – Diet and Mood Disorders

This week Brainwaves has Felice Jacka on the show, Associate Professor at Deakin University and President of the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research and the Australian Alliance for the Prevention of Mental Disorders. Felice discusses her research around the role of diet and nutrition as it relates to mental health disorders. Felice also explains the ways in which people’s mood is impacted by what they ear and how her research looks at utilizing Dietary Improvement as a treatment strategy for Major Depression. Click here to read Felice’s latest research on diet and depression.

Panel Operator: Rose
Interviewers: Rose & Kathleen

Felice Jacka

Brainwaves – 20 January – Social Anxiety

This week, Brainwaves members Daniel and Kathy both chat about their experiences of living with social anxiety. Daniel and Kathy very effortlessly bring to light an experience that many people with mental health issues identify with and help to normalise the experience known as social anxiety.

Panel Operator: Daniel
Interviewers: Daniel & Kathy


Daniel on air!

Brainwaves – 13 January – Consumer advocate Alan Pinchez

Consumer consultant/advocate and researcher Alan Pinchez comes on the show to talk about his experience with mental health and how this drove him to join the consumer movement in an attempt to improve services. Alan talks about the value of peer workers and peer support, and the benefits of lived experience.

Panel Operator: Daniel
Interviewers: Kathleen & Daniel

Brainwaves – 6 January – Phil Pyke, peacekeeping and mental health

Phil Pyke, veteran and peacekeeper comes on the show to talk about the experience of mental health issues for peacekeepers upon their return to Australia. Phil talks about the historical and social context of peacekeeping, the consequences of living in war zones and mental health implications for veterans.

Panel Operator: Kate
Interviewers: Kathleen & Kate