Brainwaves – 27 April – Resilience and Wellbeing

On today’s show, Matthew Johnstone, author, illustrator, ambassador and creative director at the Black Dog Institute talks about resilience and wellbeing. Matthew discusses his short video “I had a Black Dog…his name was Depression”, the motivation behind the video and the message it conveys. Check out the video here: For more information about the Black Dog institute and useful resources visit

Panel Operator: Chiara
Interviewers: Terri & Serena


Brainwaves – 20 April – VMIAC Consumer Workforce Part 2

Brainwaves members Amber & Lauren attended the VMIAC Consumer Workforce Conference held on Monday and Tuesday the 21st and 22nd of March 2016. The team spoke to Louisa Dent Pearce who presented at the conference about recovery oriented practice and storytelling as recovery.

Interviewers: Lauren & Amber
Panel Operator: Amber


Brainwaves – 13 April – Live music from Wild @ heart

Wild @ heART artist Jane Belfrige and Phil Hoytsenroader come on the show to talk about the Wild @ heART community programs available for those wanting to be a part of a community and learn to play and write their own music.

Panel Operator: Chiara
Interviewers: Kathy & James


Phil on guitar and Jane on the harp

Brainwaves – 6 April – Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IHMA)

On today’s show, we talk to Sophie Howes from the Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) service. We discuss what the service does, who it can help and your rights as a mental health service consumer. For more information you can visit or call 1300 947 820.

Panel Operator: Lauren
Interviewers: Amber & James