Brainwaves – 27 July – OCD and Anxiety Disorders week 7th – 13th Aug

One in four will have a diagnosed anxiety disorder at any point in their lives. ARCVic is a state-wide specialist mental health organisation providing support, recovery and educational services to people and families living with anxiety and related disorders. The OCD and Anxiety Disorders week is running from August 7th – August 13th. ARCVic are running a week of community events, workshops and activities for people living with anxiety disorders, their family, carers and friends. Brainwaves speaks with ARCVic’s CEO Michelle and ARCVic’s Helpline Coordinator Renee about anxiety, some of the events an activities running during the week and some of the services that ARCVic provide. if you are interested in attending any of the events discussed on the show for the OCD and Anxiety Disorders week, please follow the link provided: 

Panel Operator: Chiara
Interviewers: Chiara & Terri


Brainwaves – 20 July – National Disability Insurance Scheme

On todays show we talk about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) with David Parker and Elena Ashley from JobCo. We talk about what the NDIS is, what it means for consumers and how it fits in with the current mental health care system. JobCo is a not-for-profit organisation which can help consumers find resources relating to the implementation of the NDIS. You can access the JobCo website here, and also visit their Facebook here for updates on any upcoming workshops or information days. More information on the NDIS can be found here. The NDIS hotline can be reached at 1800 800 110.

Interviewers: Sarah & Lauren
Panel Operator: Chiara


Brainwaves – 13 July – Movement & mental health

Brainwaves speaks to exercise physiologist Louise Pontin from The Mind Movement Co. on the connection between our body and our mind and how we can incorporate movement into our lives in order to stay mentally well. For more information about The Mind Movement Co, visit, and have a read of Louise’s article “Why I’m grateful to have depression”.

Panel Operator: Chiara
Interviewers: Chiara & Elle


Brainwaves – 6 July – BPD Carers

Rose speaks with Bernadette and Phil from the BPD Community who are both carers of loved ones who have a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). BPD is one of the most misunderstood diagnoses and Bernadette and Phil speak about their experiences as carers, trying to understand their loved ones illness, care for their loved one and also care for themselves. Bernadette and Phil have recieved a great deal of support from the BPD Community, for more information on this group visit,

Panel Operator: Rose
Interviewers: Rose