On today’s show, the Brainwaves team talk to sisters Rachael and Jenna about the organisation they founded- Run4mind. Run4mind aims to increase awareness about mental illness and raise funds for mental health organisations through ultra running campaigns. Both girls have a background in the fitness industry and a lived experience of mental illness, and they talk about the importance of exercise in managing mental health. The sisters also discuss their upcoming Run4mind event in Tasmania (funds raised are being donated to MI Fellowship). To donate or find out more information go to www.run4mind.com
On today’s show, we talk to Brainwaves team member Rebecca on her experience of rehab and returning to everyday life. Rebecca tells us a little about how she ended up in rehab, what it was like while she was there, and how she got to where she is now in life.
This episode of Brainwaves discusses heavy topics including self harm and suicide. If you or anyone you care about is struggling with their mental health, you can contact MI Fellowship’s Helpline on 03 8486 4222 or Lifeline on 13 11 14.
Art therapist Emma Finch talks to the Brainwaves team about art therapy and how art can be used as a way of expressing the experience of mental illness. Emma also talks about The Black Dog Art Exhibition which is running from Friday 30th September to Satruday 1st October 2016. This exhibition uses the creative therapies to explore what it is like to live with mental health issues as the “elephant in the room”, with a focus on depression and anxiety. Artworks will be for sale to raise funds for ongoing mental health support groups. The exhibition is being hosted by Amaroo Neighbourhood Centre (34 Amaroo St, Chadstone) and it is a free event. For more information on the event, visit: https://1010.org.au/events/black-dog-elephant-room . If you wnould like to submit your own piece of art for the exhibition, please contact Emma on 0415 278 580