Brainwaves – 26 October – Dr. James McLure

This week we speak with Dr James McLure, peer support worker with Pathways Mental Health and Wellbeing Services and author of Eight Stones: My Journey Through Schizophrenia and Depression.

James, a former AFL footballer with a PHD in clinical pharmacology, discusses everyfrom from his lived experience with mental illness to his role with the with the support group GROW, as well as his stance on mental health and football.

Interviewer: Chiara


Brainwaves – 19 October – Hannah’s Lived Experience – Bulimia Nervosa

On this week’s episode of Brainwaves, Hannah shares her lived experience of Bulimia Nervosa. Hannah talks about factors that contributed to her developing the disorder, her behaviours and feelings when she was unwell, and how she managed to recover. She also discusses her experience with major depression and anxiety, and a serious physical illness.

This show contains material that may be distressing to some listeners. If you are or anyone you care about is struggling with their mental health, you can contact the MI Fellowship Helpline on (03) 8486 4222 or The Butterfly Foundation for Eating Disorders National Helpline on 1800 334 673.

Interviewers: Terri and Christine

Panel Operator: Kate

Brainwaves – 12 October – Mental Health Week – Phil Crooks

This week is Mental Health Week, and in honour of this years theme – “Where To From Here?” – the Brainwaves team speaks to Phil Crooks from Senswide Employment. For many people, wellness and recovery goes hand in hand with meaningful employment. Phil chats about what it’s like for people with mental illness to find employment through a disability employment service.

Feel free to contact Senswide for more information at or (03)86207155.

Panel Operator: Lauren

Interviewers: Rebecca and Kate


Brainwaves – 5 October – BPD Awareness Week – Barb Mullen

This week is BPD Awareness Week (October 1st – October 7th). In honour of that, the Brainwaves team talks to Barb Mullen from the BPD Community. BPD otherwise known as Borderline Personality Disorder is a common mental illness. It is characterised by poor control of emotions and impulses, unstable interpersonal relationships and unstable self-image.

To find out more information about BPD go to:

Panel Operator: Chiara

Interviewers: Rebecca and Christine

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