Brainwaves – 29 March – Opening Doors Leadership Program – Alex Mills

On today’s show the Brainwaves teams talks to Alex Mills from the Opening Doors Leadership Program. The program helps promote community involvement and decreases social isolation leading to poor physical and mental wellbeing.

To find out more information on Opening Doors you can visit their facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/The-Opening-Doors-Leadership-Program-143923135691631/ or you can contact Alex via email at: Amills@link.hc.org.au

Brainwaves – 15 March – Split – Mental Health In Film

This week on Brainwaves, the team discusses the newly released film “Split”. The movie has come under criticism for its negative portrayal of Dissociative Identity Disorder and mental health in general. We discuss some of the themes in the movie and the implications of stigma in the film industry.

This podcast does contain spoilers for the movie, and also mentions some heavily distressing issues in the film. If any of the topics raised are troubling for you, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Wellways’ Helpline on 1300 111 500.

Brainwaves – 1 March – Discussion on mental health and education

On today’s episode of Brainwaves, the team has a panel discussion on education and mental health. With university going back over the next couple weeks, we discuss the pressures of being a student, including how to manage study, work, friends and your own mental health. We also talk about the many resources out there for when being a student becomes just too much, and all the coping mechanisms we use ourselves to combat stress and stay on top of our workloads.

Presenters – Rebecca, Lauren and Christine