Brainwaves – 21 June – Dr Paul Fearne – Schizophrenia

This week on Brainwaves Dr Paul Fearne a published poet and philospher spoke to the team about his own lived experience of schizophrenia and how this shaped his poetry and his publications. If you are interested to know more about Paul Fearne and his work you can head to this link.

Panel – Rebecca

Interviewers – Christine and Helen

Brainwaves – 13 June – Meet the volunteers! – RADIOTHON

You guessed it, this week’s episode of Brainwaves is dedicated to Radiothon. This week we introduce some new volunteers to our family and talk to some long time team members to find out the reasons behind why they’ve hopped on board, and why they’re passionate about mental health and Brainwaves.

This year Brainwaves is aiming towards raising $1000. You can still donate by either calling 9419 8377 or going to Any donation is appreciated, and tax deductible..


Brainwaves – 6 June – Mental Health & Relationships

This week on Brainwaves, the team has a panel dicussion about mental health and the impact it can have on relationships. The team discusses their personal experiences and struggles when it comes to maintaining relationships, when should you disclose mental health issues, and how to be a friend while struggling with mental illness. Warning: this episode contains, lightheartedness, touching and inspiring stories, and lots of bad jokes.

Panel – Lauren

Discussion – Lauren, Rebecca and Susan

Brainwaves – 31 May – Mental Health First Aid – Nataly Bovopoulos

This week on the show, the team talks to Nataly Bovopoulos, CEO of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia. MHFA aims to bridge the gaps left in traditional first aid courses, and to teach others how to provide support for those in a mental health crisis. We talk about the courses MHFA Australia provides, the improvement of mental health literacy in Australia and the importance of training everyday people about various mental health issues. For more information on Mental Health First Aid, or to find a course coming up near you, please visit

Panel – Lauren

Interviewers – Rebecca and Christine

Brainwaves – 24 May – Elana Grunberg – Art & Mental Illness

This week on Brainwaves, the team talks to art student Elana Grunberg, who is currently an artist in residency at the Bundoora Art Centre. Elana has a lived experience of complex-PTSD and is very interested in breaking down the stigmas of mental health through art.

Elana’s artworks can be found at the Bundoora Nebula Residency Program until June 4th. She will also be at the Bundoora Homestead Art Centre on Saturday 27th May from 2-4pm, event here.

Panel – Lauren

Interviewers – Lauren and Rebecca