Brainwaves – 26 July – Wellways Helpline Launch

On Today’s show we interviewed Elle Morrison who is the Wellways Helpline Coordinator. The Wellways Helpline provides information to people experiencing mental illness as well as family and friends. The Helpline is operated during the week and the hours have been extended! Wellways will now be taking calls from 9AM till 9PM Monday-Friday. ┬áPlease call 1300 111 500 for support. For more information please visit www.wellways.org/helpline

Panel – Christine

Interview – Allanah and Marni

Brainwaves – 19 July – Terri’s Presentation

In this episode we interview Brainwaves team member Terri. Terri recently returned from London, where she presented her lived experience of mental illness, at the House Of Lords. In this interview, Terri discusess what led her to this opportunity and the response she had from her audience.

Content in this interview mentions childhood sexual abuse and trauma. If you require any further support, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Wellways’ Helpline at 1300 111 500.

Panel – Lauren

Interviewers – Marni and Allanah

 

Brainwaves – 12 July – Doctor Moira Junge – Sleep Awareness Week

This week on Brainwaves we spoke to Doctor Moira Junge who is a sleep psychologist from the Sleep Health Foundation who has worked in the sleep disorder field for 15 years.

This week Sleep Awareness Week is from the 3rd of July till the 9th of July. Better Sleep = smarter, safer workplaces.

To find out more about the Sleep Health Foundation head to their website.

Panel – Rebecca

Interview – Lauren

Brainwaves – 5 July – NAIDOC Week – Niamh Whitford

In recognition of NAIDOC Week, this week on Brainwaves the team talks to Niamh Whitford, a young Nyulnyul woman who grew up in Nyoongar country. Niamh works with students at a college assiting them with their mental health, and also assists in the prison system with Indigenous inmates integrating them into society. We talk about community attidudes towards Indigenous incarceration, NAIDOC Week and mental illness.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this podcast may contain some distressing discussions. For more assistance, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14, or Wellways’ Helpline on 1300 111 500.

 

Brainwaves – 28 June – Siblings Australia – Kate Strohm

On Brainwaves this week, the team talks to Kate Strohm, director of Siblings Australia. Her organisation is devoted to improving the resources available for siblings of individuals who live with mental illness or disability. To find out more about the organisation and to access resources, head to siblingsaustralia.org.au.

Panel – Lauren