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.