Brainwaves – 23 August – Melanie Scott from Dogs 4 PTSD

On tonight’s show Rebecca and Alannah had the pleasure of interviewing Melanie Scott who is the founder and president of K9’s 4 Valour. Talking about her own experience and how her dog Paddington helps her, Melanie informed us about PTSD, First Responders and the role of PTSD Service Dogs.

For more information on the charity K9’s 4 Valour please follow the links:

Panel – Marni

Interviewers – Rebecca and Alannah


Brainwaves – 16 August – Review of To The Bone

On tonight’s show Allanah, Lucy and Rebecca discussed their opinions regarding the viewing of the film To The Bone. The drama is based on a young women’s experience with anorexia. The film has been deemed controversial due to the content and the way it is targeted at a young audience.

SPOILER ALERT!! – This audio does contain mentions of intregal plot points which may spoil the viewing pleasure for some.

Trigger Warning!! This show also mentions eating disorders and miscarriage and could be distressing for some listeners.

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Brainwaves – 9 August – Dr Jo Robinson – Youth Suicide Prevention (Orygen)

On this week’s episode of Brainwaves, the team talks to Dr Jo Robinson, head of Suicide Prevention Research at Orygen. Their newly released report, “Raising the bar for youth suicide prevention”, calls for an overhaul of the current suicide prevention policies in light of the increasing suicide rates in young Australians. We talk to Jo about her research, the various factors contributing to youth suicide, and what can be done moving forward.

This episode discusses suicide and self harm. If you require any further support, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Wellways’ Helpline at 1300 111 500. You can also talk to someone online through eheadspace.

Panel – Lauren

Interview – Lucy and Marni

Brainwaves – 2 August – The Black Dog: Shadows & Light – Emma Finch

This week on Brainwaves the team talks to art therapist Emma Finch about her upcoming art exhibition, ‘The Black Dog: Shadows & Light’. If you’re interested in getting involved you can register your artwork or enquire by contacting Emma by phone at 0415 278 580 or email her at The closing date for registration is on the 22nd of September, so if you’re intersted in getting involved, don’t forget to register ASAP.

The Black Dog: Shadows & Light Exhibition runs from Friday 6th October – Saturday 7th October 2017, at 9 AM – 4 PM at Amaroo Neighbourhood Centre, 34 Amaroo Street, Chadstone, Victoria, 3148.

Panel – Rebecca

Interview – Lucy and Terri