Brainwaves – November 1 – Bruce Woodcock Memorial Lecture

The Brainwaves team recently attended the 19th Annual Bruce Woodcock Memorial Lecture hosted by Wellways Australia. This year’s theme was “sharing stories, changing lives”, allowing us to reflect on the power of storytelling and making connections with others. On today’s show we bring you some of the highlights from keynote speaker Uncle Jack Charles, as well as some interviews with guests who attended the lecture.

Brainwaves – October 25 – Daryl’s lived experience – Veteran’s Health Week

This week is Veteran’s Health Week. We talk to Daryl about his experience of serving as an apprentice musician in the army in the 1970s.

This show contains mentions of trauma, PTSD and sexual abuse. If you require any assistance please contact Helpline on 1300 111 500 or Lifeline on 13 11 14.

Panel – Lauren

Interview – Marni

Brainwaves – 18 October – I CAN Network (autism)

On this week’s show Lauren interviewed Carla who is a mentor, network leader and speaker for the I Can Network.

The I Can Network encourages people on the autism spectrum with an ‘I Can’ attitude. Carla tells us about her own experience and how through this service young people are being helped with training to enter the workforce after finishing school.

Panel – Marni

Interview – Lauren

Brainwaves – 4 October – Transformative storytelling – Fiona’s story

In the third and final episode of our transformative storytelling series, we talk to Fiona Browning, who is a mental health consumer, advocate, and activist. Fiona shares how storytelling has allowed her to open up about her mental health journey.

Next week is Mental Health Week and Brainwaves will be having a special one-hour long program. Stay tuned!

Brainwaves – 27 September – Transformative storytelling – Annie’s story

In the second episode of our transformative storytelling series, we talk to Annie Whitehead about her journey. Her story highlights the need for community inclusion, and how finding the right people can help you gain strength along the way.

Brainwaves – 20 September – Transformative storytelling – Joel’s story

Transformative storytelling is the act of listening to other individauls who share their expeirnce of mental illness and who may learn how harmful social exclusion and stigma can be. This week is our first episode of transformative stories and we talk to Joel about his journey with mental ilness.

Panel – Laure

Interview – Allanah and Suzanne

Brainwaves – 13 September – Suicide Prevention Week featuring Tullara Connors of RU OK? Day

On Brainwaves this week, the team interviewed Sylvia Gray, president and co-founder of Hero Town Geelong. The organisation aims to empower individuals to develop their best selves and become an everyday hero. You can find out more about Hero Town at their website and Facebook page.

Panel – Marni

Interviewer – Rebecca and Helen

Brainwaves – 6 September – Hero Town Geelong – Sylvia Gray

On Brainwaves this week, the team interviewed Sylvia Gray, president and co-founder of Hero Town Geelong. The organisation aims to empower individuals to develop their best selves and become an everyday hero. You can find out more about Hero Town at their website and Facebook page.

Panel – Lauren

Interviewers – Allanah and Helen

 

Brainwaves – 30 August – Mindfulness App Reviews

On today’s show Lucy, Marni and Rebecca reviewed mindfulness mobile phone applications. Each reviewer tried a different app for three weeks prior to the show. Reviews were mixed and some had a better experience than others.

Apps reviewed: Smiling Mind, Calm and Stop, Breathe & Think.

Panel – Lauren

Discussion – Lucy, Marni and Rebecca