Brainwaves – 27 July – OCD and Anxiety Disorders week 7th – 13th Aug

One in four will have a diagnosed anxiety disorder at any point in their lives. ARCVic is a state-wide specialist mental health organisation providing support, recovery and educational services to people and families living with anxiety and related disorders. The OCD and Anxiety Disorders week is running from August 7th – August 13th. ARCVic are running a week of community events, workshops and activities for people living with anxiety disorders, their family, carers and friends. Brainwaves speaks with ARCVic’s CEO Michelle and ARCVic’s Helpline Coordinator Renee about anxiety, some of the events an activities running during the week and some of the services that ARCVic provide. if you are interested in attending any of the events discussed on the show for the OCD and Anxiety Disorders week, please follow the link provided: https://www.arcvic.org.au/community-education/community-education-seminars 

Panel Operator: Chiara
Interviewers: Chiara & Terri

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Brainwaves – 20 January – Social Anxiety

This week, Brainwaves members Daniel and Kathy both chat about their experiences of living with social anxiety. Daniel and Kathy very effortlessly bring to light an experience that many people with mental health issues identify with and help to normalise the experience known as social anxiety.

Panel Operator: Daniel
Interviewers: Daniel & Kathy

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Daniel on air!

Brainwaves – 23 December – Ray of Light Documentary

Guest director Jay Richards comes on the show this week to talk about his documentary Ray of Light. The Ray of Light documentary looks to shine a light on youth anxiety, depression and suicide. The documentary reveals the world of today’s teenagers by openly exploring the issues of schoolyard and social media bullying, depression, anxiety, self- harm and cutting, rejection, social isolation, sexual identity, drug and alcohol abuse, mental illness and family trauma to getting appropriate help, counselling and treatment that lead to positive and lasting recoveries. Trigger warning: This show discusses suicide which may be a sensitive topic for some. To watch the Ray of Light documentary trailer, visit https://vimeo.com/134314983.

Panel Operator: Rose
Interviewers: Rose & Kathy

Brainwaves – 18 November – Suzanne Hurley, PANDA

Suzanne Hurley, a senior counsellor from PANDA (Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia) comes on the show in light of Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Week (Nov 15-22). Suzanne explains the differences between perinatal, antenatal and postnatal anxiety and depression, supports and resources available for people who may be experiencing problems, friends and family, early warning signs and the support services provided by PANDA. Visit www.panda.org.au for more information or call the PANDA Helpline on 1300 726 306.

Interviewers: Chiara & Tu
Panel Operator: Tu

Suzanne and the Brainwaves team!

Brainwaves – 28 October – Exploring mental health perspectives

In the last of the Headspace curated series of shows, this week’s program explores the lived experience of two young men, exploring mental health from 2 unique perspectives. In Part 1 of the program Mark explores self care when managing depression and anxiety, and in Part 2 Damian discusses mental health and healing in the context of family.


Panel Operator: Tu
Interviewers: Kathy, Mark, Lucy

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Luke, Damian, Mark, Lucy, Canon and the Brainwaves team!