Brainwaves – 29 November – Wild at Heart!

We speak with Alice Kirkbride and Phil Heuzenroeder about their role in Wild at Heart. Tune in to hear live performances from the duo along with a special in studio performance by Samual Pakoti who has been with Wild at Heart for two years writing music!

Panel – Lauren

Interview – Allanah and Rebecca

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

Brainwaves – 21 June – Dr Paul Fearne – Schizophrenia

This week on Brainwaves Dr Paul Fearne a published poet and philospher spoke to the team about his own lived experience of schizophrenia and how this shaped his poetry and his publications. If you are interested to know more about Paul Fearne and his work you can head to this link.

Panel – Rebecca

Interviewers – Christine and Helen

Brainwaves – 24 May – Elana Grunberg – Art & Mental Illness

This week on Brainwaves, the team talks to art student Elana Grunberg, who is currently an artist in residency at the Bundoora Art Centre. Elana has a lived experience of complex-PTSD and is very interested in breaking down the stigmas of mental health through art.

Elana’s artworks can be found at the Bundoora Nebula Residency Program until June 4th. She will also be at the Bundoora Homestead Art Centre on Saturday 27th May from 2-4pm, event here.

Panel – Lauren

Interviewers – Lauren and Rebecca


Brainwaves – 14 September – Art Therapy – Emma Finch

Art therapist Emma Finch talks to the Brainwaves team about art therapy and how art can be used as a way of expressing the experience of mental illness. Emma also talks about The Black Dog Art Exhibition which is running from Friday 30th September to Satruday 1st October 2016. This exhibition uses the creative therapies to explore what it is like to live with mental health issues as the “elephant in the room”, with a focus on depression and anxiety. Artworks will be for sale to raise funds for ongoing mental health support groups. The exhibition is being hosted by Amaroo Neighbourhood Centre (34 Amaroo St, Chadstone) and it is a free event. For more information on the event, visit: . If you wnould like to submit your own piece of art for the exhibition, please contact Emma on 0415 278 580

Panel Operator: Chiara
Interviews: Rebecca & Terri