Brainwaves – 19 July – Terri’s Presentation

In this episode we interview Brainwaves team member Terri. Terri recently returned from London, where she presented her lived experience of mental illness, at the House Of Lords. In this interview, Terri discusess what led her to this opportunity and the response she had from her audience.

Content in this interview mentions childhood sexual abuse and trauma. If you require any further support, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Wellways’ Helpline at 1300 111 500.

Panel – Lauren

Interviewers – Marni and Allanah

 

Brainwaves – 19 October – Hannah’s Lived Experience – Bulimia Nervosa

On this week’s episode of Brainwaves, Hannah shares her lived experience of Bulimia Nervosa. Hannah talks about factors that contributed to her developing the disorder, her behaviours and feelings when she was unwell, and how she managed to recover. She also discusses her experience with major depression and anxiety, and a serious physical illness.

This show contains material that may be distressing to some listeners. If you are or anyone you care about is struggling with their mental health, you can contact the MI Fellowship Helpline on (03) 8486 4222 or The Butterfly Foundation for Eating Disorders National Helpline on 1800 334 673.

Interviewers: Terri and Christine

Panel Operator: Kate

Brainwaves – 21 September – Rebecca’s life after rehab

On today’s show, we talk to Brainwaves team member Rebecca on her experience of rehab and returning to everyday life. Rebecca tells us a little about how she ended up in rehab, what it was like while she was there, and how she got to where she is now in life.

This episode of Brainwaves discusses heavy topics including self harm and suicide. If you or anyone you care about is struggling with their mental health, you can contact MI Fellowship’s Helpline on 03 8486 4222 or Lifeline on 13 11 14.

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Brainwaves – 18 May – James’ lived experience of Schizophrenia

On today’s show, Lauren & Terri speak with Brainwaves team member James about his lived experience of Schizophrenia and recovery in light of Wellway to Mental Health Week (formerly Schizophrenia Awareness Week). James talks about some of the negative perceptions he experienced, what it was like being in the mental health system, the experience of receiving a diagnosis, what assisted him in regaining his life and how his life has changed.

Panel Operator: Chiara
Interviewers: Lauren & Terri

Brainwaves – 16 March – Adult ADHD

ADHD is a diagnosis that has been identified in children for decades however only in the last 14 years have clinicians begun to accept that the diagnosis continued into adulthood. On today’s show, three young men for whom ADHD has been a part of their adult lives and we hear about how because of their condition they have had to struggle with stigma, treatment, education and relationships.

Panel Operator: Rose
Interviewer: Rose

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Brainwaves – 2 March – The Good Greek Girl

On this week’s show, Maria Katsonis, policy adviser, mental health advocate and writer of “The Good Greek Girl” comes on the show to discuss her memoir about coming out as gay and mentally ill to a conservative Greek family.

Panel Operator: Mark
Interviewers: Kathy & Chiara

“From the halls of Harvard, to the beds of the psych ward”

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!