Brainwaves – 7 October – Brainwaves 5th Birthday – Mental Health Week

‘Celebrating Mental Health’ – celebrating Brainwaves and all things mental health related. On today’s show we are celebrating the anniversary of Brainwaves 5th Birthday and Mental Health Week 2015. Guest, Ben Rinaudo, creater and founder of Brainwaves talks about the origins of the program and what inspired its genesis. The Brainwaves team pick their favourite show highlights and reflect on the positives of having a lived experience of mental illness.

Panel Operator: Tu
Interviewers: Daniel, Kathleen, Kathy and Chiara

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Ben and the Brainwaves Team celebrating 5 years of Brainwaves!

Upcoming Mental Health Week Events!

In light of Mental Health Week, the Mental Health Foundation are running events all week that people can get involved in. There are heaps of events that have already happened but plenty more coming up over the next few days…

For more information on any of these events please visit

Brainwaves – 3 December – International Day of People with Disabilities

In a special hour long programme, part of 3CR’s day long broadcast for the International Day of People With Disabilities, Ben Rinaudo interviews four guests: Aleisha Carroll the technical advisor with the Disability Inclusive Department at CBM, Joel and Helen Fernandes from the Leprosy Mission and the National Disabled Peoples Organisation in East Timor and Dr Erminia Colucci the producer of the documentary film Breaking the Chains. They will all be discussing disability inclusive development in low to middle income countries.


Brainwaves – 1 October – Wild @ Heart

Hosts Fergus and Kate talk to Heidi Everett and Phil Heuzenroeder from Wild@heART workshops and the Music Network for Mental Health about the Strumarama event, a live music event held at the Prince of Wales Hotel in St Kilda on the 8th of October as part of Mental Health Week 2014.

  • Wild@heART :: Arts group for people with disabilities or mental illness
  • Music Network for Mental Health :: The Network trains participants to develop and lead their own music projects, set up and run gigs

Panneler: Ben
Interviewers: Fergus and Kate