Brainwaves – 9 August – Dr Jo Robinson – Youth Suicide Prevention (Orygen)

On this week’s episode of Brainwaves, the team talks to Dr Jo Robinson, head of Suicide Prevention Research at Orygen. Their newly released report, “Raising the bar for youth suicide prevention”, calls for an overhaul of the current suicide prevention policies in light of the increasing suicide rates in young Australians. We talk to Jo about her research, the various factors contributing to youth suicide, and what can be done moving forward.

This episode discusses suicide and self harm. If you require any further support, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Wellways’ Helpline at 1300 111 500. You can also talk to someone online through eheadspace.

Panel – Lauren

Interview – Lucy and Marni

Brianwaves – 2 September – Professor Patrick McGorry

This week, the Brainwaves team interview Professor Patrick McGorry-Executive Director of Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health to discuss youth mental health, early intervention of mental illness and psychosis.

Panel Operator: Mark H.
Interviewers: Tu & Kathleen

 

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Patrick McGorry and the Brainwaves team