This week is Mental Health Week, and in honour of this years theme – “Where To From Here?” – the Brainwaves team speaks to Phil Crooks from Senswide Employment. For many people, wellness and recovery goes hand in hand with meaningful employment. Phil chats about what it’s like for people with mental illness to find employment through a disability employment service.
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.
On today’s show we talk to Sarah, one of our Brainwaves team members, on her life after relapse. We discuss her recovery from Major Depression and the various ways in which she has learned to cope with her mental illness.
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.
Brainwaves members Amber & Lauren attended the VMIAC Consumer Workforce Conference held on Monday and Tuesday the 21st and 22nd of March 2016. The team spoke to Louisa Dent Pearce who presented at the conference about recovery oriented practice and storytelling as recovery.
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”
Dr Neil Thomas, Director National e-Therapy Centre, Swinburne University talks about updates with the SMART Research Project. For more information on the SMART project, visit www.smartinfo.org.au. Neil also discussed the recent International Consortium on Hallucination Research and talks about the different ways in which we think about the experience of auditory and visual hallucinations. For more information about The Voices Clinic, visit http://www.maprc.org.au/voices-clinic.