Brainwaves – 15 June – Let’s Talk Research Project

On the first week of our carers special, we discuss the Let’s Talk About Children project with project manager Dr Melinda Goodyear and participant Sian. The Let’s Talk Project from Monash University aims to help aid the recovery process for parents dealing with mental health issues. We talk about what the project is about and how it works, with some first-hand insight from Sian on her experience of the project.

You can find more information on the project, including information about the Let’s Talk Forum being held on the 25th of July, on Monash University’s website here.

Further information about children living with parents affected by mental illness can be found at

Panel Operator: Chiara
Interviewers: Terri & Lauren

Brainwaves – 1 June – Trauma Research

Brainwaves speaks with PhD candidate and social worker Kath Sellick who is interested in the experience of voice hearing and trauma informed care. kath has just finished conducting research on how Australian mental health services respond to voice hearers who have experienced trauma or sexual assault. For more information on Kath’s research or for resources, please feel free to contact Kath at

Panel Operator: Chiara
Interviewers: Terri & Sarah



Brainwaves – 16 December – Neil Thomas SMART project

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 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

Panel Operator: Tu
Interviewers: Chiara & Kathy


Neil Thomas and the Brainwaves team

Brainwaves – 4 November – Prof Mike Slade

Professor Mike Slade of Nottingham University joins Brainwaves to talk recovery and person centred care in mental health.Professor Slade recently co-authored a research paper with Dr Eleanor Longden on the empirical evidence about mental health recovery, commissioned by MI Fellowship.

The paper mentioned in the show, co-authored by Prof Mike Slade and Dr Eleanor Longden (of the Hearing Voices Network) can be found here. The paper addresses the empirical evidence surrounding recovery, with implications for how we think about designing service qualifying criteria. To read some of Prof Mike Slade’s work, including Making Recovery a Reality, Refocus: Promoting Recovery in Community Mental Health Services and 100 Ways to Support Recovery, click here for a free online booklet.

Interviewers: Kathy & Rose
Panel Operator: Rose


Professor Mike Slade

Brainwaves – 26 August – MAprc and De Costella Fun Run

Dr Rebecca Segrave talks about her research as research fellow and clinical neuropsychologist at the Monash and Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre into TMS, DBS and tDCS in the treatment of refractory major depression. Rebecca also talks about details for the De Costella Fun Run on August 30th, proceeds of which go to MAPrc research programs.

Panel Operator: Rose
Interviewers: Kate & Kathy


Brainwaves – 15 April – Dr Jerome Sarris

This week, Dr Jerome Sarris speaks about research evidence linking nutrition and nutritional supplements with prevention and treatment of mental illness. Jerome also speaks about specific nutritional supplements that have been found effective with anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. He ends with a discussion of factors to be aware of and take into account in any individual trial of nutritional supplements in response to a mental health condition.

Panneler: Kate
Interviewers: Kate & Kathy