On today’s show, the Brainwaves team talk to sisters Rachael and Jenna about the organisation they founded- Run4mind. Run4mind aims to increase awareness about mental illness and raise funds for mental health organisations through ultra running campaigns. Both girls have a background in the fitness industry and a lived experience of mental illness, and they talk about the importance of exercise in managing mental health. The sisters also discuss their upcoming Run4mind event in Tasmania (funds raised are being donated to MI Fellowship). To donate or find out more information go to www.run4mind.com
On today’s show, Matthew Johnstone, author, illustrator, ambassador and creative director at the Black Dog Institute talks about resilience and wellbeing. Matthew discusses his short video “I had a Black Dog…his name was Depression”, the motivation behind the video and the message it conveys. Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiCrniLQGYc. For more information about the Black Dog institute and useful resources visit http://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/.