On today’s episode, the Brainwaves team is joined by Professor Eoin Killackey. Professor Killackey is Associate Director, Research and Head, Functional Recovery Research program at Orygen. The program develops and trials innovative treatments that help manage the functional recovery of young people. Professor Killackey discusses the current and potential role of technology, specifically virtually reality, in the treatment of a range of mental illnesses.
The Lead Tenant program seeks to create an environment where adolescents can transition into independent living. Two adolescents are paired with two adults in the community (Lead Tenants) where they share-house together. The program strives to foster a living environment that allows Lead Tenants to exhibit positive role modeling, engage a young person’s social and recreational skills, establish positive and meaningful relationships, encourage and demonstrate engagement in education, employment, self care, communication & positive behaviour. Brainwaves chats with Nancy, a Lead Tenant about the program, what the program involves, what her experience has been and how people can get involved.
In the last of the Headspace curated series of shows, this week’s program explores the lived experience of two young men, exploring mental health from 2 unique perspectives. In Part 1 of the program Mark explores self care when managing depression and anxiety, and in Part 2 Damian discusses mental health and healing in the context of family.
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Interviewers: Kathy, Mark, Lucy
Luke, Damian, Mark, Lucy, Canon and the Brainwaves team!
The second installment of our Headspace curated shows, this week we discuss disparity in youth service provision and non-binary gender through two compelling personal accounts. Part 1 discusses experiences with the mental health sector and provide strategies for help seeking in what can be very complex system of care. Part 2 explores the relationship between mental health, sexuality and gender identity.
This week’s informative program explored the perspectives of two radical young women, Melissa and Lucy, living with Autism. The show looked at how diagnosis, perceptions and stigma have shaped their lived experiences and mental health. The show also showcased the strength and resilience of young people in reclaiming identity and living outside diagnosis.