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Melbourne’s drive-time radio show giving voice to people with mental illness. Produced and presented by people with lived experience of mental illness, Brainwaves brings you interesting guests, heart-warming stories, great information and some laughs as well.

Melbourne’s drive-time radio show giving voice to people with mental illness. Produced and presented by people with lived experience of mental illness, Brainwaves brings you interesting guests, heart-warming stories, great information and some laughs as well.
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Location:

Melbourne, VIC

Description:

Melbourne’s drive-time radio show giving voice to people with mental illness. Produced and presented by people with lived experience of mental illness, Brainwaves brings you interesting guests, heart-warming stories, great information and some laughs as well.

Twitter:

@MIFVic

Language:

English

Contact:

276 Heidelberg Rd Fairfield Melbourne, Victoria Australia 3078 +61 3 8486 4200


Episodes

Sam Webb

12/6/2017
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This week on Brainwaves, the team talked to Sam Webb. Sam is an actor, public speaker and co-founder of the charity Livin, which aims to help people speak out about the stigma attached to mental health.

Duration: 00:30:27


Wild at Heart!

11/29/2017
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We speak with Alice Kirkbride and Phil Heuzenroeder about their role in Wild at Heart. Tune in to hear live performances from the duo along with a special in studio performance by Samual Pakoti who has been with Wild at Heart for two years writing music!

Duration: 00:21:10


Dr Neil Bailey - Mindfulness

11/22/2017
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This week on Brainwaves, the team talk to Dr Neil Bailey, neuroscientist and researcher at the Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre. We talk all about mindfulness: what it is, what changes it can have on the brain, how to start practicing, and how much mindfulness is too much mindfulness.

Duration: 00:33:37


Perinatal Depression & Anxiety Awareness Week 2017

11/15/2017
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This week is Perinatal Depression & Anxiety Awareness Week (12th-18th November 2017). This year's theme is "It happened to me"; raising awareness and spreading information about early warning signs to all expecting mothers and fathers. Today on Brainwaves we talk to Cathy Wyett, National Helpline & Programs Manager at PANDA and Dr Nicole Highet from COPE.

Duration: 00:33:59


The Equality Project - Jason Tuazon McCheyne

11/8/2017
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Today on Brainwaves the team talk to Jason Tuazon McCheyne, Executive Director of The Equality Project who are organising the Better Together Conference in January. Jason is a leading voice in the LGBTIQ community and came onto the show to talk about the marriage equality postal survey and the anticipation of the result next week. For support please contact Switchboard on 1800 184 527.

Duration: 00:36:49


Bruce Woodcock Memorial Lecture

11/1/2017
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The Brainwaves team recently attended the 19th Annual Bruce Woodcock Memorial Lecture hosted by Wellways Australia. This year's theme was "sharing stories, changing lives", allowing us to reflect on the power of storytelling and making connections with others. On today's show we bring you some of the highlights from keynote speaker Uncle Jack Charles, as well as some interviews with guests who attended the lecture.

Duration: 00:35:56


Daryl's lived experience - Veteran's Health Week

10/25/2017
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This week is Veteran's Health Week. We talk to Daryl about his experience of serving as an apprentice musician in the army in the 1970s. This show contains mentions of trauma, PTSD and sexual abuse. If you require any assistance please contact Helpline on 1300 111 500 or Lifeline on 13 11 14.

Duration: 00:29:23


I CAN NETWORK (autism)

10/18/2017
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On this week's show Lauren interviewed Carla who is a mentor, network leader and speaker for the I Can Network.The I Can Network encourages people on the autism spectrum with an 'I Can' attitude. Carla tells us about her own experience and how through this service young people are being helped with training to enter the workforce after finishing school.

Duration: 00:17:28


Mental Health Week

10/11/2017
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On this week's special one hour show we feature our broadcast of the Mental Health Wellbeing Walk held on Sunday. We also keep all our listeners up to date with events being held for Mental Health Week 2017.Presented by Lauren, Allanah, Rebecca and Marni.

Duration: 00:54:26


Transformative storytelling - Fiona's story

10/4/2017
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In the third and final episode of our transformative storytelling series, we talk to Fiona Browning, who is a mental health consumer, advocate, and activist. Fiona shares how storytelling has allowed her to open up about her mental health journey.Next week is Mental Health Week and Brainwaves will be having a special one-hour long program. Stay tuned!

Duration: 00:23:46


Transformative storytelling - Annie's story

9/27/2017
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In the second episode of our transformative storytelling series, we talk to Annie Whitehead about her journey. Her story highlights the need for community inclusion, and how finding the right people can help you gain strength along the way.

Duration: 00:24:49


Transformative storytelling - Joel's story

9/20/2017
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Transformative storytelling is the act of listening to other individauls who share their expeirnce of mental illness and who may learn how harmful social exclusion and stigma can be. This week is our first episode of transformative stories and we talk to Joel about his journey with mental ilness.

Duration: 00:23:19


Suicide Prevention Week featuring Tullara Connors of RU OK? Day

9/13/2017
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This week Rebecca and Helen interviewed Tullara Connors who is an up and coming musician and an ambassador for RU OK? Day. The discussion was focussed around suicide awareness as this week is Suicide Prevention Week.If anything in the podcast brings up concerns for your mental wellbeing please contact Wellways Helpline on 1300 111 500, Lifeline on 13 11 14 or go to www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au or click here.

Duration: 00:22:39


Mindfulness App Reviews

8/30/2017
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On today's show Lucy, Marni and Rebecca reviewed mindfulness mobile phone applications. Each reviewer tried a different app for three weeks prior to the show. Reviews were mixed and some had a better experience than others.Apps reviewed: Smiling Mind, Calm and Stop, Breathe & Think.

Duration: 00:27:52


Melanie Scott from 'Dogs 4 PTSD'

8/23/2017
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On tonight's show Rebecca and Alannah had the pleasure of interviewing Melanie Scott who is the founder and president of K9's 4 Valour. Talking about her own experience and how her dog Paddington helps her, Melanie informed us about PTSD, First Responders and the role of PTSD Service Dogs.For more information on the charity K9's 4 Valour please follow the links:https://www.k9s4valour.org/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8zXVhFi1Zg&t=13shttps://www.facebook.com/k9s4valour/

Duration: 00:27:06


Review of To The Bone

8/16/2017
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On tonight's show Allanah, Lucy and Rebecca discussed their opinions regarding the viewing of the film To The Bone. The drama is based on a young women's experience with anorexia. The film has been deemed controversial due to the content and the way it is targeted at a young audience.SPOILER ALERT!! - This audio does contain mentions of intregal plot points which may spoil the viewing pleasure for some.Trigger Warning!! This show also mentions eating disorders and miscarriage and could be...

Duration: 00:27:06


Dr Jo Robinson - Youth Suicide Prevention (Orygen)

8/9/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:25:57


The Black Dog: Shadows & Light - Emma Finch

8/2/2017
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This week on Brainwaves the team talks to art therapist Emma Finch about her upcoming art exhibition, 'The Black Dog: Shadows & Light'. If you're interested in getting involved you can register your artwork or enquire by contacting Emma by phone at 0415 278 580 or email her at epfinch64@gmail.com. The closing date for registration is on the 22nd of September, so if you're intersted in getting involved, don't forget to register ASAP.The Black Dog: Shadows & Light Exhibition runs from Friday...

Duration: 00:20:53


Wellways Helpline Launch

7/26/2017
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On Today's show we interviewed Elle Morrison who is the Wellways Helpline Coordinator. The Wellways Helpline provides information to people experiencing mental illness as well as family and friends. The Helpline is operated during the week and the hours have been extended! Wellways will now be taking calls from 9AM till 9PM Monday-Friday. Please call 1300 111 500 for support. For more information please visit www.wellways.org/helpline

Duration: 00:24:11


Terri's presentation

7/19/2017
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In this episode we interview Brainwaves team member Terri. Terri recently returned from London, where she presented her lived experience of mental illness, at the House Of Lords. In this interview, Terri discusess what led her to this opportunity and the response she had from her audience.Content in this interview mentions childhood sexual abuse and trauma. If you require any further support, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Wellways' Helpline at 1300 111 500.

Duration: 00:21:54

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