Challenging the mainstream, negative stereotypes of people with a mental illness ths program actively engages those living with a mental illness as researchers, interviewers, performers and program designers while promoting community mental health awareness.
Helen: Growing up with Alcoholism
Tonight on Brainwaves we talk to Helen. Helen grew up in a household where both her parents were heavy drinkers.The experience has impacted almost every aspect of her life. She also talks about Al-Anon and how it has helped her.For support: phone the Alanon Family Groups helpline on 1300 252 666
Ingrid's Lived Experience: Sexual Assault
Tonight on Brainwaves we’ll be talking to Ingrid. Ingrid was admitted as a lawyer in 1999 and has predominantly practised in family law, child protection, intervention orders and royal commissions including family violence and institutional child sexual abuse. In 2016 Ingrid attended the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Rome to hear the evidence of (and cross examine) George Pell. Ingrid has kindly offered to come onto our show today to talk about her views on how victims of sexual abuse are treated in the legal system as a lawyer and as victim of abuse herself and the mental health impacts and supports available to survivors. A content warning about todays show we will be discussing child sexual abuse, if you feel that this content may be distressing please tune out now, and should you need support after listening to the show today please know you can contact Lifeline on 131114 or the Sexual Assault Crisis Line on 1800 806 292. If you would like more information about Ingrid's books you can find them here: Doli Incapax - Cleopatra Jones Nolle Prosequi - Ingrid Irwin If you have any questions for Ingrid she would be more than happy to answer them. Please email Ingrid at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her directly on 0401 349 989
Mental Health Week 2020 - Happy 10th Birthday Brainwaves
This week to celebrate Mental Health week and Brainwaves 10th birthday we have a 1 hour special where we chat with a few of the members of our team about their time as part of the Brainwaves show, some of their favourite memories and why Brainwaves is so important to them.
Dr Benjamin Habib - Lived experience with anxiety FULL INTERVIEW
This week on Brainwaves we talk to Dr Benjamin Habib about the panic attack he had on live TV on the ABC News Breakfast show in 2016, how this experienced changed him, what he has learnt about himself and what has helped him to understand more about anxiety and mental health. This aired as 2 part series but here you can listen to the whole interview. For more information on Dr Benjamin Habib: https://drbenjaminhabib.com/anxiety-and-mental-health/ Blog: https://drbenjaminhabib.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrBenjaminHabibWebsite: https://scholars.latrobe.edu.au/display/bhabib
Elle Morrison - Traumatic Brain Injury
Our guest today is provisional Psychologist Elle Morrison who will be talking to us about traumatic brain injury and mental health outcomes. For further information on the studies Elle has talked about during the show:Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI) is the largest child health research institute in Australia and their research is broadly done across three areas: in the lab to investigate why disease occurs, clinical research working beside doctors and nurses to influence diagnosis and treatment, and, broad community studies to understand how disease impacts children in the wider community. The Brain and Mind team (https://www.mcri.edu.au/brainandmind) is part of the Clinical Sciences research theme group of MCRI. The research has a focus on brain injury experiences and outcomes in children and adolescents, both clinically with patients in the hospital, as well as those within the community. The projects mentioned in the BW program, Adolescent mental health outcomes post brain injury and the AMAT-C intervention study, are two examples of the current research and are both led by A-Prof Cathy Catroppa. For more information on these and other studies please visit the website on https://www.mcri.edu.au/research/projects/traumatic-brain-injury/current-studies and for further details or to get involved contact directly via the following details:Traumatic Brain Injury projectMurdoch Childrens Research InstituteThe Royal Children's Hospital, Flemington RoadParkville VIC 3052AustraliaEmail: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Flic Manning: Lived Experience with Chronic Pain & Mental Illness
On today's show we talk to Flic Manning. She is a CEO, Author, Speaker, Former Professional Dancer and Choreographer, Neuroplastician (pronounced New-row-plast-ish-an), Wellness Coach and Ambassador for both Mental Health Foundation of Australia and Crohns & Colitis Australia. But today she is here to share her personal lived experience with mental Illnesses and how invisible illness and chronic health issues have shaped her life and the work she now does. To find out more about Flic or to contact her click HERE