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Each year, one in five of us will experience a mental health problem. Mental health problems are common but they are also treatable. Yet, if you live in the city, you are more likely to access help that if you live in a rural area of NSW. Welcome to 'Let's Talk', a podcast series is hosted by journalist Kia Handley all about mental health in rural and regional Australia. Hear from people who have battled with their mental health, who have been through tragedy and have come out of the other side and also from some of the people who have helped them on their journey. We hope these podcasts inspire you and we encourage you to strike up a conversation about mental health with your colleagues, friends and family. We also encourage you to share these links.

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Each year, one in five of us will experience a mental health problem. Mental health problems are common but they are also treatable. Yet, if you live in the city, you are more likely to access help that if you live in a rural area of NSW. Welcome to 'Let's Talk', a podcast series is hosted by journalist Kia Handley all about mental health in rural and regional Australia. Hear from people who have battled with their mental health, who have been through tragedy and have come out of the other side and also from some of the people who have helped them on their journey. We hope these podcasts inspire you and we encourage you to strike up a conversation about mental health with your colleagues, friends and family. We also encourage you to share these links.

    Special: COVID-19 and your mental health

    Special: COVID-19 and your mental health

    You've no doubt heard the saying 'unprecedented times' a lot right now. But it's the best way to put it. What you are living through is unlike anything ever experienced. It's scary and stressful. Full of uncertainty and loneliness. And it can put a strain on your mental health. So, what can you do to take back some control and look after yourself and the people around you?
    This is a special podcast episode looking at COVID-19 and your mental health.

    • 14 min
    S3 E6: Homelessness

    S3 E6: Homelessness

    Imagine your life without a safe place to sleep each night. How do you think that would affect your mental health? There is a lot of misconceptions about what homelessness looks like in 2019 and we need to break those down as we talk about mental health and having a place to live. In this episode you'll hear what it's like to live without housing security and about some of the amazing work being done in NSW to help people out.

    • 18 min
    S3 E5: Masculinity and mental health

    S3 E5: Masculinity and mental health

    Men are three times more likely then women to take their own life. It's a fact that we need to talk about more as Aussie Blokes struggle with the idea of masculinity and what that looks like in 2019. But how can you help them? Two men are on a mission driven by the need to look after the men around them.

    • 17 min
    S3 E4: Drugs, alcohol and your mental health

    S3 E4: Drugs, alcohol and your mental health

    Your mental health can be impacted by so many things including an addiction to drugs and alcohol, and treatment isn't always straight forward as mental health workers weigh up what to treat first: the addiction or mental health. In a part of our society still so full of stigma and stereotype what do you need to know about substance abuse, mental health and the treatment options available to you and your loved ones? This is what we discuss in this episode.

    • 24 min
    S3 E3: Low Prevalence Mental Health

    S3 E3: Low Prevalence Mental Health

    You hear a lot about depression and anxiety in conversation about mental health, but where do low prevalent conditions like bipolar and schizophrenia fit into the picture. They may have lower diagnosis rates, but we know they take more complex care plans. We take a look at some programs offering support, treatment and encouragement for people living with these mental health conditions.

    • 15 min
    S3 E2: First Responders

    S3 E2: First Responders

    Floods, fires, road accidents, storms, community tragedy - our first responders see a lot. They're on the front line whenever disaster strikes. But how good are we at looking after our emergency workers mental well being? In this episode you'll hear from two former first responders, both diagnosed with PTSD now doing what they can to help others and you'll find out the role you can play in keeping our emergency workers mentally healthy.

    • 14 min

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