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Andrew’s Story: Making Choices Towards Healing
Andrew, a youth mental health worker at Headspace, has lived a life of challenges and trauma, and along the way he’s had to make choices. How has his life experiences and traumas shaped who he is today? How does a person live through trauma, and make choices that lead to healing and giving back to others with compassion, empathy and love?
Foods that Make us Happy
In Part 3 of 'Mind, Body and Environment' series, Ms Mahsa Anderson, Counselling Psychologist and a lifestyle medicine practitioner, clearly identifies for us the evidence available for foods that affect or mood.
Social Determinants of Mental Health
In Part 2 of 'Mind, Body and Environment' series, Dr Katie Carter, shares insights from her extensive experience in social work, policy development and research, on the impact of social determinants of mental health. She explains how certain social conditions can impact our mental health, and why we need to not only look after our own mental health but be concerned with the social forces in play in our communities.
Is Exercise Really that Good for us?
Can exercise be used in treating depression and anxiety? Is it more effective that medication? And if so, how and why? In Part 1 of 'Mind, Body and Environment' series, Dr Louise Naylor, exercise physiologist and associate professor at UWA, shares insights from her research and clinical practice to answer these important questions and explain the impact of exercise on our physical and mental health.
The contents of this episode do not substitute medical advice. For any mental or physical concerns please consult your medical practitioner.
Enhancing Our Relationships with Family Therapist Nilly Cope
Positive relationships are the greatest predictor of our happiness, health and wellbeing. But how do we go about achieving these positive, fulfilling relationships? Family therapist, Nilly Cope, shares tips and strategies on how we can build relationships that are free of tension and stress in order to create a more peaceful and happy home. Nilly also explains why and when we should consider engaging in family therapy and what do we do if our partner or family member doesn’t want to come along to therapy?
More information on the steps of conflict resolution shared by Nilly can be found at:
Human Rights and Mental Health
In Part 3 of Exploring Social Justice, Dr Wibke Timmerman gives an informative and eye-opening presentation on human rights and mental health.