7 episodes

A podcast focusing on how we can improve outcomes for people living with complex mental health conditions in Australia, and smash the stigma. Each episode, hear from real people who share their raw experiences – what goes right, and what goes wrong – helping us get on the same wavelength. Their stories are honest, confronting, but hopeful.

A collaboration by SANE and the University of Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences.

On the Same Wavelength Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences

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A podcast focusing on how we can improve outcomes for people living with complex mental health conditions in Australia, and smash the stigma. Each episode, hear from real people who share their raw experiences – what goes right, and what goes wrong – helping us get on the same wavelength. Their stories are honest, confronting, but hopeful.

A collaboration by SANE and the University of Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences.

    Just ask for help?

    Just ask for help?

    Is the Australian mental health system helping people effectively? In this final episode, we meet Shazi (she/her), who lives with dissociative identity disorder. Shazi shares her reflections on getting support, while Katie Larsen (she/they) from Mind Australia overviews gaps in the system, and the need for improvement.


    On the Same Wavelength is a collaboration between the University of Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, and SANE, Australia’s leading national mental health organisation for people with complex mental health needs, with the support of the Paul Ramsay Foundation. It is hosted by Elise Carrotte, and edited by Chris Hatzis.

    Information and resources:


    National Stigma Report Card
    Mind Australia
    SANE’s information and resources
    Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences

    If this podcast has brought up any challenging feelings for you, please consider reaching out to Lifeline via 13 11 14.

    This podcast was recorded on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin nation, and we wish to pay respects to elders past and present, and extend our respects to any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander listeners.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 23 min
    A mentally healthy workplace

    A mentally healthy workplace

    How can employers better support employees with complex mental health needs? In this episode, Holly (they/them) talks about their challenges at work, and disclosure, flexibility, and support options in the workplace. Jess Radican (she/her) from SANE talks about the strengths that people with lived experience bring to the workplace.


    On the Same Wavelength is a collaboration between the University of Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, and SANE, Australia’s leading national mental health organisation for people with complex mental health needs, with the support of the Paul Ramsay Foundation. It is hosted by Elise Carrotte, and edited by Chris Hatzis.

    Information and resources:


    National Stigma Report Card
    Overview of mental health-related rights and responsibilities in the workplace (Comcare)
    SANE’s Peer Guide program and Peer Support initiatives
    SANE’s information and resources
    Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences

    If this podcast has brought up any challenging feelings for you, please consider reaching out to Lifeline via 13 11 14.

    This podcast was recorded on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin nation, and we wish to pay respects to elders past and present, and extend our respects to any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander listeners.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 22 min
    Doctors get unwell, too

    Doctors get unwell, too

    Who helps the helpers? Healthcare professionals are not immune to mental health challenges. Dr Dov Degen (he/him) shares his story about living with bipolar disorder while going through medical training and placements. We also meet Dr Tahnee Bridson (she/her), who talks about how healthcare professionals can support each other.


    On the Same Wavelength is a collaboration between the University of Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, and SANE, Australia’s leading national mental health organisation for people with complex mental health needs, with the support of the Paul Ramsay Foundation. It is hosted by Elise Carrotte, and edited by Chris Hatzis.

    Information and resources:


    National Stigma Report Card
    Hand-n-Hand Peer Support
    The Essential Network (TEN): Mental health support for health professionals
    SANE’s information and resources
    Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences

    If this podcast has brought up any challenging feelings for you, please consider reaching out to Lifeline via 13 11 14.

    This podcast was recorded on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin nation, and we wish to pay respects to elders past and present, and extend our respects to any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander listeners.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 22 min
    What the media gets right (and wrong)

    What the media gets right (and wrong)

    How much does the media influence our attitudes around complex mental health conditions? Sandy (she/her), advocate and poet, highlights negative stereotypes about schizophrenia seen in both fiction and non-fiction media. This episode also features Dr Elizabeth Paton (she/her) from Everymind around how the media can talk about mental health more responsibly.


    On the Same Wavelength is a collaboration between the University of Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, and SANE, Australia’s leading national mental health organisation for people with complex mental health needs, with the support of the Paul Ramsay Foundation. It is hosted by Elise Carrotte, and edited by Chris Hatzis.

    Information and resources:


    National Stigma Report Card
    Mindframe Guidelines
    SANE’s information and resources
    SANE’s StigmaWatch program
    Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences

    If this podcast has brought up any challenging feelings for you, please consider reaching out to Lifeline via 13 11 14.

    This podcast was recorded on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin nation, and we wish to pay respects to elders past and present, and extend our respects to any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander listeners.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 21 min
    Schools, unis and mental health

    Schools, unis and mental health

    Are schools and universities effectively supporting their students? Jeanette (she/they) speaks about the journey through high school and university, while navigating severe anxiety and an emerging eating disorder. Vivienne Browne (she/her) from Orygen also overviews some of the ways that universities can foster supportive environments.


    On the Same Wavelength is a collaboration between the University of Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, and SANE, Australia’s leading national mental health organisation for people with complex mental health needs, with the support of the Paul Ramsay Foundation. It is hosted by Elise Carrotte, and edited by Chris Hatzis.

    Information and resources:


    National Stigma Report Card
    The Australian University Mental Health Framework (Orygen)
    SANE’s information and resources
    Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences

    If this podcast has brought up any challenging feelings for you, please consider reaching out to Lifeline via 13 11 14.

    This podcast was recorded on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin nation, and we wish to pay respects to elders past and present, and extend our respects to any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander listeners.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 20 min
    True connections

    True connections

    How can we effectively support others with their mental health? Through his story, Evan (he/him) explores how intimate partners, friends, family, and multicultural communities react to complex mental health conditions. Amaya Alvarez (she/her) from Mental Health Carers Australia and Tandem Carers, also reflects on her experiences as a family carer.


    On the Same Wavelength is a collaboration between the University of Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, and SANE, Australia’s leading national mental health organisation for people with complex mental health needs, with the support of the Paul Ramsay Foundation. It is hosted by Elise Carrotte, and edited by Chris Hatzis.

    Information and resources:


    National Stigma Report Card
    Mental Health Carers Australia
    Tandem Carers (Vic)
    SANE’s information and resources
    SANE family, friends and carers guide and online peer support forums
    Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences

    If this podcast has brought up any challenging feelings for you, please consider reaching out to Lifeline via 13 11 14.

    This podcast was recorded on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin nation, and we wish to pay respects to elders past and present, and extend our respects to any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander listeners.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 22 min

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