48 episodes

A secondary school health teacher taking you through the topics that may have been skimmed over, considered inappropriate or flat out ignored. Allowing listeners to feel informed and empowered with reliable and unbiased health information.

The Health Classes You Missed Monica Vantilburg

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

A secondary school health teacher taking you through the topics that may have been skimmed over, considered inappropriate or flat out ignored. Allowing listeners to feel informed and empowered with reliable and unbiased health information.

    EFFECTS OF MDMA

    EFFECTS OF MDMA

    Hi team!

    Today we are learning all about MDMA - technically called methylenedioxymethamphetamine. Say THAT 10 times in a row!

     

    We discuss what MDMA does to the body and brain, how long it stays in your system and what you can do to help yourself or your friends. Drugs affect everyone differently and there is ALWAYS a risk when taking illicit substances.

     

    Come and learn with me on Instagram: The Health Classes You Missed

     

    *For free and confidential advice about alcohol and other drugs, call the National Alcohol and Other Drug Hotline on 1800 250 015. For 24/7 crisis support regarding substance abuse, misuse or addiction, call Lifeline on 13 11 14. 

     

    More info:

    AIHW stats

    Healthline article: Serotonin syndrome

    Healthline article: How long does Molly stay in your system

    Australian Drug Foundation Fact Sheet

    NIDA Effects on the brain

    NIDA Ecstacy abuse 

     

    Sound from Zapsplat.com

    • 27 min
    HOW’S YA HEAD: ARE YOU RUNNING?

    HOW’S YA HEAD: ARE YOU RUNNING?

    HEY TEAM!



    Welcome to the another episode of How's Ya Head? Your weekly check in with a mate.

     

    Today I check in with Dyl Buckley, a friend and fellow podcast host. We talk about the importance of talking about your feelings (even when you don't think you need it), thanking trees while you run and how good it is to sweat. Dyl reminds us that you don't need to be locked into any particular mental health strategy AND we hear his 3 top pump up songs.

     

    Disclaimer: no one in these episodes is a mental health professional. If you are struggling with your mental health, please contact LifeLine on 13 11 14 today or seek help from your local GP or other mental health professional. Look after yourselves! 

     

    Catch up with Dyl here: 

    Dyl and Friends Podcast

    Dylan Buckley

    • 16 min
    NO STUPID QUESTIONS: HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH WHEN IT COMES TO MASTURBATION?

    NO STUPID QUESTIONS: HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH WHEN IT COMES TO MASTURBATION?

    Welcome back to another NSQ episode!

    Today we are discussing masturbation. Masturbation is a normal, healthy part of the sexual experience and there is nothing wrong with you if you masturbate everyday, once a week, once a month, or never. It is a totally individual thing. When it begins to take over other parts of your life, or you are sparked with shame and guilt around self-pleasure, this might be an indication you need to talk to someone. If you do have any concerns or questions about this topic - talk to a professional who can help you! 

    More info:

    https://www.healthline.com/health/healthy-sex/masturbate-too-much#1  

    https://psychcentral.com/health/masturbation-addiction 

    https://www.healthline.com/health/masturbation-addiction#complications 

    https://www.sexaddictionaustralia.com.au https://au.reachout.com/articles/what-is-masturbation

    • 9 min
    HOW’S YA HEAD: TWO BABIES, 1000 STAIRS AND NO TIME FOR NETFLIX

    HOW’S YA HEAD: TWO BABIES, 1000 STAIRS AND NO TIME FOR NETFLIX

    HEY TEAM!

    Welcome to the first episode of How's Ya Head? Your weekly check in with a mate.

    Today I check in with Shae, my older sister who just had her second kid 6 weeks ago. Shae talks about how she's going as a mum of two, how she fits in exercise and the importance of support.

    Disclaimer: no one in these episodes is a mental health professional. If you are struggling with your mental health, please contact LifeLine on 13 11 14 today or seek help from your local GP or other mental health professional. Look after yourselves! 

     

    • 14 min
    THE RISE OF SYPHILIS

    THE RISE OF SYPHILIS

    Hi team!

    Today we are learning all about Syphilis. According to The Australian Department of Health and Aged Care, in 2020, notifications of infectious syphilis in Australia increased by nearly 90% from recorded rates in 2015. This was not classified as a common STI when I was growing up and I learnt SO much researching for this episode.

    We learn all about what syphilis is, the 4 different stages of infection, how it is treated and how we can prevent sexually transmitted infections. I also tell everyone to get regularly tested 4000 times so... DO THAT!

     

    **Trigger warning: there is mention of miscarriage and stillbirth in this episode. If you need help or support at anytime, contact Pregnancy, Birth and Baby on 1800 882 436. 

     

    Stay up to date with me on Insta at The Health Classes You Missed

     

    More info:

    https://www1.racgp.org.au/newsgp/clinical/urgent-need-to-alert-gps-of-syphilis-epidemic 

    https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/syphilis 

    https://www.health.gov.au/resources/pregnancy-care-guidelines/part-f-routine-maternal-health-tests/syphilis 

    https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/syphilis 

    https://www.cdc.gov/std/syphilis/stdfact-syphilis.htm 

     

    • 22 min
    NO STUPID QUESTIONS: WHAT IS A UTI?

    NO STUPID QUESTIONS: WHAT IS A UTI?

    Welcome back to another NSQ episode! Today we are talking about UTI’s (Urinary Tract Infections). We discuss what they are, the different types, some causes, and some treatment and prevention options - All in a 10 min episode! Thanks, as always, for coming and learning with me. 

     

    For more info:

     

    https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/urinary-tract-infections-uti 

     

    https://www.healthline.com/health/urinary-tract-infection-adults

     

    Keep learning with me at The Health Classes You Missed

    • 10 min

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17 Ratings

17 Ratings

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The Podcast You Shouldn’t Miss

An informative & responsible delivery of health matters impacting our lives. An excellent podcast, keep them coming.

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