16 episodes

Do you know a young person who is having a hard time with their mental health? This podcast is full of the conversations you want to have, but don't know how. Young people, mental health workers and clinicians share their stories, insights and experiences to help you support the young people in your life. A collaboration of Lead by Story and headspace.

We Made it to Here Lead by Story & headspace Gosford + Lake Haven

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    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Do you know a young person who is having a hard time with their mental health? This podcast is full of the conversations you want to have, but don't know how. Young people, mental health workers and clinicians share their stories, insights and experiences to help you support the young people in your life. A collaboration of Lead by Story and headspace.

    Jess' Story: 'There's sunshine around the corner from every storm.'

    Jess' Story: 'There's sunshine around the corner from every storm.'

    In this episode Jess shares her story about anxiety and depression and what her recovery journey has looked like over time. 

    This episode includes discussion of topics of anxiety and depression. Discussion of these topics may bring up strong emotions, thoughts or memories for some listeners. If this is the case for you, you may want to have someone listen with you, or talk afterwards with a family member, friend, support person or your GP. See recommended support services below.

    If you need support, reach out to one of the services below.

    eheadspace: https://headspace.org.au/online-and-phone-support/
    Life Line: 13 11 14
    Kids Help Line: 1800 55 1800
    Head to health: https://www.headtohealth.gov.au/
    Mental Health Line: 1800 011 511
    Parents and carers support line: 1300 1300 52
    Family Connect and Support: https://www.familyconnectsupport.dcj.nsw.gov.au/

    • 38 min
    Reece & Michelle's Story: 'The sooner you get help, the sooner you can get better'

    Reece & Michelle's Story: 'The sooner you get help, the sooner you can get better'

    In this episode Reece shares about experiencing anxiety and depression and accessing support with the help of his Mum, Michelle. 

    This episode shares some of Reece’s recovery journey and his experience with mental health, and includes discussion of topics of depression, anxiety and suicide ideation. Discussion of these topics may bring up strong emotions, thoughts or memories for some listeners. If this is the case for you, you may want to have someone listen with you, or talk afterwards with a family member, friend, support person or your GP. 

    If you need support, reach out to one of the services below.

    eheadspace: https://headspace.org.au/online-and-phone-support/
    Life Line: 13 11 14
    Kids Help Line: 1800 55 1800
    Head to health: https://www.headtohealth.gov.au/
    Mental Health Line: 1800 011 511
    Parents and carers support line: 1300 1300 52
    Family Connect and Support: https://www.familyconnectsupport.dcj.nsw.gov.au/

    • 42 min
    Jake & Helen's Story: 'There is a future, don't give up yet.'

    Jake & Helen's Story: 'There is a future, don't give up yet.'

    In this episode Jake shares their story of coming out as transgender and going through a gender transition with the support of their Mum, Helen.
    This episode shares some of Jake’s recovery journey and their experience with mental health, and includes discussion of topics of gender dysphoria and transition. Discussion of these topics may bring up strong emotions, thoughts or memories for some listeners. If this is the case for you, you may want to have someone listen with you, or talk afterwards with a family member, friend, support person or your GP. 

    If you need support, reach out to one of the services below.

    eheadspace: https://headspace.org.au/online-and-phone-support/
    Life Line: 13 11 14
    Kids Help Line: 1800 55 1800
    Head to health: https://www.headtohealth.gov.au/
    Mental Health Line: 1800 011 511
    Parents and carers support line: 1300 1300 52
    Family Connect and Support: https://www.familyconnectsupport.dcj.nsw.gov.au/

    • 52 min
    Tahlia & Kel's Story: 'It's not something you need to hide.'

    Tahlia & Kel's Story: 'It's not something you need to hide.'

    Tahlia and her mother Kel share how they have navigated Tahlia's mental health journey together. You'll hear how they've built connection over the years and gain insights to help any carer supporting a young person through a tough time. 

    This episode includes discussion of topics of bullying, self-harm and depression. Discussion of these topics may bring up strong emotions, thoughts or memories for some listeners. If this is the case for you, you may want to have someone listen with you, or talk afterwards with a family member, friend, support person or your GP. 

    If you need support, reach out to one of the services below.

    eheadspace: https://headspace.org.au/online-and-phone-support/
    Life Line: 13 11 14
    Kids Help Line: 1800 55 1800
    Head to health: https://www.headtohealth.gov.au/
    Mental Health Line: 1800 011 511
    Parents and carers support line: 1300 1300 52
    Family Connect and Support: https://www.familyconnectsupport.dcj.nsw.gov.au/

    • 41 min
    Ayden's Story: 'It's not going to be like this forever.'

    Ayden's Story: 'It's not going to be like this forever.'

    Ayden was someone who had always felt cheerful and positive, until unexpectedly experiencing depression and anxiety. Here's his story about when things changed for him and what his journey of recovery looked like. 

    This episode includes discussion of topics of depression, anxiety and suicide ideation. Discussion of these topics may bring up strong emotions, thoughts or memories for some listeners. If this is the case for you, you may want to have someone listen  with you, or talk afterwards with a family member, friend, support person or your GP. 

    If you need support, reach out to one of the services below.

    eheadspace: https://headspace.org.au/online-and-phone-support/
    Life Line: 13 11 14
    Kids Help Line: 1800 55 1800
    Head to health: https://www.headtohealth.gov.au/
    Mental Health Line: 1800 011 511
    Parents and carers support line: 1300 1300 52
    Family Connect and Support: https://www.familyconnectsupport.dcj.nsw.gov.au/

    • 44 min
    Gabi's Story: 'My body is actually important'

    Gabi's Story: 'My body is actually important'

    This is Gabi's story about struggling with body image, eating disorder and the way it impacted her life as a high school student. Today, she is confident, body positive and passionate about helping other young people. We're going to explore the journey from where she was, to where she is today. At the end of the chat we'll hear from Pat and Rani, two headspace clinicians about their reflections on the story. 

    This episode includes discussion of topics of body image and eating disorders. Discussion of these topics may bring up strong emotions, thoughts or memories for some listeners. If this is the case for you, you may want to have someone listen with you, or talk afterwards with a family member, friend, support person or your GP. See recommended support services below.

    If you need support, reach out to one of the services below.

    eheadspace: https://headspace.org.au/online-and-phone-support/
    Life Line: 13 11 14
    Kids Help Line: 1800 55 1800
    Head to health: https://www.headtohealth.gov.au/
    Mental Health Line: 1800 011 511
    Parents and carers support line: 1300 1300 52
    Family Connect and Support: https://www.familyconnectsupport.dcj.nsw.gov.au/

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

LeahTee244 ,

Love this podcast

I look forward to the weekly addition of a new episode. I enjoy listening to all the different guests, with their different life experiences.

oliviaolivialistener ,

Insightful and life-changing

This podcast teaches you important psychologically based skills to help you, and any young people in your life, be able to find your tribe and express your emotions.

I listened to this with my best friend and was glad to find out she applied what she learnt in an episode to her own relationship. She said the simple terminology around trauma helped her better articulate her experience to the people she loves. BIG WIN! Thanks WMITH :)

Will Small ,

A refreshing resource for supporting young people

The mix of young people sharing so honestly and wisely alongside passionate mental health workers is powerful. Inspiring, empowering and informative.

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