Challenging the mainstream, negative stereotypes of people with a mental illness ths program actively engages those living with a mental illness as researchers, interviewers, performers and program designers while promoting community mental health awareness.
Cecile Barral & Oceane Campbell - The Silence Between Us
Tonight on Brainwaves we speak to Cecile Barral & Oceane Campbell. Together they have co-written a raw and original double memoir The Silence Between Us as a conversation between mother and daughter. It centres on Oceane’s high lethality suicide attempt as an 18 year old (almost 20 years ago), and is based on private diary entries written by Oceane and her mum at the time as they process their shock, fear and grief and try to work together to heal. We will chat with Cecile & Oceane about the healing process of writing this book together and how that has helped their recovery. https://www.hardiegrant.com/au/publishing/bookfinder/book/the-silence-between-us-by-oceane-campbell/9781743796702
Lean Chew from Wild at Heart - Unmuted Festival
Tonight we are lucky enough to speak to someone who has first hand experience of the importance of music in every day wellbeing. Lean Chew is a singer-songwriter from Melbourne and she’s going to talk to us about the Unmuted festival, presented by Wild at Heart. We also play some of Lean’s very own songs on the show! The Unmuted Festival is a free online program running this week, coinciding with the Mental Health Week, presenting a positive message about music, community and the relationship with Mental Health Challenges. Wild at Heart provide music programs for people with mental health challenges, disability & disadvantage. https://www.unmutedfestival.com/ Unmuted Festival events are held live on: www.facebook.com/wildatheartcommunityarts/ To check out other programs offered by WAH and contact number of Executive Officer Phil Heuzenroeder:https://www.wildatheart.org.au/Home.html
Flic Manning - Author of Living Human: Sustainable Strategies for Invisible Illness
Flic Manning will be joining us on Brainwaves tonight to talk about her new book. Living Human: Sustainable Strategies for Invisible Illness. Flic Manning shares with us her lived experience and strategies. https://flicmanning.com/Buy her new book HERE
Tim Daly is back - TIMBA Storytelling & Mental Health Movie Festival
This week on Brainwaves we’ll be talking to Tim Daly from This is My Brave Australia. Tim is on the show today to share with us all that’s happening with TIMBA including their upcoming film festival and story events. https://www.thisismybraveaustralia.com/
Dr Paul Fearne and his latest book Paul Verlaine
This week on Brainwaves we speak to Author and Philosopher Dr Paul Fearne about his most recent book Paul VerlaineYou can find more of Paul's works HEREIf you'd like to get in touch with Paul you can reach out to him on TwitterPaul is an ex Brainwaves presenter and we love having him on the show!
Break the Cycle - Suicide Prevention Campaign - Ned Evans
This week on Brainwaves we’ll be speaking with Ned ‘Noodle’ Evans about the Wellways campaign Break the Cycle. Break the cycle is a campaign created by Wellways to promote positive health and reduce the rate of suicide. Suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians aged between 15 and 44 years of age and has a devastating impact on families, friends and communities. We talk to Ned about his recent ride around Murrumbidgee and about the amazing work they did for suicide prevention along the way. With world suicide prevention day coming up on September 10th and with lockdowns happening all over Ned and the team have planned some innovative ways for everyone to get involved so tune in to find out more! https://kit.wellways.org/community-good-news-stories/break-the-cycle