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Having a voice in mental health, extreme misogyny under the spotlight, and a vagabond turned workplace consultant
In the wake of Victoria's Royal Commission how do we ensure a voice for consumers in our mental health systems? Revealing disturbing levels of misogyny online, and a self described tattooed vagabond who now has the ear of some of our biggest companies and public service departments.
Antipsychotics in aged care, The Good Divorce and the 530 club
Following the Royal Commission's report recommendations about the overuse of antipsychotics in aged care, a geriatrician and a psychiatrist tell us about alternatives to drugs. Plus the first in our series about how to have a good divorce examines the challenges of breaking up during a pandemic, and young people get up to watch the sunrise together in The 530 Club.
The housing bubble, Ned Kelly's sister and tackling childhood obesity
Why are house prices on the rise in the midst of a pandemic? Who was Ned Kelly's sister? And, could some innovative thinking help tackle childhood obesity?
How to build a better aged care system
The Royal Commission into Aged Care heard damning evidence of woeful inadequacies in the system designed to look after our older Australians. As we get ready to read the fine detail of the report, already tabled with the Federal Government, we hear about the changes you think are necessary to make aged care homes safe and dignified places to live.
The cost of childcare, market gardening after bushfires, cross-cultural style
Could cheaper childcare help the COVID-19 recovery, community led market gardening after natural disasters, and how to have conversations about cultural styles.
Teaching consent, Liz's reptilian confession, making adult friends
Is it time to look more closely at how consent is taught, both at home and in schools? Liz reveals a childhood guilt she's been carrying most of her life, and making friends and rekindling relationships when you're in middle age.