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There’s never been a more important time to take care of and fully understand mental wellbeing. 
Sir John Kirwan, All Black legend, mental health advocate and Co-founder of Mentemia sits down for intimate conversations with incredible and inspiring leaders from all walks of life.
JK, who has been the face of mental health in New Zealand for over 20 years, gets in-depth with every guest on their own wellbeing stories, what keeps them well, and how they are prioritising and championing wellbeing in their organisations and communities. 
Sure to entertain, inspire and provoke ideas, JK tackles mental wellbeing in the only way he can. Welcome to Open Minded.
Connect with us on social media for weekly content at @getmentemia.
Mentemia podcast disclaimer: The Mentemia 'Open Minded' podcast may contain content that might be objectionable. The views and opinions expressed in the Open Minded podcast episodes are those of the individuals interviewed and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Mentemia. Some episodes are for mature audiences and include language and subject matter that may not be suitable for young listeners. Listener Discretion is advised.


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Open Minded Mentemia Ltd

    • Self-Improvement
    • 5.0 • 50 Ratings

There’s never been a more important time to take care of and fully understand mental wellbeing. 
Sir John Kirwan, All Black legend, mental health advocate and Co-founder of Mentemia sits down for intimate conversations with incredible and inspiring leaders from all walks of life.
JK, who has been the face of mental health in New Zealand for over 20 years, gets in-depth with every guest on their own wellbeing stories, what keeps them well, and how they are prioritising and championing wellbeing in their organisations and communities. 
Sure to entertain, inspire and provoke ideas, JK tackles mental wellbeing in the only way he can. Welcome to Open Minded.
Connect with us on social media for weekly content at @getmentemia.
Mentemia podcast disclaimer: The Mentemia 'Open Minded' podcast may contain content that might be objectionable. The views and opinions expressed in the Open Minded podcast episodes are those of the individuals interviewed and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Mentemia. Some episodes are for mature audiences and include language and subject matter that may not be suitable for young listeners. Listener Discretion is advised.


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    #3. Dr James Muecke | A Vision to Transform Lives

    #3. Dr James Muecke | A Vision to Transform Lives

    Episode 3: Dr James Muecke AM is a really interesting character with a raft of astounding life experiences that he shares with Sir John Kirwan. His commitment to social impact and humanitarian efforts has earned him 2020 Australian of the Year among an array of many other awards. Dr James co-founded a charity called Sight For All, delivering eye health care projects to disadvantaged groups. In this episode of Open Minded, Dr James talks about his time working in Africa and Israel battling diseases, rebel soldiers and wild animals, his full-circle career transformation, his charity and the work he is doing now as well as his experience with anxiety and internet trolls this year. 
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    #2. Shantelle Thompson | Courage and Warrior Spirit

    #2. Shantelle Thompson | Courage and Warrior Spirit

    Episode 2: You won’t want to miss this one! Shantelle Thompson is an Australian Jiu-jitsu 3x World Champion, known as the Barkindji Warrior. In this episode of Open Minded, she gets raw and real about her experiences with mental health. Opening up about how she dug deep and found the courage and strength to take responsibility and help herself first. Shantelle recommends how we can make real, meaningful change in workplaces and in our own lives. This chat is confrontational, moving and absolutely inspiring. 
    This podcast touches on themes of violence, sexual abuse, suicide and mental distress - listener discretion is advised. If you or someone you know is in need of support, please contact Beyond Blue in Australia on 1800 512 348 and for New Zealand, you can free call or text 1737 to talk. These support lines are free, and available 24/7.
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    • 50 min
    #1. Dr Ashley Bloomfield | Leadership During A Pandemic

    #1. Dr Ashley Bloomfield | Leadership During A Pandemic

    Episode 1: Dr. Ashley Bloomfield is the Director General of Health and CEO of the Ministry of Health. In the first episode of Open Minded, Ashley joins JK to chat about all things mental wellbeing. He discusses the toll that the pandemic has taken on him, revealing his moments of self-doubt, how he builds resilience for himself and his people and his tips for leadership in these times. 
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    • 43 min
    Introducing: Open Minded

    Introducing: Open Minded

    Sir John Kirwan sits down for intimate conversations with incredible and inspiring leaders from all walks of life in our new podcast.
    JK, who has been the face of mental health in New Zealand for over 20 years, gets in-depth with every guest on their own wellbeing stories, what keeps them well, and how they are prioritising and championing wellbeing in their organisations and communities. 
    Sure to entertain, inspire and provoke ideas, JK tackles mental wellbeing in the only way he can. Welcome to Open Minded.
    Mentemia podcast disclaimer: The Mentemia 'Open Minded' podcast may contain content that might be objectionable. The views and opinions expressed in the Open Minded podcast episodes on this website are those of the individuals interviewed and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Mentemia. Some episodes are for mature audiences and include language and subject matter that may not be suitable for young listeners. Listener Discretion is advised.


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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
50 Ratings

50 Ratings

Day 1 Swiftie ,

Thanks JK

This podcast deserves nothing less than 5 stars. These conversations are so raw, emotional and open and that's what we need nowadays. JK taps into his own experiences to relate to his guests and deliver a podcast that we can all learn a lot from.

nicklemonster ,

Worth listening to!

Thank you JK & Dr Ashley Bloomfield - this was a wonderful chat - relaxed & inspiring.

Argvxhncfh ,

Great

First time listening to a podcast. Thought it was brilliant, insightful, gave me lots to think about. Two well spoken, interesting individuals having a chat and was really easy to listen to.

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