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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.

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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.

    Queer Town: Inclusion and Allyship

    Queer Town: Inclusion and Allyship

    Jasmine McLennan talks to Archie Beetle, founder and director of Queer Town, an Australian-based startup delivering LGBTIQA+ inclusion and allyship training in workplaces throughout Australia and beyond. Archie discusses the mental health challenges that face queer, trans and gender diverse people, his own mental health challenges, the misconceptions people have about the queer community and some common issues in the workplace for the LGBTQIA+ community.  

    Peace Poem by Stephen Hall

    Peace Poem by Stephen Hall

    Poet and artist Stephen Hull has had a interest in the war ever since his grandfather told him stories of what it was like to serve in world war II. Wanting the answer the question 'why do we march for Anzac Day and why do we still remember?' he shares his poem about Gallipoli and the ongoing and devestating effects of war, including the effect on our mental health. 

    Orion Kelly - That Autistic Guy

    Orion Kelly - That Autistic Guy

    Tonight on Brainwaves Suzie Leach will chat to our guest Orion Kelly - That Autistic Guy. Based in Victoria, Orion is proudly autistic, and an author, advocate and actor. He hosts the podcast 'My Friend Autism - and is all about validation and support for Autistic people and their loved ones. Today he will discuss autism, and his work in the media including his own autistic focused YouTube channel.  https://orionkelly.com.au/homehttps://www.youtube.com/c/orionkellyhttps://www.facebook.com/OrionKellyInc/https://twitter.com/orionkelly

    Mental Health Issues for Trans and Gender Diverse People: Feat. Yves Rees

    Mental Health Issues for Trans and Gender Diverse People: Feat. Yves Rees

    Yves Rees, a writer, historian, podcaster and trans advocate talks candidly about the highs and lows of their own trans journey and the challenges that other trans and gender diverse people experience. It is an unfortunate fact that trans and gender diverse people are much more likely to attempt suicide than the general population. Yves explores why this is true and provides some suggestions for tackling trans mental health issues moving forward. 

    My Journey with Mental Health: A Spiritual Crisis Feat. Evan Douglas-Smith

    My Journey with Mental Health: A Spiritual Crisis Feat. Evan Douglas-Smith

     Evan, Brainwaves producer, talks about his journey with mental health, beginning with a spiritual awakening that turned his world upside down. He describes the challenges of medication, stigma, and maintainging relationships whilst going through a mental health crisis and the importance of taking your life back into your own hands.  

    Turning Challenges into Community Support Feat: Leah Turton & Flic Manning

    Turning Challenges into Community Support Feat: Leah Turton & Flic Manning

    ‘My drive is to raise awareness of invisible illness, the need for inclusivity, diversity and equality. My motivation is to inspire others facing an invisible or visible illness or disability,’ says mental health advocate, Leah Turton.Leah is on our radio show Brainwaves today. With host Flic Manning, she will discuss her lived experience of mental health struggles and invisible illnesses. We touch on domestic violence, the importance of educating children and what Leah would do if she had a magic genie to help make the world a more supportive place!Leah can be reached on https://www.my2feet.com.au/ and also on Instagram and Facebook You can contact Flic via: https://flicmanning.com/

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