10 episodes

Sometimes as humans, we have experiences that aren’t shared or understood by others. Often these experiences can feel extreme, scary, unreal or even euphoric. Experiences like psychosis, depression, grief and addiction. Join Lucy and Rachel as they chat with incredible humans who vulnerably share their different perspectives on these ideas.

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Sometimes as humans, we have experiences that aren’t shared or understood by others. Often these experiences can feel extreme, scary, unreal or even euphoric. Experiences like psychosis, depression, grief and addiction. Join Lucy and Rachel as they chat with incredible humans who vulnerably share their different perspectives on these ideas.

    The message of suicide

    The message of suicide

    This is a conversation with Jesse about suicide. Jesse shares his own experiences of suicidality and offers different ways we can have more compassionate conversations about it. We think about suicide as a natural physiological response to distress that contains a message for the individual and those around them. We explore some of the misunderstandings around suicide, the importance of language and allowing people time and space to process and heal.

    • 35 min
    A difficult gift

    A difficult gift

    We sat down to chat with Mary O’Hagan, who’s currently the Executive Director of Lived Experience in the Department of Health in Victoria. Mary shares snippets from her memoir “Madness Made Me” and speaks about how value and meaning can be derived from experiences of madness. We ponder what it could look like if communities looked after each other and created space for people in distress.
     
    Check out Mary’s Book here

    • 44 min
    A search for meaning

    A search for meaning

    Elsa talks us through her new role as the spiritual care lead and some of her hopes for the role. Elsa breaks down and simplifies what the word ‘spirituality’ means, what it can look like in a modern world and why it can be important in the context of mental health and healing.
     
     
    This episode mentions “My Beautiful Psychosis: Making Sense of Madness” by Emma Goude. Check it out here
     
    The definition of spirituality mentioned references the work of Canda, Edward (2008) Spiritual connections in social work: boundary Violations and transcendence. Journal of Religion and spirituality in social work 27. 25-40.

    • 33 min
    Is this really radical?

    Is this really radical?

    Paul helps to bust some myths about common misconceptions in the medical world. Paul speaks about the value of humanizing people’s experience rather than medicalising it and how including people’s loved ones in their care can make a real difference.

    • 31 min
    Is this really radical?

    Is this really radical?

    Paul helps to bust some myths about common misconceptions in the medical world. Paul speaks about the value of humanizing people’s experience rather than medicalising it and how including people’s loved ones in their care can make a real difference.

    • 31 min
    You can sit with us

    You can sit with us

    We chat with Chris about how the experience of bipolar can feel but also how we can learn and grow from it. Chris talks about the importance of inclusion and connection, having a ‘vibe tribe’ and dropping judgement when caring for people who are having a rough time.
     
    This episode mentions “The Road Less Travelled” By M. Scott Peck 

    • 34 min

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