6 episodes

Isn't it about time we stopped stigmatising mental health? In this podcast, we speak to those who have experienced mental illness first hand, to try and open up a wider conversation about the issue.

Spinning The Yarn Frances Magiera

    • Health & Fitness

Isn't it about time we stopped stigmatising mental health? In this podcast, we speak to those who have experienced mental illness first hand, to try and open up a wider conversation about the issue.

    Bipolar: Gaelyn's Story

    Bipolar: Gaelyn's Story

    *TRIGGER WARNING*: This episode mentions self harm and suicide. Please take care of your own mental health before, during and after listening. Lifeline 13 11 14 | Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636 | Black Dog Institute 9382 4530.

    In this episode, Fran chats with Gaelyn on what living with bipolar disorder as a young person is like.

    • 53 min
    Suicide: Emilie's Story

    Suicide: Emilie's Story

    *TRIGGER WARNING*: This episode discusses suicide at length. Please take care of your own mental health before, during and after listening. AUS: Emergency 000 | Lifeline 13 11 14 | Mental Health Crisis Hotline 1800 309 160 | Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636.

    • 39 min
    A Trans Experience: Cassius' Story

    A Trans Experience: Cassius' Story

    In this episode, Fran speaks to Cassius about their experience coming out as a transgender, non-binary individual in conservative Singapore, and the mental health challenges faced along the way. This episode was recorded on Gadigal land, and all opinions expressed were done so at free will.

    • 47 min
    Depression: Lachie's Story

    Depression: Lachie's Story

    In this episode, we talk about male mental health and how a conversation can change a life.

    • 10 min
    Disordered Eating: Bianca's Story

    Disordered Eating: Bianca's Story

    In this episode, Fran speaks to Bianca about her battle with anorexia nervosa and bulimia.

    • 29 min
    Anxiety: Ari's Story

    Anxiety: Ari's Story

    In this episode, Fran speaks to Ari about her experience with anxiety.

    • 13 min

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