S1 E2: Youth

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In this episode of It’s a Mind Field! We’re focusing on youth and some of the challenges that young people have faced in the past and still deal with today.

Our expert interview is with 2010’s Australian of the Year, Professor Pat McGorry. Pat is a psychiatrist known world-wide for his development of early intervention and youth mental health services and for mental health innovation, advocacy, and reform. Leon speaks to him about the difficulties navigated by young people and mental illness, as well as some of the wins we’ve seen today.

Caz convenes Club Mind with Bree, Jarod and John, a trio with lived experience of mental illness commenting on Pat’s interview and reflecting on how mental health struggles affected their own lives.

Samuel Leighton-Dore is a writer, screenwriter, director and visual artist based on the Gold Coast, where he lives with his production designer husband and two cats. Chris speak with him about changing his relationship with alcohol, and the unique efforts it presents.

You can visit Samuel’s website here:

This podcast includes discussion around topics such as depression, stigma and suicide. We acknowledge that this content may be difficult. We also encourage you to care for your safety and well-being.

You can call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or access the Suicide Callback Service on www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au or 1300 659 467

Season 2

In Season 2, over 13 episodes, we'll more closely explore topics from the perspective of those with lived experience. We'd love you to join us for these fascinating insights into the wide variety of mental challenges, so that we can learn more about ourselves and those around us.

Hugs! Chris, Leon and Hannah





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