In this episode, we unearth the connection between invisible illness and its propensity to result in 50 shades of displacement — from friends, family, work, visibility in public discourse, and the home itself. Join in on our chats with SHOW ME WHERE IT HURTS: LIVING WITH INVISIBLE ILLNESS author Kylie Maslen, and Yfoundations CEO Pam Barker.
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.
In this first episode of ‘It’s A Mind Field!’ presenter, Leon Fernandes, has a conversation with Australia’s premier ‘Psychologically Diverse Citizen’, Fay Jackson, about the discrimination, stigma and self-stigma that PDCs like her experience every day.
Welcome to this 13 episode pilot season of ‘It’s A Mind Field!’ an audio-based multimedia community engagement project for, by and about Australians with lived experience of mental health challenges, launching on 23 July 2021.
We are Caroline Savransky, Chris Jaeger and Leon Fernandes – all experts by experience. Join us as we discuss the issues that matter to us all as we manage our lives through our challenges.