A podcast sharing stories of lived experience with mental illness

Mental Health Episodes

Real talk with people on mental health and various issues related to it. No fluff, just genuine conversations about the reality of mental illness.
Nov. 24, 2022

Interview with Carly Evans about trauma and being in a relationship w…

Carly Evans AKA Coach Carly, reached out to the podcast to share her story about her multiple experiences with mental health and illness. Carly was in a relationship for years with someone who had undiagnosed Bipolar Disorder...

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Oct. 9, 2022

Interview with Bill Campos - Chief Executive Officer of ICLA and Clin…

This is one of the most important episodes I have recorded! If you have a parent with a severe mental illness or know someone who does, they need to hear this episode which is all about this topic. Bill Campos …

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Oct. 2, 2022

Interview with Michael Donehue about his mental health journey and he…

Michael Donehue is a mental health advocate, clothing brand owner, and the national services manager for ADES Australia, which specialises in delivering education programs Australia-wide. Michael is also an accredited MHFA trainer who shares his story in detail about his …

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Sept. 2, 2022

Interview with Tara Stark about her young carer story and what needs …

Tara Stark is a prominent lawyer, board member of Satellite Foundation, and also a has been a young carer. Tara knows firsthand the challenges of growing up with a parent who has a serious mental illness. In this episode, Tar...

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Aug. 17, 2022

The Reality of Mental Illness, Seclusion and The System from the Insi…

Serena O'Callaghan is a lived experience worker and works in community mental health. Serena also has had her mental health challenges in which she opens up about her experience with the mental health system as an inpatient. ...

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June 21, 2022

Young Carers Special Interview with Little Dreamers Founder, Madelein…

Very special episode with Little Dreamers Founder, Madeleine Buchner OAM speaking to us for a full hour about young carers and what her organisation does in this much-needed area. Maddy grew up caring for her younger brother,...

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May 23, 2022

My Story Part 2 of having a single mother with Bipolar and my Nine Ne…

In this episode, I share Part 2 of my story about growing up with a mother with Bipolar disorder and I also talk about my recent nine news National story about my first lived experience with foster care. I find …

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May 10, 2022

Growing up with a parent who has Delusional Disorder - Interview with…

This episode is all about growing up with a parent who has a serious mental illness and the issues that children face. Lotti O’Dea grew up with a mother who had Delusional Disorder, which is similar to Schizophrenia. She outlines …

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April 9, 2022

Cultural stigma boundaries, lived experience network, PTSD, parenting…

Zoey Ka identifies as an Australian between cultures and is currently working as Project Lead for Finding North Network at the Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia . She is a qualified Change Practitioner and has completed ...

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March 27, 2022

Mental illness and how it has affected the Jim's Group - Interview wi…

Interview with Jim's Group and Jim's Mowing CEO, Jim Penman about all things mental health and how it affects the Jim's Group. Jim also talks about the incident with Jim's that changed his life forever. Thanks for listening a...

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March 20, 2022

Growing up with a Bipolar mother and end of life discussion - Intervi…

Carly Baxter is a digital marketing entrepreneur having developed many websites over the years and now entered the app and app marketing space. Carly has travelled to over 21 countries and lived in Sweden. She grew up with he...

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March 20, 2022

Where have I been? PSP, Palliative Care, Grief, ECT and BiPolar talk …

I have been absent for a few months and in this solo episode, I tell you where I have been and why? I talk about my mother's decline and passing, reasons for it plus some general thoughts about what to …

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Dec. 26, 2021

Interview with Jim's Mowing and Jim's Group founder, Jim Penman on Me…

Interview with Jim's Mowing and Jim's Group founder, Jim Penman about his thoughts on mental illness and why it's important to him. I also tell Jim about my experience with having a single mother with BiPolar disorder and tha...

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Dec. 19, 2021

Helping Children who have a parent with a mental illness? Interview w…

Rose Cuff, is the founder and executive director of Satellite Foundation which is an organisation dedicated to helping young people who have a parent(s) with a mental illness. I talk about Satellite a lot on this show as I kn...

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Nov. 24, 2021

Living with BiPolar and mental health awareness, where do we need to …

Tim Beanland is my first repeat guest and we talk about all things BiPolar, mental health month and potential changes that need to happen in the mental health awareness movement. The best way to support the podcast is to leav...

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