A podcast sharing stories of lived experience with mental illness

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Jan. 18, 2023

PART 1 - Why have I been gone for so long?

Thanks to everyone for their support of the podcast in 2022! In today's episode, I talk about where I have been and why I have been gone for so long; I hope you can apply some of the themes I …

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Dec. 8, 2022

How to succeed despite a troubled childhood! Interview with tech entr…

Belinda Agnew is a highly successful business owner, tech entrepreneur, and podcast host who shares her story about growing up with a single mother with alcohol addiction. Despite various challenges and leaving school in yea...

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Nov. 28, 2022

Interview with award winning filmmaker Genevieve Bailey about her fil…

Genevieve Bailey’s films have screened in 50 countries, winning over 30 awards to date. With a background in short drama, comedy, and music videos, I AM ELEVEN (2011), her ambitious first feature documentary, was shot in 15 c...

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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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Nov. 17, 2022

Growing up with a mother who has Shizophrenia in the USA? Interview w…

Missy is a listener of the podcast in the USA and reached out via email, so I invited her to share her experience of being raised by a mother with Schizophrenia. Missy, in this interview, provides excellent insights and perso...

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Nov. 13, 2022

Interview with Peter Wasielewski from the UK on beating addiction, me…

Peter Wasielewski reached out to share his story about addiction, his mental health battle, and a different way to view recovery. Peter also uses his lived experience within the criminal justice system in the UK to help other...

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Oct. 27, 2022

What does Kayne West and My Mum have in common?

What do my mum and Kanye West have in common? In today's episode, I talk about some recent comments from Kanye West regarding his Bipolar Disorder and how what affects young carers everywhere is now playing out on a larger …

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Oct. 26, 2022

Come and be a guest on the podcast and share your story to help other…

If you like to be a guest on the podcast, please get in touch with me via https://www.livedexperiencepodcast.com/contact/ Or via a message on my social media accounts. I am looking to share stories that aren't covered that of...

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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. 27, 2022

Mental Health Awarness Needs To Stop? My interview with Jimmy Mitchel…

I was interviewed by Jimmy Mitchell from My Online Guy , and at the end of the episode, we touched on mental health awareness and illness for around 20 mins. In these 20 minutes, I share some information that may …

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Sept. 7, 2022

Emergency episode, R U OK Day, the time for awareness is over? People…

I wanted to record this emergency podcast before R U OK Day, which is today, with my thoughts around it and a perspective from someone who has lived with someone who has had a serious mental illness for many years. …

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Sept. 5, 2022

Interview with the most talented person I have ever met, Emily Unity!

Emily has over 14 years as a lived and living experience professional. They have a diverse portfolio focusing on diverse identities, including LGBTQIA+, multicultural, neurodiversity, and disability. Their work has included m...

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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

Paul Green and why is getting hard help so hard in Australia, persona…

Paul Green was a Rugby League legend who unfortunately chose to end his life recently, which has brought this back in the front of people's minds in Australia. In this episode, I run through some thoughts on why this still …

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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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July 19, 2022

"I swear I never" poodcast interview with Bek Day

I was asked to be a guest on the well-known "I swear I never" podcast , which is about finding yourself in a situation you SWEAR, you never could have predicted? They bring you the extraordinary stories of everyday people …

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July 14, 2022

Hotlines won't help, expensive psychologists, PTSD, grief plus more!

A solo episode where I talk about my interview on the 'I swear I never' podcast, my struggles with grief/PTSD, why hotlines don't help, embracing your passion, and also comment on the recent findings about the news stories re...

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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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May 3, 2022

Melbourne is very flat? Be mad at the illness and not the person, wha…

A mid-week solo episode where I discuss how Melbourne seems to be currently in a depressed state. I also talk about I tactic that is very useful if you have a parent or know someone with a mental illness, it's …

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May 1, 2022

What is Agoraphobia and the effects it has on someones life? Intervie…

What is Agoraphobia and what effect can it have on someone? Jen Thexton reached out to me to come on and share her lived experience with this condition. It's a condition where a lot of people may recognise the name …

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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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