Past Shows

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In this broadcast, we take a look at wellbeing support groups run by Raeburn House, an organisation with a vision to connect people and build communities. Some of these courses focus on addressing anxiety and are offered to parents of anxious teens and tweens, and others experiencing anxiety. In this  interview, counsellor Julie Walker describes a ‘tsunami of anxiety” in society and hints at why anxiety is running hot.

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Sue Ricketts, the retiring general manager of Mental Health Advocacy and Peer Support – MHAPS for short –talks about a tough few years for Christchurch and Canterbury, and addresses  the challenges for Cantabrians since the earthquakes, and the impact on their mental health?

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Berni McBride and Jane Galea-Singer, two project co-ordinators at Smokefree for mental health and addiction clients, promote a kickbutt message to smokers in this interview. Smoking has been an issue for users of mental health and addiction services for years, and some of that addiction was probably generated by the services themselves. Cigarettes were used as a vehicle to encourage good behaviour and co-operation in psychiatric hospitals and rehabilitation services in the past.

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We talk to Glenda Schnell, executive director of the 24 hour telephone counselling service Lifeline, which had to be rescued itself at the end of last year after contract negotiations which didn’t favour the organisation.  Lifeline is now partnered with Presbyterian Support Northern so let’s here how the merger is benefiting Lifeline and sustaining its critical telephone services for Kiwis going through tough times.

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We talk to a mental health consumer who has spent more than a decade looking out for the welfare of others with experience of mental health, and representing their interests. Gary Sutcliffe, who retired earlier this year (2017) after 13 years working in mental health, has held a diverse range of roles from management to promoting mental and physical wellness.

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