'Take It From Us: Our mental health radio'

Award winning mental health radio, Take It From Us broadcasts every Tuesday at 12.30pm on PlanetFM104.6 and is funded by Framework Trust. Take It From Us has changed its focus recently: empowering mental health is our theme and we are emphasizing hope, recovery, positivity, and therapies such as mindfulness and meditation.

For more than two decades, this mental health show – the longest running radio in New Zealand to delve into “psych stuff” – nails the key issues in mental health, and identifies ambassadors for hope and recovery. A key priority is to drive home just how damaging people’s judgments and prejudices can be. That’s called discrimination, and it’s the biggest barrier to people getting better…seeking housing…finding work…gaining independence, being included in their communities… and getting well and staying well. Hosted by mental health advocate and broadcaster Sheldon Brown, shows are available here on framework.org.nz/take-it-from-us or can be accessed live on PlanetFM104.6, via live streaming on www.planetaudio.org.nz/takeitfromus, or can be downloaded from planetaudio.org.nz. The four most recent shows are available too on the planetaudio website, as are specially selected broadcasts in the archive.


Latest Shows from Take It From Us Radio

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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Taimi Allan talks about diet and nutrition, the health of the mental health system and whether an inquiry is needed

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Our guest uses the ancient wisdoms of yoga, yoga therapy, Ayurveda, nutrition and body therapies to provide treatments for many types of chronic diseases and modern day ills including stress, depression, and anxiety. Yoga therapist Vandana Steadman is committed to using yoga and diet to bring the body and mind back into alignment. Vandana has had her own life threatening health challenges so she knows about the road back to recovery, and the importance of personal responsibility when it comes to both our mental and physical health.

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