Seeking help for the first time in a crisis

The coronavirus pandemic has turned our lives upside down and many people are seeking help for their mental health for the first time. So where do you start? I 30 min 8 sec listen

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If you’ve noticed a change in your mental well-being over the past few weeks you’re not alone. As the effects of the pandemic and the conditions of isolation begin to take hold, many Australians are searching for support for the first time in their lives. If you choose to ask for help, how do you take the first steps. Follow the personal experiences of everyday people and advice from leading specialists in ‘Seeking help for the first time in a crisis’.

More Information

Black Dog Institute’s survey on mental health during COVID-19 pandemic https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/research-studies/mental-health-and-coronavirus-study/

Beyond Blue new services https://www.beyondblue.org.au/media/media-releases/media-releases/new-dedicated-service-to-support-australia-s-mental-health-through-covid-19

Guests

Eloise Interviewee

Kelly Hoad Telephone counsellor

Georgie Harman CEO Beyond Blue

Assoc Prof Jill Newby Clinical Psychologist, Black Dog Institute

Tony FitzgeralsVirtual Services Manager

Kids Helpline

All in the Mind

Lynne Malcolm produces & presents the podcast series via, Australian Broadcasting Corporation Radio

All in the Mind is RN’s exploration of all things mental—a program about the mind, brain and behaviour, and the endlessly fascinating interactions between them. From dreaming to depression, memory to imagination, psychotherapy to psychopathy, emotion to obsession, All in the Mind explores the human condition through the mind’s eye. While many aspects of our minds remain seductively mysterious, new light is being shed on the way we think and the way we relate to each other all the time. All in the Mind brings together a diverse range of ideas and human experiences through the voices of great thinkers and powerful personal stories.

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