August 1, 2022
Varad, joins us to share his personal story of losing a dear friend to suicide and the effect it has had on his life.
Suicide is the leading cause of death for young Australians, aged between 15 and 44. Globally, at least one million people are estimated to die by suicide each year. It's a devastating social issue that leaves behind shattered families, friends and communities. A must listen - to help us raise awareness and attempt to prevent such tragedies.
July 1, 2022
Dr Duane Varan, CEO of MediaScience - a world-leading media research firm - joins us to talk about effective workplace management. What are the challenges faced by workplace managers and how can these challenges be overcome? Dr Duane Varan shares tips on how we can create a work environment that is nurturing, how we can translate a vision into reality, and how can these principles be applied not only to our workplace, but to the various domains of our life.
June 1, 2022
We all want to live a good life, but what does that mean? What does a good life look like? And how can we pave our way towards a good life?
Graham Mabury, a long standing presenter on Radio 6PR and co-founder of LifeLine candidly shares his personal struggles, as well as his insights and experiences on what contributes to living a good life. Graham, a Baptist Minister has devoted his life to advocating for social justice and serving others, receiving numerous accolades for his service to humanity. He, however differentiates a life of "celebrity" from a life of "significance", giving us practical tips and advice on paving our way towards a good life.
May 1, 2022
Parenting is one of the most rewarding, yet challenging responsibilities of our life. Veronica Anderson shares her insights from a program aimed at bringing out the best in our children. A program based on the premise that we all have the capacity to do good in the world. But as parents, how do we ensure that we nurture these qualities in our children, and bring out the best in them and in ourselves?
"Children are the most precious treasure that a community can possess for in them are the promise and guarantee of the future."
"Regard man as a mine rich in gems of inestimable value. Education can, alone, cause it to reveal its treasures, and enable mankind to benefit therefrom."
Family Virtues Guide: Simple Ways to Bring out the Best in Our Children and Ourselves, by Linda Kavelin-Popov
April 1, 2022
Given the ever increasing number of refugees worldwide, we are in much need of an inspiring story. Dr Manya Yazdani shares her story - a story of contributing to the betterment of the world. Dr Yazdani fled Iran due to religious persecution, following the 1979 Revolution and arrived in Australia as a young refugee in 1985. Dr Yazdani explains how she has reconciled her displacement and loss, and what fuelled her motivation to pursue a career as a medical doctor.
March 1, 2022
Luke McPharlin, Australian Football star, talks candidly about the struggles he faced early in his football career. He chose the road less travelled, the road which was difficult, the road not typical for a professional football player of his generation, but was in line with his values. How did following this path help shape both his career, and post-football life? And what is Luke getting up to post-footy?
"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-
I took the one less travelled by,
And that has made all the difference." (Robert Frost, 1915)
February 1, 2022
We've been bringing you Mind and Soul Matters for almost a year now, and we are thrilled and grateful to be with you for another season, to continue in our quest to remove stigma surrounding mental illness, and to foster discussion around mental health and spirituality. Through monthly episodes, our team will bring you conversations with everyday people, who will share their inspiration, experiences and lessons. Our episodes will range from parenting, youth issues, suicide, to discussing mind and soul in the workplace. And so much more. Remember to follow us on the various platforms so that you can keep up to date with new episodes. You can also access episodes via our website – mindandsoulmatters.podbean.com
December 1, 2021
Fiona McDonald, a relationship educator with decades of professional and personal experience in relationships, shares her insights on how we can create healthy relationships within the family. Healthy relationships can be the foundation of good mental health and resilience. Fiona outlines some of the ingredients of such relationships, highlighting what constitutes the foundation of good relationships, how we can strengthen our relationships within our busy lives, simultaneously respecting the rights of the individual and the family, and what we can do if we find our relationship has moved away from our ideal.
November 1, 2021
Rebecca's childhood dream was to be a mum, but the reality was not the fairytale she had envisioned. Bec courageously shares her story of raising 3 children with disabilities - the devastation she has experienced along the way, her struggles with mental health and how she has reached a place of gratitude. Bec's story of struggle, challenges of motherhood and her battle with mental health will inspire you. A story about one person's journey through personal suffering towards empathy and ultimately, serving others who are walking a similar path.
October 1, 2021
Dr Deena Ashoorian, a pharmacist and senior lecturer at the University of Western Australia, explains the role of medication in treating mental illness. Her research has focused on finding better ways to care for mental health consumers, including looking at obstacles faced by patients in taking medication as prescribed and improving medication adherence. Dr Deena Ashoorian explains the concept of 'shared decision making' as a solution to improving medication adherence and we explore the role of trust, compassion, respect and hope.