Mind and Soul Matters

Through conversations with everyday people, Mind and Soul Matters aims to broaden our understanding of mental health and spirituality and to deepen our insights into the challenges and meaning of our lives.

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Thursday Jun 01, 2023

Guest host, Kalinz McPharlin, poses questions to a group of children to help us see the world through their eyes. Love, gratitude, friendship, worries and happiness are some of the topics explored. Our in-house clinical psychologist also shares insights on how we can nurture the mental and spiritual health of our children.

Monday May 01, 2023

We all want the best for our children - mentally, physically, socially and spiritually. Dr Jasmine Bell, coordinator of the program for the spiritual education of children in Western Australia, outlines the elements of an education curriculum aimed at bringing out the best in every child, and explores how children, parents and communities can benefit from this program. We also discuss whether a spiritual education program can contribute positively to our children's mental health.
More information about this international program can be found via the Baha'i community website in your country, and in Australia via 

Tuesday Apr 11, 2023

In Part 2 of our Trauma series, Clive Morrison shares his story. Clive, a Noongar elder is a member of the stolen generations. As an Indigenous Australian, Clive was taken from his family as a child based on past government policies and practices. He shares his story of displacement and trauma through poetry and music. A heartfelt episode that must be heard and shared.

Saturday Apr 01, 2023

In Part 1 of our Trauma series, Dr Tarmala Caple, a former police officer and founder of The Wellbeing Psychologist, helps us understand trauma as a wound that has not been healed. In this live forum presentation, Dr Caple explores the different types of trauma, how trauma impacts us, explains why some people recover while others go on to develop psychological and physical problems, and how holistic therapy and support can lead to healing.

Money and Happiness

Wednesday Mar 01, 2023

Wednesday Mar 01, 2023

Collis Taeed, founder of Envato – one of the most successful and profitable Australian start up companies, candidly talks about the impact of mega wealth on his day to day life, relationships, children and happiness. And we explore whether wealth and spirituality are mutually exclusive.

Trailer - Season 3

Wednesday Feb 01, 2023

Wednesday Feb 01, 2023

We are thrilled to be launching our third season, continuing with monthly conversations to enhance our understanding of mental health and wellbeing, with a dash of spirituality! 

Sunday Jan 08, 2023

We have another special episode with Luke McPharlin, a former AFL player, who candidly shares his personal reflections on youth mental health, and reconciling his values with social norms. This special episode is from a live forum organised in collaboration with  Baha'i Blog and Melville Baha’i community to discuss issues around mental health in our society.

Saturday Dec 17, 2022

To wrap up season 2 we have a bonus episode with a practical element on meditation. The origins of meditation come from the teachings of Buddhism and Hinduism. Today, the benefits of meditation, both for our emotional and physical well being are extensively researched and documented. This bonus episode includes a "mindfulness of the breath" exercise which is one type of meditation that can be used almost anywhere and any time. 

Monday Nov 28, 2022

Technology is a significant part of our lives, but how can we parent our children to use it in a wise, safe, fun and useful way? In this special episode we present a live forum with Professor Donna Cross, whose research over the past 30 years has focused on children and adolescents' social and emotional well being. Prof Cross shares ten practical tips on how we can protect our children and enhance their enjoyment and positive interaction with technology.

Sunday Oct 30, 2022

How can young people be empowered to make positive moral choices? How can they contribute meaningfully to their communities? What are the ingredients that help navigate young people through this critical period? Jacob Barron, a graduate with honours in mathematics and physics, shares his personal story and his involvement with a program aimed at answering these important questions and helping empower young people to be positive contributors to their society. Lets find out about the Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program (JYSEP).
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