Why transgender and gender diverse inclusion matters with Tara Laursen
Get Real: Talking mental health & disability
by The team at ermha365 & Tara Laursen
3w ago
This is a special episode in recognition of International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) which happens every year on March 31. This day is for learning more about and celebrating the lives and achievements of transgender people.  Our theme for this episode is inclusion for transgender and gender diverse people and why it matters.  And what does meaningful inclusion really look like when it comes to things like community participation, health services, human rights and policy development, to name just a few.  Our guest for this episode is Tara Laursen who is ermha365’s Chie ..read more
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Autism, connection and relationships with Jodi Rodgers
Get Real: Talking mental health & disability
by The team at ermha365 / Jodi Rodgers
1M ago
Our first guest for 2024 is Jodi Rodgers. Jodi is a sexologist, counsellor and special education teacher and has a Masters in Sexual Health. For Jodi, connection, intimacy and relationships are a basic human right and this drives her work, in particular with autistic people to support developing their social skills and understanding their emotions. Jodi’s appeared on the series Love on the Spectrum Australia, working with some of the show’s participants. Her new book, Unique: What autism can teach us about difference, connection and belonging has just been released and draws on her 30 years’ o ..read more
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Self care, mental health and parenting a neurodivergent child with Donna Markham OAM
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by The team at ermha365 / Donna Markham
4M ago
This is our final episode for 2023, and we thought it would be timely to talk about self-care, especially during Christmas and the New Year period with, as always, a focus on mental health.  Donna Markham is our guest. Donna is a qualified occupational therapist, an adjunct Associate Professor at Monash University and also a member of our ermha365 board, and chairing the Practice Governance, Quality and Safety Committee. Donna is Victoria’s former Chief Allied Health Officer and is now focused on entrepreneurship, using her allied health leadership experience to coach professional women ..read more
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Call us, definitely: crisis support with Lifeline Direct's Dr Jakqui Barnfield
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by The team at ermha365 / Dr Jakqui Barnfield
4M ago
Our guest for this episode is Dr. Jakqui Barnfield,  Lifeline Direct's Executive Director of Service Delivery. Jakqui is a registered nurse with a passion for mental health and suicide prevention. She tells us about the power of reaching out to Lifeline Australia's services and that you are not alone. Helplines: Lifeline on 13 11 1413 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples) MensLine Australia 1300 78 99 78 Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467 Free nationwide service providing 24/7 phone and online counselling to people affected by suicid ..read more
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Family Violence: When fathers kill their children - with journalist and author Megan Norris
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by The team at ermha365
5M ago
Our special guest, veteran court reporter and author, Megan Norris talks about her book 'Look What You Made Me Do' which examines revenge killings by estranged fathers during marital breakdowns. This episode of Get Real comes with a strong content warning. Topics discussed include family violence, suicide and the murders of children. Listener. Discretion is advised. Domestic Violence and Family Court Lawyer Kathleen Simpson, who was named the Queensland Solicitor of the Year in 2022 said Megan's book is "A must read for all domestic and family violence professionals, DFV frontline worker ..read more
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Refugee mental health and settling into Australia with Abuzar Mazoori
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by The team at ermha365 & Abuzar Mazoori
6M ago
Our guest for this episode is Abuzar Mazoori, who came to Australia from Afghanisatan as a refugee in 2017. Abuzar, who has a law degree and worked as an advocate for human rights in Afghanistan, currently works for Foundation House in Melbourne. Foundation House is a specialist refugee trauma agency supporting survivors of torture and other traumatic events. Abuzar speaks with us about his experience coming to Australia, starting a new life and the challenges that refugees face in their new home. MORE INFO: Foundation House - The Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture Refugee Council ..read more
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Miscarriage and mental health with Hard to Bear author Isabelle Oderberg
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by The team at ermha365 & Isabelle Oderberg
7M ago
Our guest for this episode is Isabelle Oderberg. Isabelle is a Melbourne-based journalist and author who  joins Get Real to talk about her book Hard to Bear: Investigating the science and silence of miscarriage. It’s an in-depth investigation about miscarriage – the world’s most common pregnancy complication and she brings her own living experience, as well as that of many others to this book. MORE INFO: Early Pregnancy Loss Coalition - https://eplc.au Unrecognised and underestimated: the fight to get Australian women proper care after miscarriages (The Guardian, 9 August 2023) Understa ..read more
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Get Real Quick Takes: Establishing supportive recovery-oriented relationships
Get Real: Talking mental health & disability
by The team at ermha365
8M ago
How can a support worker establish a supportive relationship in recovery-oriented practice? In the world of mental health, there's no one-size-fits-all approach.  This conversation offers versatile strategies and insights to understand how to interact with clients for build supportive relationships. In this episode we discuss: Strategies to aid the establishment of a supportive relationship  What do you need to know about your clients? Techniques for fostering a supportive relationship  Treating people as individuals  Tips for new workers  Framework for Recovery-orien ..read more
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The Homelessness Crisis in Melbourne's South East: ermha365 Pathways team
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by The team at ermha365
8M ago
This is an episode recorded during Homelessness Week 2023, live from Harmony Square Dandenong in Melbourne's south east at an event on 8 August co-hosted by Wayss and City of Greater Dandenong. We speak with ermha365's Rosie Taylor, Practice Leader for Pathways and Dannie O'Leary, Mental Health Support Facilitator, Pathways. Rosie and Dannie work with people experiencing homelessness in Melbourne's south east who are referred to Pathways from Monash Health and Councils and assist clients with support. For more information on ermha365's Pathways program: https://www.ermha.org/community-conne ..read more
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The Impact of Stalking on Victim-Survivors with Nicole Madigan
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by The team at ermha365
9M ago
Our guest for this episode is Nicole Madigan. Nicole is a writer, author and investigative journalist. Nicole has written her first non-fiction book called Obsession, which is an investigation into stalking and the psychology behind stalking behaviours and the impact on victim-survivors. Nicole was stalked for over three years. The relentless and debilitating experience wreaked havoc in her personal and professional life, leaving her trapped in a constant state of fear and anxiety. ermha365 provides mental health and disability support for people in Victoria and the Northern Territory ..read more
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