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Minding Your Mind

Minding Your Mind

By James O'Loghlin
Mental health expert Prof Ian Hickie and author & broadcaster James O’Loghlin explore all aspects of mental health; the different types of mental health issues we can experience, their causes, how they affect us, and what we can do to get help and find solutions.
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MYM - Ambition
What makes us want to get to the top? What is ambition?  Where does it come from? What is the right mix between having goals, but not being so focussed on them that we forget to enjoy the ride? If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com. Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue atwww.beyondblue.org.au, Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.auor on 13 11 14 andwww.headspace.org.au. Thanks to Future Generation Global.
41:04
June 20, 2022
MYM - Why Do We Have Kids?
Do we have kids because of a genetically strong instinct? Or because we want to nurture and love? Could it be because we want to feel important? Or even be because we think doing so might help us become better people? If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au . Thanks to Future Generation Global.
43:04
June 13, 2022
MYM - Identity
Finally, the biggest question of all. Who are you? How do we work out our identity? How does it change through life? How does our sense of our who we are affect our mental health? If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au Thanks to Future Generation Global.
39:08
June 06, 2022
MYM - Status
Whenever we talk to someone at work, socially or at home, status is almost always a factor. How is our status determined? Is it all about relative power, or at least our perception of it?  How does our status affect our mental health? If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au Thanks to Future Generation Global
41:22
May 30, 2022
MYM - Bullies
Everyone has experienced a bully at school or in the workplace. How do you deal with bullies? Why do some people bully others? If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au.Thanks to Future Generation Global.
42:33
May 23, 2022
MYM - How Do You Deal With a Crisis?
When bad things happen – a loved one dies, a natural disaster, the end of a relationship - how do we deal with it? Can we learn to cope better? If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au. Thanks to Future Generation Global.
33:03
May 16, 2022
MYM - Free Will
We think we have free will, but do we? When facing with traffic jams, deadlines, or a free weekend, do we behave very predictably? Is will power all it is cracked up to be? If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au. Thanks to Future Generation Global.
39:34
May 09, 2022
MYM - Narcissists
Narcissism involves inflated self-importance, inability to handle criticism, a need for admiration and a disregard for the feelings of others. But aren’t we are all a bit like that sometimes? How do you deal with narcissists? What to do you do if you have some of those tendencies yourself? If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au. Thanks to Future Generation Global.
42:48
May 02, 2022
MYM - Self Esteem
Your self-esteem is what you think of yourself. Do you think you’re a good person, and capable of doing things? Some people have low self-esteem. Others have very high self-esteem. What determines our self-esteem?  How important is it? If our self-esteem is low, how can we raise it? If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspce.org.auThanks to Future Generation Global.
41:00
April 25, 2022
MYM - ADHD
What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder? How is it diagnosed and treated? Do kids sometimes grow out of it? If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au. Thanks to Future Generation Global.
42:54
April 18, 2022
MYM - Social and Separation Anxiety
Who gets nervous walking alone into a party? Many of us are shy and socially anxious. What can we do about it? Kids often have separation anxiety, where they are uncomfortable being separated from parents. How can it be treated? If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au. Thanks to Future Generation Global.
48:44
April 11, 2022
MYM - What Is The Subconscious?
What is your subconscious? What is happening in your mind, apart from the thoughts and feelings you are aware of? When you approach a puddle and your steps automatically adjust so your foot lands exactly at the edge, how does that happen? What is instinct? If you think, ‘I don’t trust that guy?’ but don’t know why, is your subconscious analysing tone of voice, patterns of speech, facial expressions and body language, comparing them with previous experience and concluding there is a high chance that guy isn’t trustworthy? If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au Thanks to Future Generation Global.
35:13
April 04, 2022
MYM - Forgiveness
When someone does you wrong, do you hold a grudge? And sometimes quite enjoy it? Is taking the high road and forgiving wrongdoers better for your mental health? Can forgiveness actually be a pragmatic, even selfish, act that we do because we know it will make us feel better? Can we learn to forgive people, even when we don’t want to?
39:15
March 28, 2022
MYM - Autonomy
Having a degree of autonomy- the ability to have some control over your life and work- continually comes up as an important factor in good mental health. Why is autonomy so important to us? How can we get more of it? If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au. Thanks to Future Generation Global
43:56
March 21, 2022
MYM - The Politics of Mental health
Why do mental services lag so far behind the demand for them? Why is there so much difficulty turning government plans into reality? Federal/State, Labor/ Liberal. How can we fix it all and provide a mental health system that  we all need and deserve? If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au.Thanks to Future Generation Global.
41:22
March 14, 2022
MYM - Eating Disorders
How can our relationship with food become unhealthy? What are the types of eating disorders, and how can each be treated. Ian and James are joined by psychologist, researcher, and director of the Inside Out Institute, Australia’s national institute for research and clinical excellence in eating disorders, Dr Sarah Maguire The “InsideOut Institute Podcast” can be heard at Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/insideout-institute-podcast/id1454173233 Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/insideoutinstitutepodcast Or via their website https://insideoutinstitute.org.au/podcasts If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au. Thanks to Future Generation Global
01:05:53
March 07, 2022
MYM - Understanding The Mental Health System
If you or someone you care about has a mental health problem, what should you do? Let’s get practical. What do you do? Who do you need to see? How can they help you? What does it cost? If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au. Thanks to Future Generation Global
33:03
February 28, 2022
MYM - How Therapy Works
Many try to treat mental illness, or improve their mental health, through therapy or counselling with a psychologist, counsellor or psychiatrist. But how does therapy work. If you are going to get your knee fixed, a surgeon can tell you exactly the process they will go through, and how it will work. Let’s try and do something similar with therapy If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.auThanks to Future Generation Global.
44:45
February 21, 2022
MYM - What Is Love?
What is love? The highest, most blissful state known to humans, or something close to a mental illness? What are the different types of love? Obsessive, possessive, ‘I must have her/him’  love; Infatuation and ‘in love’, which have similarities to certain kinds of mental illness. Why can love become possessive and turn ugly? What about selfless love, where you just want what is best for the other person (as long as it’s also what’s best for you). If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au . Thanks to Future Generation Global
38:51
February 14, 2022
MYM - What Do Psychiatrists Do?
Doctors who specialise in mental health, psychiatrists, are at the top of the tree when it comes to treating those with mental illness. But what can psychiatrists do, that a counsellor or psychologist can’t? When does someone experiencing a mental health issue need to see a psychiatrists, rather than a counsllor If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.auThanks to Future Generation Global
36:57
February 07, 2022
MYM - Long Covid
What is Long Covid, who is most at risk of getting it, and why are we talking about it on a podcast about mental health? If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au. Thanks to Future Generation Global.
40:57
January 31, 2022
MYM - Should We Talk About Death?
Sadly, we’re all going to die. Most of us spend our lives desperately trying to ignore that uncomfortable truth, but is it a good idea to spend some time thinking and talking about death before it gets too close? If so, how do we actually do it? What about those who are dying – do they want to talk about death, or desperately avoid the subject? If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au. Thanks to Future Generation Global.
41:58
January 24, 2022
MYM - Short Term, Medium Term Threats
When threats are right in front of us, whether it be a sabre toothed tiger or Covid, we are usually pretty good at taking action. But what about threats that we know are coming, but which are a little further away, like Climate Change? Why can it seem so hard to get the same type of unified action to deal? Is it the fault of politicians? Or of the three year electoral cycle, that incentivises short term over long term thinking? Or is it that our brains find it difficult to get beyond the immediate physical world that we can see and control?  Most importantly, what can we do about it? If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.auor on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au . Thanks to Future Generation Global.
36:24
January 17, 2022
Minding Your Mind - More Covid Anxiety
In Covid lockdown there were clear rules to follow. Now, things have changed and Governments are urging us to exercise personal responsibility. The onus has now shifted to us to assess risk and make sensible decisions, even though we often lack access to the information we need to do so. How do we assess the risk of getting Covid from getting on a plane or a bus, going to the pub or letting our kids go to the movies? And how do we deal with the anxiety that making those decisions that can bring? If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.auor on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au . Thanks to Future Generation Global
42:04
January 10, 2022
Minding Your Mind - Best of The Year
In 2021 we recorded 49 eps of Minding Your Mind. In this ep, James and Ian run through their favourite topics and guests, and the pieces of information and advice that have stayed with them. If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au. Thanks to Future Generation Global.
34:22
January 03, 2022
Minding Your Mind - Resolutions and Habits
It’s all very well to make resolutions, but how do you stop them dissolving into well intentioned nothingness? How do we turn worthy objectives into repeatable actions? How do you make something that is difficult but good for you, like exercise, a habit? If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au. Thanks to Future Generation Global
37:23
December 27, 2021
MYM - The 7 Secrets To Happiness
We examine Irish psychiatrist Anthony Clare’s 7 secrets of happiness. What are they? What did he miss? If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au Thanks to Future Generation Global
46:08
December 21, 2021
MYM Physical Problems that Occur With Mental Illness
What is the relationship between mental and physical health? What sort of physical health issues are those with mental illness more likely to experience? What implications does this have for the way we treatm both physical and mental health? If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au.Thanks to Future Generation Global.
33:13
December 13, 2021
Minding Your Mind - Addiction
When does something you enjoy - alcohol, drugs, online porn,  shopping, your phone -  become an addiction? Are some more prone to addiction than others? What are the most successful ways to break addictions? If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au.Thanks to Future Generation Global.
41:15
December 10, 2021
Minding Your Mind - Family Dynamics 2 The Christmas Special
Christmas is supposed to be this perfect family day, but what if it’s not? What if every year the same sniping, arguments and resentments re-surface until it ends in drunken tears? Is Christmas compulsory, or is it sometimes wiser to duck it? If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au. Thanks to Future Generation Global.
37:16
December 06, 2021
Minding Your Mind - Family Dynamics
How do parents, children, siblings and partners influence each other’s mental health? How do families patterns of behaviour continue to influence us as we grow older? If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au. Thanks to Future Generation Global.
44:46
December 03, 2021
Minding Your Mind - New Mental Health Treatments
Ketamine has been used as horse tranquiliser but it might also be able to help treat mental illness. We discuss it, and other novel mental health treatments. Do they work? If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.com . Thanks to Future Generation Global
33:39
November 29, 2021
Minding Your Mind - Worldwide Attitudes to Mental Health With Miranda Wolpert
Over the last 20 years, a lot has been done around the world to raise awareness of mental health. Miranda Wolpert, Director of Mental Health at the UK’s Wellcome foundation, joins us to discuss the results of a worldwide survey of attitudes toward mental health, and the future of research and treatment. If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au. Thanks to Future Generation Global.
36:47
November 26, 2021
Minding Your Mind - Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia might be the most difficult to understand mental illness. Why do some people hear voices? How do you treat schitzophrenia? If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au. Thanks to Future Generation Global
41:24
November 22, 2021
Minding Your Mind - Mental Health and Creativity with NEIL COLE
Some great thinkers, writers and painters have experienced mental illness, but so have plumbers, accountants and school teachers. Is there a link between creativity and mental illness? If so, then when you treat the mental illness, is creativity lost? If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au. Thanks to Future Generation Global
36:56
November 19, 2021
Minding Your Mind - Technology
Our reliance on technology - phones, screens, apps – is often seen as detrimental to mental health, but there are innovative ways new technology can help us diagnose and treat mental illness, and improve our mental health. If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au. Thanks to Future Generation Global
32:57
November 15, 2021
Minding Your Mind - Insomnia
If you can’t get to sleep and don’t get enough sleep, it can affect your mood and your mental health. Why does insomnia happen and what do you do about it? If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au. Thanks to Future Generation Global.
45:19
November 12, 2021
Minding Your Mind - The Brain From Birth to Old Age
How does your brain change from when you are born until, let’s be optimistic, you reach 100? Is it like a bell curve? Does it start out not being able to do much at all, then increase its’ capacity through childhood, coast along in adulthood until it starts to slow down? Or is it not like that at all? Do different parts of your brain – the rational, the emotional, risk-assessment etc – evolve at different speeds? If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au. Thanks to Future Generation Global.
40:33
November 08, 2021
Minding Your Mind - Mental Health and Humour with Greig Pickhaver
Is exercising your sense of humour good for your mental health? Greig Pickhaver, aka HG Nelson of Roy and HG, This Sporting Life and Bludging on the Blindside fame, joins us to discuss the links between humour and good mental health, how to exercise your sense of humour if you think you’re just not a funny person, and the line between ‘just joking’ and picking on someone If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au. Thanks to Future Generation Global
49:25
November 05, 2021
Minding Your Mind - Hypochondria
At what point does being vigilant about your health become over-anxious hypochondria? Why does it happen? How do you treat hypochondria? If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au. Thanks to Future Generation Global
36:56
November 01, 2021
Minding Your Mind - Rick Morton and Trauma
If you experience trauma in childhood, how likely is it to be a cause of later mental illness? To what extent do traumatic experiences become embedded within a person, and become almost a part of you? How do you work out how past evets are affecting you? If you do work it out, what do you do about it? investigative journalist Rick Morton, author of One Hundred Years of Dirt, and My Year of Living Vulnerably discusses his attempts to discover how his traumatic experiences growing up in rural Qld affected him, and how to he could escape their shadow If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au. Thanks to Future Generation Global.
44:50
October 29, 2021
Minding Your Mind - Trauma and Memories
What is trauma? If something traumatic happens to you as a child or an adult, how does your mind and memory process it? How can that trauma affect us, even years later? What can we do to deal with those affects? If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au. Thanks to Future Generation Global
39:20
October 25, 2021
Minding Your Mind - The yips
Professional golfers sometimes forget how to putt. They’ve spent years putting thousands of balls, then suddenly they can’t do it anymore. It’s called ‘The Yips’ and a similar thing can afflict gymnasts, baseball players and tennis players. What is ‘The Yips’? How can you forget an action that you have practiced for years? Is it about anxiety, or something else? How do you cure ‘The Yips’? If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au. Thanks to Future Generation Global.
38:44
October 22, 2021
Minding Your Mind - Ross Gittins and Mental Wealth
COVID prompted discussion about how we reconcile economic priorities with our collective mental health and wellbeing. Why can’t we have both? Should we broaden our focus past economic growth and the simplistic notion that ‘the economy comes first’ to include the ‘mental wealth’ of our nation. What would that even mean? How would it help? How would you measure it?  SMH Economics Editor Ross Gittins joins us to discuss. If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au. Thanks to Future Generation Global
40:13
October 18, 2021
Minding Your Mind - Bipolar
What is bi-polar disorder. How does it manifest? Why does it happen? What do you about it? If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au. Thanks to Future Generation Global.
30:14
October 15, 2021
Minding Your Mind - OCD
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or OCD, is having repetitive, intrusive thoughts, or feeling the need to repeat routines, like washing your hands, counting, or checking doors are locked. Many of us have habits and routines, but some find they take over their life. How do you know when patterns and routines become an issue you should deal with? Why does OCD happen? How do you treat it? If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au. Thanks to Future Generation Global.
45:22
October 11, 2021
Minding Your Mind - Malcolm Turnbull and Vulnerability
Former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull talks openly about experiencing depression following his loss of the Liberal leadership in 2009, and what he learnt from that experience about himself. Afterwards, knowing he had a vulnerability to depression, he explains how he managed it. If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au. Thanks to Future Generation Global
46:21
October 08, 2021
Minding Your Mind - How Do We Change?
Sometimes we realise we’re not perfect. It’s very confronting. If you want to change something about yourself – become less irritable, or more assertive, stop losing your temper, worry less – how do you do it? Are our character traits hard-wired, or can we change our brains and improve ourselves? If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au. Thanks to Future Generation Global
45:01
October 04, 2021
Minding Your Mind - What Can We Learn About Mental Health From Athletes?
High profile athletes look like they’re living the dream, but they are often under tremendous psychological pressures. They might have support from psychologists etc, but does that actually help? What can we learn from high profile sportspeople about what psychological strategies work, and which don’t? If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au. Thanks to Future Generation Global.
40:11
October 01, 2021
Minding Your Mind - Burnout
What is ‘burnout’? A temporary loss of motivation and energy at work that can be fixed by a week at the beach? Or an indicator of mental exhaustion and a sign a person might be psychologically unwell? If you experience ‘burnout’, what should you do? If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.com . Thanks to Future Generation Global.
40:10
September 27, 2021
Minding Your Mind - Mental Health In Schools With Mark Scott
As kids grow up, the two places they learn most about mental health and wellbeing, are at home and at school. What role do educational institutions - childcare, school, tertiary education – play in teaching children and young adults about mental health? How do they do it? Should they be doing more? What is the right balance between challenging students to help them build skills and confidence, and creating a pressure filled environment that can contribute to anxiety and mental illness? Former ABC boss and NSW Dept of Education head, now Vice Chancellor of USyd, Mark Scott joins us to discuss If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.com . Thanks to Future Generation Global.
43:53
September 24, 2021
Minding Your Mind - What Runs In Families And What Doesn't?
What runs in families and what doesn’t? We inherit eye colour and height, but can our parents also pass on an anxious temperament? What about optimism? A quick temper? Shyness? Ambition? A vulnerability to depression?  We discuss what we inherit, and what we don’t. If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.com . Thanks to Future Generation Global
36:25
September 20, 2021
Minding Your Mind - Risk Taking For Children - Daisy Turnbull
As children grow up, how do they learn to assess risk and make good decisions? How do parents help kids learn to weigh up risks, when usually their instinct is to protect the little darlings. At what age should you let your kid walk to the shops alone? Where is the sweet spot between ‘helicopter parenting’ and going ‘free range’? Daisy Turnbull, author of 50 risks to take with your kids, joins us. If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.com . Thanks to Future Generation Global.
41:25
September 17, 2021
Minding Your Mind - Childhood Anxiety
Anxiety is the most common mental health problem in children. Children can feel anxious about meeting new people, entering new situations, being alone, school marks, dogs, and more. Being a bit anxious about danger keeps kids safe, but too much anxiety can feel horrible, and stop kids from socialising and experiencing new things. What can parents do to help an anxious child? If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.com . Thanks to Future Generation Global.
42:02
September 13, 2021
Minding Your Mind - Preventing Suicidal Behaviour – What Can We Do?
When someone tries to take their own life, it’s common for family, friends and workmates to think, ‘What did I miss?’ What are the signs someone is considering suicide? What can you do if you notice them? If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.com . Thanks to Future Generation Global.
30:41
September 09, 2021
Minding Your Mind - Which ‘Self Help’ Really Helps?
The term ‘Self Help’ is a promise; ‘If you do this activity, you will feel better’. But which Self Help practices actually help? We assess common self-help practices, from yoga to reading, exercise to socialising, meditation to ‘purposeful activity’ and assess the benefits of each. If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.com . Thanks to Future Generation Global.
40:36
September 06, 2021
Minding Your Mind - Does Emotion Or Thinking Drive Our Brain?
Are we humans primarily rational or emotional? Are our decisions driven by carefully worked out thoughts? Or are we bundles of emotion, driven by feelings? When you make a big decision, do you work out the pros and cons in a rational way? Or, deep down, are feelings – fear and hope especially – in the driver’s seat? How much does the balance between making emotion and thought based decisions vary between people? If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.com . Thanks to Future Generation Global.
34:55
September 03, 2021
Minding Your Mind - Hope And Despair
Despair and Hope. Opposite sides of the same coin. What is despair? Is it normal and natural, or a sign of poor mental health and something that should be ‘cured’? Can despair be appropriate and even, sometimes, useful?  What about hope? Is it a bright shiny jewel that helps us through tough times, or dreamy escapism? Does hope that things will improve sustain us in the tough times, or is it just a way of avoiding reality ? If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au. Thanks to Future Generation Global.
31:47
August 30, 2021
Minding Your Mind - One Person’s Experience of the Mental Health System From Both Outside And In
Sam Hockey’s first experience of the mental health system was as a young person seeking help. Now he works within the mental health system. We hear how Sam’s experience as a patient has shaped his work, and his views on how to improve mental health and it’s treatment. You can listen to the Facing It podcast co-hosted by Sam and Haley Venables here. If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au. Thanks to Future Generation Global.
45:01
August 27, 2021
Minding Your Mind - Trust
Who do you trust, and why? With COVID, our trust is being tested. What level of trust do families, communities, workplaces and societies need to operate effectively? Why can trust break down? What happens when it does? How do you build it back up again? If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au. Thanks to Future Generation Global.
40:25
August 23, 2021
Minding Your Mind - Religion, Spirituality and Mental Health with Geraldine Doogue
What is the difference between religion and spirituality? What influence does each have on our mental health? The ABC’s Geraldine Doogue joins us to examine what ‘spirituality’ can mean, and  whether feeling connected to something  bigger that yourself is good for your mental health. Geraldine mentions two books in the podcast, The Politics of Hope by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and Intimacy and Solitude by Stephanie Dowrick. Both are readily available online through your preferred search engine. Geraldine also co-hosts the popular podcast Long Distance Call with her daughter Eliza Harvey. If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au. Thanks to Future Generation Global.
45:06
August 20, 2021
Minding Your Mind - Anger!!!
Is anger useful? Where does it come from? Why is it so hard to control? When we lose our temper, why do we so often regret it? Sure, anger helped us punch out sabre-tooths, but how useful is it the 21st century? If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au. Thanks to Future Generation Global.
42:11
August 17, 2021
Minding Your Mind - Improving Access to Care For Young People
What challenges do people, especially young people and women, face when they present for mental health care?  Psychiatrist Dr Liz Scott joins us to discuss the ways in which people’s experience of mental health services can be less than ideal, and what we can do to improve them. Dr Liz Scott is a psychiatrist and an Associate Professor and Principal Research Fellow at the Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au. Thanks to Future Generation Global.
42:36
August 13, 2021
Minding Your Mind - How improving physical health can improve mental health
In the old days we viewed the body and the mind as two very separate things. Not any more. The Health Report and Coronacast presenter Dr Norman Swan joins us to discuss how taking care of your physical health can also improve your mental health. We discuss, diet, exercise, alcohol, sleep, chronic pain and more. Dr Norman Swan’s new book is  So You Think You Know What’s Good For You? The Ultimate Health Guide If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au. Thanks to Future Generation Global
37:28
August 10, 2021
Minding Your Mind - Corporate Australia and Mental Health
What progress have employers made in taking better care of the mental health of their people? Samantha Mostyn AO, a corporate and not-for-profit leader and one of Australia’s’ first mental health commissioners, joins us. In the age of COVID when work, employment and education have been disrupted, what more can be done by business, and the non-government sector to improve mental health. If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au. Thanks to Future Generation Global
49:01
August 06, 2021
Minding Your Mind - Risk
This is the Astra Zeneca ep. It’s about how we calculate risk and make decisions. Is our assessment of risk governed by our rational mind, or by our emotions? Do we overestimate the risk of doing something (e.g. taking a vaccine) and underestimate the risk of not doing something (e.g. not taking a vaccine). When we face tiny risks like a 1 in a million chance, are the numbers so big we can’t compute them? And if we aren’t being completely rational in the way we assess risk, how can we get better at it? If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au. Thanks to Future Generation Global.
33:33
August 03, 2021
Minding Your Mind - Anxiety
Anxiety can be important and useful in helping us to be aware of, and react to, threats, study for exams and prepare for job interviews. But why does worry sometimes get out of control? When does anxiety become a mental health issue? And when it does, how do we get an over-anxious mind under control? If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au. Thanks to Future Generation Global.
38:46
July 30, 2021
Minding Your Mind - The Importance of social connection in Indigenous culture
In ep 5 we discussed the importance of social connection, and whether modern psychology and wellbeing focusses too much on the individual and not enough on the group. In this ep Professor Jaky Troy, Director of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research, at USYD joins to us to explore how indigenous Australian culture takes more of a group orientated approach to mental health and wellbeing, and some of the benefits of doing so. If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au. Thanks to Future Generation Global.
39:53
July 27, 2021
Minding Your Mind - The Importance of Social Connection
Modern psychology focusses mainly on what you, the individual, can do to improve your mental health, but are we missing something? Humans are social animals, so shouldn’t we also focus on what we can do to improve the collective mental health of the various groups we belong to – our family group, friend group, workplace and community.  How do we go about doing that? If you have any questions or comments email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au. Thanks to Future Generation Global.
36:43
July 20, 2021
Minding Your Mind: Lockdown and Mental Health
Ian and James discuss lockdown. Being in a Covid lockdown isn’t fun, but until enough of us get vaccinated, they are a fact of life. In lockdown you might feel bored, worried, stressed, uncertain about the future and financially anxious. And day two could be worse. What can you do to take care of your mental health during lockdown? If you have any questions or comments about depression, or other areas of mental health, email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au. Thanks to Future Generation Global. Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
40:13
July 13, 2021
Minding Your Mind - Body Clocks: What Are They and Why Do They matter?
Ian and James discuss body clocks. What are they? How do they work? And how can understanding our own body clock help you control anxiety and depression? If you have any questions or comments about depression, or other areas of mental health, email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au. Thanks to Future Generation Global Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
32:54
July 06, 2021
Minding Your Mind - Mental Illness in Young People and the Benefits of Early Intervention
Ian and James discuss Early Intervention. What is it? How effective is early intervention in diagnosing and treating mental illness, especially in young people? What are the signs that a young person might have a mental health condition? If you have any questions or comments about depression, or other areas of mental health, email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Let them know any other topics you’d like them to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au. Thanks to Future Generation Global. Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
37:35
June 29, 2021
Minding Your Mind - What Is Depression?
In this episode, Ian and James discuss depression. What is it? How do you know you‘re depressed? Everyone feels sad sometimes, but what are the signs that you, or someone you know, might need some help? How do you treat depression? What works? And what doesn’t? If you have any questions or comments about depression, or other areas of mental health, email Ian and James at mindingyourmind2@gmail.com . Feel free to let us know any other topics you’d like us to cover. To find out more about depression and support services you can contact Head to Health at www.headtohealth.gov.au  Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au , Lifeline at www.lifeline.org.au or on 13 11 14 and www.headspace.org.au. Thanks to Future Generation Global. Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
43:52
June 24, 2021