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Mental Health Matters is community radio show sponsored by Like Minds Taranaki, to help promote mental health, demystify mental illness, and raise awareness of the stigma and discrimination that still effects people who have experience of mental illness.
"We hope by talking about the challenges that people with an experience with mental illness face, as well as some resources that are available, we can improve the mental health of the community."
While Like Minds Taranaki is no longer around as an organisation, the issues talked about in this show are still very relevant today.
These episodes are from the years 2013 - 2015
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Shirley Vickery from Supporting Families, and Dr Robert Millar, researcher into schizophrenia, talk about one of the least understood mental illnesses.
Duration: 00:37:59 | Date: 19 February, 2015
Students from WITT studying for Certificate of Mental Health and Addictions , and Bachelor of Applied Social Science, talk about their placement experiences.
Duration: 00:25:28 | Date: 30 October, 2014
Beth McDonald, the national dementia advisor for Bupa Care Services and Jill Baker, manager of riverside care home and hospital share their knowledge and experience of dementia.
Duration: 00:25:14 | Date: 4 September, 2014
Bronte Jefferies shares her research o children of parents with mental illness and addictions at a public event held at WAVES.
Duration: 00:45:14 | Date: 20 August, 2014
Sandy Cummings from the Taranaki Problem Gambling Foundation talks about their contract review, as well as about the problem that gambling is in some peoples lives.
Duration: 00:25:17 | Date: 3 July, 2014
How to look at our resolutions and turn those idle wishes into a definite plan that will see them achieved so that we can look back at the year with a sense of achievement.
Duration: 00:33:00 | Date: 2 January, 2014
Diane Bellamy talks about the Turn the Living Page event during the mental health awareness week 2013. A human library event which gave people the chance to talk with people about their mental health story.
Duration: 00:30:20 | Date: 3 October, 2013
Fi Perez, chair of the Taranaki Suicide Prevention Coordination Group talks about the organisation and its role in raising suicide awareness.
Duration: 00:30:59 | Date: 1 August, 2013