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Season 2 Talking Mental Health ... with selectability

Welcome to the second season of our podcast  Talking Mental Health ... with selectability

Well Man App & Men's Life Promotion Survival Handbook

This time on Talking Mental Health...with selectability we catch up with Grant Westthorp, Well Man Coordinator from selectability Cairns Mental Health Hub to chat about the Well Man app and the new Men's Life Promotion Survival Handbook.

Celebrating 5 years as selectability!

This podcast celebrates five years as selectability – an organisation formed in March 2017 when Supported Options in Lifestyle Access Services (better known as SOLAS) and Mental Illness Fellowship of North Queensland (or MIFNQ) merged. Across five short podcasts we’ll hear from five people close to the organisation and learn how, from humble beginnings and a combined 52 years of service delivery, selectability has grown to become the strong and innovative industry leader it is today. 

Season 1 Talking Mental Health ... with selectability

Caring for Carers

In this edition of Talking Mental Health … with selectability you’ll hear first-hand experiences of two carers and selectability’s Carer Coordinator, who helps connect carers to the support they need to continue in their roles. 

After listening to this podcast you can find more information by visting Carers.

Real Mates Talk

This time on Talking Mental Health we catch up with the team from the Whitsunday, Isaac and Mackay Suicide Prevention Community Action Planning Group to chat about the Real Mates Talk campaign that aims to reduce male suicide rates across the region. Around three-quarters of the people who die by suicide in the Whitsunday, Isaac and Mackay region are men. These men are aged from teenagers to the elderly – they are our brothers, sons, husbands, workmates, friends and neighbours. 

selectability Self-Care

Self-care is an ongoing commitment to look after yourself through helpful behaviours that protect your health during periods of stress. In this edition, selectability counsellor, Suz Bocking, discusses the importance of self-care and how to put it into practice ... have a pen and paper ready as she'll take you through a short activity! 

Team Jefferson Coast 2 Coast

selectability has joined forces with local cycling crew, Team Jefferson, to raise funds and awareness for mental health and together they're taking their message Coast 2 Coast in an effort to break a cycling record. The partnership draws on selectability's commitment to improving the mental wellbeing of regional Queenslanders through its Bike Shed and Team Jefferson's goal of riding from Cottesloe Beach, Perth to the steps of the Sydney Opera House to raise awareness for mental health while beating the current record.

After listening to this podcast you can find more information and ways to donate by visiting selectability or Team Jefferson.

The NDIS...five years on

The NDIS is changing lives everyday. In the last five years the scheme has given thousands of Queenslanders with a psychosocial disability access to supports and services that give them choice and control over how they want to live their lives.  In this podcast you'll hear from our Chief Operating Officer about the transition to the NDIS and consumer Jordan who, with selectability's support, has overcome personal challenges and crisis to achieve his goals. Team leader support coordination, Kate Ramskill will share some tips for navigating the NDIS.

After listening to the podcast you can find out more about Jordan's story and meet our COO Aaron Farrell.

Clubhouse or Mental Health Hub? Exploring different recovery options

In this podcast you will learn how selectability's Clubhouses and Mental Health Hubs operate, what each offers and how they are both great recovery options for people seeking support.

Once you've finished listening find out more about our Clubhouses and Mental Health Hubs

Bike Sheds: More than a shed ... and not just about bikes!

In this podcast you’ll learn how the concept of the Bike Sheds came about and how it will help to improve the mental wellbeing of regional Queenslanders. And you’ll soon learn that it’s not just a shed and it’s about much more than just bikes.

When you've finished listening, you can find out more about our Bike Sheds here

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