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Episode Thirty Four: Discussing Poverty

Episode Thirty Four: Discussing Poverty

July 1, 2022

This week Kath Herbert from Hawker Brownlow Education joins us to discuss poverty, what poverty is and the varying types of poverty, how it can mainifest in small communities and ways we may be able to help break the poverty cycle.

 

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Episode Thirty Three: A Refugee’s Story - From Thailand To Ararat

Episode Thirty Three: A Refugee’s Story - From Thailand To Ararat

June 24, 2022

On this weeks episode of the podcast we speak to Ararat resident Ko Yeh Talor. Ko Yeh is a member of the Karen (pronounced Kah-wren) community who are originally from Myanmar, but was born in a refugee camp in Thailand due to his parents fleeing war. Ko Yeh talks about coming to Australia, how he wound up in firstly Wickliffe and then Ararat and the community supports and challenges for people in communities such as the Karen people across our regions. 

 

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Episode Thirty Two: Elder Abuse

Episode Thirty Two: Elder Abuse

June 20, 2022

This week we are joined by Kathy Day, General Manager: People and Community Support at Grampians Community Health to discuss elder abuse. Kathy draws on her vast experience in this field to discuss what elder abuse is and how to spot it as well as what to do if you suspect an older family member or friend may be suffering from abuse.

 

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Episode Thirty One: Living With Depression And Anxiety.

Episode Thirty One: Living With Depression And Anxiety.

June 10, 2022

With Mens Health Week happening next week Kate Astbury takes over the hosting duties to speak to usual host Gareth Olver about his expierences living with depression and anxiety for most of his adult life. We also discuss the importance of seeking help and being available for your family and friends who may be living with mental illness.

 

This episode contains discussion around self harm and suicide. If you are affected by this please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.

 

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Episode Thirty: Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Gender Roles and Intersectionality.

Episode Thirty: Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Gender Roles and Intersectionality.

May 27, 2022

On this episode we are joined by the Regional Consultant and Lead of Diversity & Inclusion  from Womens Health Grampians Kate Diamond-Keith around some of the causes of domestic violence, gender roles and intersectionality.

 

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Episode Twenty Nine: Mental Health and Alcohol & Other Drug Help

Episode Twenty Nine: Mental Health and Alcohol & Other Drug Help

May 12, 2022

This week GCH Mental Health & Alcohol and Other Drugs Case Worker Malcolm Hill joins us to discuss how people dealing with both mental health issues and AOD issues can seek help, what the process is and the prevelence of this dual diagnosis across our area.

 

 

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Episode Twenty Eight: Discussing Being LGBTQI+ In The Wimmera & IDAHOBIT Day

Episode Twenty Eight: Discussing Being LGBTQI+ In The Wimmera & IDAHOBIT Day

May 6, 2022

This week on the podcast we spoke to Jessie Duncan, who is a member of the Wimmera Pride Project. Jessie speaks about the work of Wimmera Pride, their journey of self discovery as a non binary person and what life can be like for LGBTQI+ people in regional areas.

We also speak about IDAHOBIT Day, the importance of the day, why everyone is welcome to celebrate and what's happening for it in our region.

 

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Episode Twenty Seven: Winter Is Coming; Flu Vaccination And The COVID State Of Play

Episode Twenty Seven: Winter Is Coming; Flu Vaccination And The COVID State Of Play

April 29, 2022

On this weeks show Ada Castle joins us to discuss the state of play with COVID vaccines, the 4th shots and who might need them, getting your flu vax, and the importance of getting boosters and kids vaccinated. 

 

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Episode Twenty Six: Unpaid Carers And Carers Support

Episode Twenty Six: Unpaid Carers And Carers Support

April 14, 2022

On this episode we speak with Grampians Community Health's manager of Community and In Home Assist Karen Watson about the upaid carers in our community, the services and assistance that are available for carers and also Karen's experience not only in this field but also as a carer herself.

Episode Twenty Five: Explaining The NDIS And The Role Of Support Co-ordination

Episode Twenty Five: Explaining The NDIS And The Role Of Support Co-ordination

April 8, 2022

This week NDIS Support Co-ordinator Susan Power joins us to talk about the NDIS, how it works, how to access it and also the role of support coordinators like herself and plan managers. 

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