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Mindarma

Mindarma

Discover real stories of personal resilience and growth in the Mindarma podcast series. Senior Psychologist Dr Sadhbh Joyce and Senior Journalist Dean Yates speak with workers in some of the world’s most challenging occupations about work, life and how they take care of their own mental health. This podcast is a companion to our online evidence-based resilience training program, Mindarma (www.mindarma.com) which is supporting thousands of workers worldwide. Host: Sadhbh/JoyceDean Yates. Sound Editor: Jason Myatt. Producers: Dr Sadhbh Joyce and Jamie Watson.
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Season 2 Coming Soon
Mar 21 2021
51 seconds
Tony Walker (ASM): Workplace Mental Health, Walking the Talk
Tony Walker ASM  is the Chief Executive Officer at Ambulance Victoria. Tony is a Registered Paramedic with over thirty-five years’ experience working in a range of senior clinical, operational and leadership roles within the ambulance sector. Over the past six years he has led significant transformation at Ambulance Victoria to improve the health and wellbeing of their workforce and the response they provide to the community.  Tony also holds an adjunct appointment as Associate Professor in the College of Health and Biomedicine at Victoria University and is a Fellow of the Australian College of Paramedicine. Tony is also a Non-Executive Director of the Emergency Services Foundation, the Australasian Council of Ambulance Authorities and the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.  Tony is a recipient of the Ambulance Service Medal (ASM) for his contribution to the development of ambulance services at a state and national level .  He has also been awarded the Australian Resuscitation Council Medal for his significant contributions to improving resuscitation practice and outcomes. He was recently a finalist for the Australian Mental Health Prize in 2019 in recognition of his work in improving paramedic mental health and wellbeing.  When it comes to workplace mental health, Tony Walker is one leader who is wholeheartedly walking the talk. It was a pleasure to speak with Tony about his career as a paramedic and why protecting the mental health of his workforce is at the top of his agenda as a leader. We hope you enjoy this candid interview with the authentic and inspiring Associate Professor Tony Walker.
May 23 2021
56 mins
Basic Grounding (4 mins)S2 Episode 2: Move your own way: Assoc. Prof Simon Rosenbaum shares how physical activity protects mental health and why enjoyment is key!A Mindful Pause  (4 mins)S2 Episode 1: Olympic cycling champion Anna Meares shares her story of remarkable resilience.
Mar 28 2021
1 hr 6 mins
Season 2 Coming SoonEpisode 8: Dr Sadhbh Joyce on resilience, the research, the practice.... and the myths!Episode 7: Good workplace mental health isn't complex: A/Prof Sam Harvey, Black Dog Institute Chief PsychiatristEpisode 6: Marian Spencer shows how organisations (especially HR) can put staff firstEpisode 5: Plane crash survivor Guy Boland's mantra - Focus on the next 10 minutes.Episode 4: The Power of Peer Supporters in the Workplace: Pauline Askin (Reuters) and John McGarvey (Fire + Rescue NSW).Episode 3: From homeless teen to young CEO: the resilience of Pam Barker.Episode 2: Catastrophic consequences: Miles Hunt on a decade representing people with work-related psychological injury.Episode 1: Senior Firefighter Tara J Lal on storytelling, self-care and resilience.
In our first Mindarma podcast, Dean Yates talks to Senior Firefighter, author and PhD Scholar Tara J Lal.  Tara is a full-time firefighter in Sydney. She helps run the psychological wellbeing program for Fire & Rescue NSW. She is trained in suicide prevention and mental health first aid. Tara is extremely passionate about mental health. She is now half-way through a PhD, in which she is researching how firefighters cope with the tragic suicides they encounter on the job. When someone suicides, Fire and Rescue usually get called. Tara wants to understand how firefighters make sense of it all.Tara’s family history has shaped who she is today. Born in London, some of Tara’s earliest memories are of the crippling mental illness her father has suffered all his life. When she was eight, Tara’s mother was diagnosed with cancer and died five years later. At the time, Tara turned to her sensitive fifteen-year-old brother Adam for support. Adam was grieving silently, pouring his thoughts into a series of diaries. Four years after their mother died, in his first semester at Oxford University, Adam took his own life. Tara coped by keeping busy. By travelling. By never stopping. But her family trauma caught up with her. Tara spent many years trying to understand this trauma. Building her resilience. Finding meaning in life. That culminated in 2015 with  the publication of her powerful memoir: Standing on my Brother's Shoulders: Making Peace with Grief and Suicide. In this podcast Tara shares her valuable insights on building personal resilience in the face of adversity and trauma. Brought to you by Mindarma.com.
Jul 12 2020
28 mins
Introducing Mindarma

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