'Take It From Us: Our mental health radio'

Award winning mental health radio, Take It From Us broadcasts every Tuesday at 12.30pm on PlanetFM104.6 and is funded by Framework Trust. Take It From Us has changed its focus recently: empowering mental health is our theme and we are emphasizing hope, recovery, positivity, and therapies such as mindfulness and meditation.

For more than two decades, this mental health show – the longest running radio in New Zealand to delve into “psych stuff” – nails the key issues in mental health, and identifies ambassadors for hope and recovery. A key priority is to drive home just how damaging people’s judgments and prejudices can be. That’s called discrimination, and it’s the biggest barrier to people getting better…seeking housing…finding work…gaining independence, being included in their communities… and getting well and staying well. Hosted by mental health advocate and broadcaster Sheldon Brown, shows are available here on framework.org.nz/take-it-from-us or can be accessed live on PlanetFM104.6, via live streaming on www.planetaudio.org.nz/takeitfromus, or can be downloaded from planetaudio.org.nz. The four most recent shows are available too on the planetaudio website, as are specially selected broadcasts in the archive.


Latest Shows from Take It From Us Radio

Burnout among professionals and how cope

Take It From Us devotes a second broadcast to burnout, especially among top professionals like doctors, surgeons, dentists, psychiatrist, lawyers, principals and teachers, and just how common it can be in these particular careers. Guest and counselling psychologist Vikki Baird also suggests how to safeguard against it.

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In this broadcast we address burnout with counselling psychologist Vikki Baird. Burnout is a state of chronic stress described as an insidious creature that creeps up on us while we’re living our busy life. Apparently there’s differences between stress and burnout, and how we identify the two. Hear Vikki with her insights into burnout, and how it's different to depression.

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Host Sheldon Brown (left) with suicide prevention advocate Troy Manley

Today we again talk about the issue of suicide and suicide prevention on mental health radio Take It From Us. Guest today Troy Manley, a mental health team leader, is a passionate individual wanting to have a positive impact on New Zealand’s appalling suicide rates, and to spread the word about keeping people safe when they’re in crisis. Troy is organising Y579, a motorbike ride to support Lifeline and be there for those in distress and prevent suicide.*
Since this broadcast aired, provisional suicide stats were released revealing the suicide toll has risen from 579 to 606 this year – and not including any over 65.

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