'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

In this broadcast we talk about a book – or more accurately a memoir – by Mrs D who’s now come out under her real name of Lotta Dann. Lotta wrote her first memoir called Mrs D is Going Without which told her story about quitting her dysfunctional drinking habits. The memoir we talk to Lotta about here is called Mrs D is Going Within. Lotta discovered that her lifelong heavy drinking had left her as a fledgling emotionally with bouts of niggling anxiety and unease. Here’s Lotta to tell us what “Going Within” really means and what wellness tools she’s adopted.

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why the mental health consumer movement is buzzing

The chief executive of Changing Minds Taimi Allan talks to host Sheldon Brown about a contract rated as one of the most significant in mental health for years. The contract from the Health Promotion Agency, the manager of both Like Minds, Like Mine, and the Depression Initiative, contracts Changing Minds and network partner Nga Hau E Wha to foster people with lived experience of mental health into community leadership roles over the next three years. The interview – done just weeks after the contract announcement – sheds light on the process and collaboration already being planned for this exciting development.

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This broadcast is edited from Mad in America.com. Mad in America’s mission is to serve as a catalyst for rethinking psychiatric care in the United States (and abroad). It  believes that the current drug-based paradigm of care has failed our society, and that scientific research, as well as the lived experience of those who have been diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder, calls for profound change. This interview involves a Dr. Mo Hannah talking about her personal and professional experiences of the mental health system and psychiatric drugs and how this has impacted her personally.

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