'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


Just how stressed are Kiwis? What is stressing them out and how much is work tying them down? And even when Kiwis take a break away from work, it seems that more than three quarters of us can’t ditch the office and regard work as just a part of everyday life – even when we are on holiday.
These are findings from a 2017 New Zealand research report commissioned by a major hotel chain, Choice Hotels Asia-Pacific, to understand how interested Kiwis are in short breaks to address their stress, and what are the barriers for Kiwis taking short breaks.
Here to discuss the findings of this research is consulting psychologist Vikki Baird.

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Mental health advocate Gareth Edwards, musician, happiness yoga exponent and advocate of de-stressing rather than distressing, is writing a book Beyond Normal and is producing self help books for mental health from his new home in Golden Bay near Takaka.

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In this broadcast, we take a look at wellbeing support groups run by Raeburn House, an organisation with a vision to connect people and build communities. Some of these courses focus on addressing anxiety and are offered to parents of anxious teens and tweens, and others experiencing anxiety. In this  interview, counsellor Julie Walker describes a ‘tsunami of anxiety” in society and hints at why anxiety is running hot.

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