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Health Speak - SEASON THREE
28 minutes | Sep 16, 2020
Do you really know how much COVID has changed your bank account?
How much thinking have you done about money since the pandemic started? How much you’ve got, how much you’ve lost, how much you’ve saved, how much you’re entitled to, how much you’ll need to get through to whenever this thing ends?! In this episode Penny Terry takes a look at how this pandemic has affected the money that is going in and out of our bank accounts, and in and out of our communities. We get into the nitty gritty of actually looking at your spending with financial planner Nick D’Emden from Findex in Launceston. Sarah from the Low Head Tourist park shares a little about how she’s re-looking at her future business opportunities. Mental health clinician Caroline Thain helps us with those tricky money conversations, and also gets us wondering how we continue to care about this pandemic even when, at some stages, it can feel gone. We then catch up again with Dr Nicolas Hookway, sociologist and Senior Lecturer at the University of Tasmania about how we can create better community structures to help us live well during a pandemic into the future. Plus some thoughts from our favourite fitness instructor Kylie Moore and real estate agent Maureen Lacey about how we prepare for the future. SHOW NOTES:Dr Nicholas Hookway drew his four points from colleague Associate Professor of Sociology at Woolongong University Roger Patulny. Check out his article as featured in The Conversation here: https://theconversation.com/reconnecting-after-coronavirus-4-key-ways-cities-can-counter-anxiety-and-loneliness-136606 You can find out more about Nick D’Emden and Findex here: https://www.findex.com.au/office/launceston Nick passed on these links:Findex Covid-19 Resource Centre: https://insights.findex.com.au/covid19/Australian Government Covid-19 Services: https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/subjects/coronavirus-covid-19-and-how-we-may-helpAustralian Government Treasury Support Information: https://treasury.gov.au/coronavirus/households Here’s a link to a budget planner, one of many you will find with a quick internet search:https://moneysmart.gov.au/budgeting/budget-planner See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24 minutes | Sep 9, 2020
Are you more 'in tune' with other people right now?
Does it take a crisis (or pandemic) for us to think a bit more deeply about what’s going on for other people? If so, what are the skills that we need to be a useful crisis buddy? In this episode Penny Terry takes a look at those little things that people are doing to keep an eye on others. We continue to follow the experience of tourism and hospitality manager Bianca Welsh who explains what she’s doing in her workplace to keep an eye on her employees and describes that extra weight of responsibility that we’re all feeling right now to support others. Mental Health Clinician Caroline Thain gives us the 101 of the ‘check-in’ conversation while Dr Nicholas Hookway, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at University of Tasmania, reminds us of the special role that community groups play in keeping us connected, and how we maintain these connections during a pandemic. Which is no surprise to our favourite fitness instructor Kylie Moore who describes how she’s seen the lives of her clients change once they become a member of a community group. Plus, it wouldn’t be an episode about helping others through a crisis if we didn’t talk about food; our ‘go-to’ supporting tool! Dietitian Ngaire Hobbins gives us some tips to make sure our efforts to provide for others doesn’t go to waste. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27 minutes | Sep 2, 2020
Are we coping with social distancing?
For many of us we feel like we’re just getting on with life, despite social distancing. But when we stop and think about how many little things have changed in our lives since we were first told to keep 1.5 meters distance and clean ALL THE THINGS…. there’s a fair old list! First up in this episode Penny chats with the marvellous Maureen Lacey and Kylie Moore as we take a look at what it’s been like implementing the practical changes in workplaces and the 'interesting' ways in which people respond. Plus Bianca Welsh from the tourism and hospitality industry gets us thinking about the many new policies and procedures and how they have changed people’s relationship with work. Which leads us into a conversation about the ‘feels’ of social distancing. Dr Nicholas Hookway, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at University of Tasmania helps us to understand loneliness and its distinction from social isolation. Then we check back in again with mental Health Clinician Caroline Thain who’s got some great hacks for reminding others to maintain their distance, and Clinical Psychologist David Bakker is back to help us understand and ‘do’ self-care. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28 minutes | Aug 26, 2020
Need some hacks to sort out your habits (or perhaps just become aware of them)?
Turns out we all have habits, that we're probably not even be aware of, that help us get on with... life! During a time when there is heaps of change and our routines are all out of whack (cue pandemic), it's pretty easy to break those helpful habits and replace them with helpful ones. In this episode Penny Terry goes deep on habits, why we need them, how we form them, how we break them as she starts to make a plan to 'fix' them. She gets the low down from podcast regulars Clinical Psychologist David Bakker and Mental Health Clinician Caroline Thain, checks in with fitness instructor Kylie Moore (and some of her clients!) and finds out about helpful food habits with Dietitian Ngaire Hobbins. SHOW NOTES: Find out about the awesome Healthy George Town program here:https://georgetown.tas.gov.au/healthy-george-town-programs/ You can find out m ore about Clinical Psychologist David Bakker and his app mood mission here: http://moodmission.comDavid Mentioned a couple of habit apps.You can check out Habitica here: https://habitica.com/static/homeOr Streaks here: https://streaksapp.com Kylie Moore runs Sherriff Health and Fitness:https://www.facebook.com/Sherriff-Health-Fitness-1773868172887751/ If you’d like to get in touch with Caroline Thain – just message Health Speak on social and Penny will pass on her details:Instagram: @podcasthealthspeakFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/healthspeakpodcast/ And you can get in touch with Dietitian Ngaire Hobbins here: https://www.ngairehobbins.com If you or someone you know needs support with mental health right now please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or you can click through to Beyond Blue here https://coronavirus.beyondblue.org.au/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24 minutes | Aug 19, 2020
Are you waiting for 'it' to hit the fan?
One thing that’s certain, is that dealing with uncertainty is hard. Which really sucks right now as uncertainty seems a constant state during COVID-19! So how do we live well amongst the uncertainty of a pandemic? In this episode Penny Terry gets teary as she hears about dealing with the loss of control from Bianca Welsh who is deep in the tourism and hospitality industry. George Town locals Maureen and Kylie talk about those skills that have helped them cope with uncertainty. And Penny gets some tips from the experts as Mental Health Clinician Caroline Thain explains what our brain is doing, and Clinical Phycologist David Bakker gets us excited about an app that will help us track our moods. SHOW NOTES: Find out about the awesome Healthy George Town program here:https://georgetown.tas.gov.au/healthy-george-town-programs/ You can check out the Mood Mission app here: http://moodmission.com/#home-section You can find out more about Bianca Welsh here:https://www.stillwater.com.auhttps://www.stillwater.com.au/seven/https://blackcowbistro.com.au Maureen Lacey works for Harcourts East Tamar:https://easttamar.harcourts.com.au Kylie Moore runs Sherriff Health and Fitness:https://www.facebook.com/Sherriff-Health-Fitness-1773868172887751/ If you’d like to get in touch with Caroline Thain – just message Health Speak on social and Penny will pass on her details:Instagram: @podcasthealthspeakFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/healthspeakpodcast/ If you or someone you know needs support with mental health right now please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or you can click through to Beyond Blue here https://coronavirus.beyondblue.org.au/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5 minutes | Aug 4, 2020
We're BACK! Season Three coming soon...
In Season Three of Health Speak, we go beyond the hand hygiene to work out what other key skills we need to live WELL during a pandemic (with others and in our own minds)! Penny Terry goes out into the community, into businesses and chats with experts to see what people are doing to 'deal' with this pandemic, what works and what doesn't, as we all do our best to live through it. We'll laugh, we'll cry, we'll remember and we'll learn, as we up-skill, in those life-skills that are crucial right now. By the end of the season you'll have a full COVID-kit, bursting with tools to help you get on with life. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21 minutes | Apr 22, 2020
Why less people are accessing professional support for addictions during COVID-19
For some social and community services the demand for support has gone up during during COVID-19, however two local services say they've seen a drop in referrals or enquires from people with addictions. So what's going on? And how can we help? Stephen Hill from City Mission and Hilary Ivery from Relationships Australia talk about what they've seen, what their clients tell them and have some really practical things we can all do (or just think about) right now. SHOW NOTES: are waiving its usual client fees for the next three months.Relationships Australia TasmaniaYou can call on 1300 364 277 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org://www.tas.relationships.org.au You can check out all the support services at at www.citymission.org.auor call on 6335 3000 or contact Missiondale directly on 6391 8013 or email email@example.comCity Mission is a one-stop shop for ALL your housing and support needs. One assessment for everything from emergency accommodation to a long-term home. You can call on 1800 800 588Housing Connect See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24 minutes | Apr 17, 2020
The big and little things we can all do to help people living with an intellectual disability during COVID-19
There seems to be a handful of common words we're all using to explain our lives right now. For Monique and many of her friends, that word is 'confusing'. Monique is the Members President of Speak Out, which is both a membership organisation for people with intellectual disability and an advocacy service. In this episode, Monique talks about what's changed and what's helping her get through the days. Speak Out Advocate Jo Ellis shares the sorts of things the people she supports need help with and how her service is changing to meet their changing and growing needs. The things we learn in this episode are both heartbreaking and awesome, plus there are plenty of things to add to that list of ways we CAN help others, from our homes. SHOW NOTES:You can find out more about Speak Out here: https://www.speakoutadvocacy.org See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23 minutes | Apr 15, 2020
Helping people who are unwell just got hard
When we hear someone is unwell or going through treatment, often our first instinct is to cook them food, or offer to look after the kids, or visit them in hospital. All those things just became more risky, than helpful. So how can we help people with compromised immune systems, without risking making them more sick. Meg Archer knows what it's like to have a community rally round her and also knows how vulnerable this virus makes her now. Meg reckons you can give the casserole a miss and runs us through plenty of other ways we can help. You'll also meet Robyn McKinnon who works in private practice as a mental health social worker and is a front line health worker, as she gives us some simple things that we can do to 'work with' the system, help people who are unwell AND help the health workers who are looking after them. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23 minutes | Apr 10, 2020
Helping each other deal with our new lives, from our home.
What have you lost since...well, since COVID-19? Some things are really obvious, like job loss or a lost routine, but others are not so obvious, like how having those things made us feel. In this episode of Health Speak, Penny Terry talks with Dan who is currently dealing with what he’s lost, and checks in with mental health clinical Caroline Thain from Headspace, who gives us some practical ways to support people dealing with loss, even when we can’t pop round for a visit. SHOW NOTES: The for advice, assessment and referrals -Tasmanian mental health support line 1800 332 388Interstate callers can dial (03) 6166 6333If you or anyone else is in immediate danger call 000 coronavirus mental wellbeing support service is oryou can check out their online resources atThe Beyond Blue1800 512 348 beyondblue.org.au provides free online support and counselling to young people 12 - 25 and their families and friends - visiteheadspace headspace.org.au Lifeline - 13 11 14 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22 minutes | Apr 8, 2020
Finding confidence to safely help victims of family violence during COVID-19
Thinking about what ‘self isolation’ during COVID-19 might mean for women and children who are experiencing family violence can be tough going. It can also make us feel pretty helpless when we’re stuck in our homes either unsure how to help and not confident we’d be able to help in a safe way. In this episode Survivor Advocate Deb, and CEO of the Women’s Legal Service in Tasmania Yvette Cehtel, both talk us through a list of ways that will help us recognise when help is needed and be able to help from where ever we are. SHOW NOTES:Women's Legal Service TasmaniaTelephone Legal Advice Line – 1800 682 468The telephone advice line is the first point of contact for all legal advice and assistance.Calling our 1800 number is free from landlines and most mobiles (some phone companies do charge for calling 1800 numbers, so please check before dialling). You can call the 1800 service from anywhere in Tasmania, and the call will not be displayed on your telephone bill.All calls are completely confidential.The 1800 line operates between 10:00am and 4:00pm each weekday. Outside of these hours you can leave a message with your name and number, and they will call you back (please indicate if it is safe for us to leave a message on your voicemail). Family Violence Counselling and Support Service1800 608 1229:00am to midnight Weekdays4:00pm to midnight Weekends and Public Holidays.Offers professional and specialised services to assist children, young people and adults affected by family violence. Engendered EqualityEngender Equality (formerly SHE) is a statewide Tasmanian not-for-profit organisation that supports people affected by family violence.Engender Equality IS NOT a crisis service.HOBART(03) 6278 9090LAUNCESTON0428 162 216NORTH WEST TASMANIA0428 057 415Engendered Equality operates during normal business hours. However, counsellors may be able to provide appointments outside normal business hours if you ask them. Sexual Assault Support Service (SASS) Southern Tasmania1800 697 877Provides 24/7 support, information and counselling in Southern Tasmania to males and females of all ages who been victim of recent rape or sexual assault or sexually abused at any time of their lives. Family Violence Response & Referral Line1800 633 937Provides 24/7, including public holidays, information and referral service by which callers are able to access the full range of response, counselling, information and other support services provided by Safe at Home. 1800RESPECT1800 737 73224 hour national sexual assault, family and domestic violence counselling line for any Australian who has experienced, or is at risk of, family and domestic violence and/or sexual assault. Lifeline13 11 14Lifeline has a national number who can help put you in contact with a crisis service in your State.Anyone across Australia experiencing a personal crisis or thinking about suicide can call 13 11 14. TASMANIAN SHELTERS:North (young single women 13-20 years)Karinya Young Women’s Service(03) 6331 0774P: (women and women with children)Magnolia Place Launceston Women’s Shelter (03) 6344 5322P: South(young single women 13-20 years)Annie Kenney Young Women’s Emergency Accommodation (03) 6272 7751P: (women and women with children)Hobart Women’s Shelter (03) 6273 8455P:(women and women with children)Jireh House (03) 6232 3850P:(women and women with children)McCombe House P: (03) 6228 1099 North West(women and women with children)Warawee Women’s Shelter (03) 6425 1382P: (men, women and families)Oakleigh House (03) 6430 4120P:(male and female 13-20 years)Youth, Family and Community Connections – Burnie Youth Accommodation Services (03) 6431 9230P:(male and female 13-20 years)Youth, Family and Community Connections – Youth Crisis Accommodation Service P: (03) 6424 7375Wyndarra Centre Inc. (03) 6452 1981P:West Coast Crisis Accommodation and Referral ServiceP: (03) 6471 4748 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4 minutes | Apr 6, 2020
TRAILER - SEASON TWO
Health Speak is back, but like our world right now, it's different too. Season one showed us the many way our health professionals could help us , and this season will show us the many ways we can help others, from our homes. Because, well #stayhome #COVID See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6 minutes | Mar 12, 2020
A little job for you in our last episode of the season.
It’s been a wild(-ly educational) ride dropping in to chat with some of the MANY health people who work in our communities so we’ve pulled together a short recap for you. While this season has come to an end, your listening doesn’t need to as this series will be up in cyber space forever! We'd love for you to scroll back through the feed and make sure you (and your friends and family) are right up to date, making sure you have a good understanding of exactly who is out there to help us be as healthy as we can be. But before you go, we’ve got a little job for you… Have a listen and see if you’ve got 2 minutes (max) to help us, and heaps of other people, out. Big thanks! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12 minutes | Mar 9, 2020
The high and low tech of Speech Pathology
There's a pretty good chance that you will have heard of a Speech Pathologist before, but I doubt you've been given the full rundown of all the different things they can help with. In fact, there are so many even Speech Pathologists themselves have trouble reeling them all off in one breath! Abby Milroy has a particular specialty where she helps kids use both high tech devices and very low tech devices; whatever it takes to help them find their voice. SHOW NOTES:Abby works at Engage Therapy in Launceston, Tasmania. www.engagetherapy.com.auYou can find all more about what Speech Pathologist can help you with by checking out www.speechpathologyaustralia.com.au They also have a handy link to help you find a therapist near you. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12 minutes | Mar 2, 2020
Osteopaths love hearing about your aches and pains
How’s your body feeling today? While most people don’t love to hear your complaints, Osteopaths love hearing what’s going on with your body and your mind, trying to work out the cause of any pain or discomfort and then working out how to fix it, in a way that will work for you. So how do they do that? Well it's less about your bones and more about the bits around your bones as Osteopath Marshall Anderson explains in this week’s episode of Health Speak, including his explanation of what 'cracking your back' is really all about. SHOW NOTES:You can find out more about what Osteopaths do by checking out Osteopathy Australia at https://www.osteopathy.org.au/about-osteopathy/osteopathy---you They’ve also got a handy link to help you find a practitioner near you. You can find more about about Marshall and his team here - http://www.launcestonosteopathy.com.au/ourteam See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12 minutes | Feb 24, 2020
The day the beach came to an aged care home
What’s the first image you get in your mind when you think about aged care? I bet it’s not an image of a group of health workers bringing three tones of sand into an aged care home so the residents could have a day at the beach?! Aged care brings so many different skill sets and experiences together, from workers, to family members, volunteers and clients. In this episode of Health Speak, Jackie Howard explains that aged care services is a hugely rewarding area to work in where the learning never ends. SHOW NOTES:You can use this link to find an aged care provide where you live https://www.myagedcare.gov.au/find-a-provider See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12 minutes | Feb 17, 2020
A clinical social worker's job is different to what you think.
What services to you think you’d be getting if you went to visit a clinical social worker? Michelle Nicholson reckons it’s the best job in the world. She says she gets to work with the most incredible people in the world even though many of her clients are sceptical about her job before their first appointment - that is, until she opens the window... well, not literally but it's the perfect way to describe how Michelle does what she does as a clinical social worker in this episode of Health Speak. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11 minutes | Feb 10, 2020
This GP ditched the stethoscope for a magnifying glass and torch
There’s a fair bit of detective work involved for many people who work in health care, but they don’t all use Dermatoscopes (a torch and magnifying glass all in one) everyday! Sue Basson does. Sue is a GP who has specialised in skin cancer and now that’s pretty much all she does, and her waiting room is full. In this episode of Health Speak Sue shows you how interesting her job can be, explains exactly what happens when you go for a skin check, what she’s looking for and what so many of us get wrong about our skin how it’s affected by the sun. Reckon you’re getting it wrong too? SHOW NOTES:If you’re looking for a doctor that specialised in skin cancer, the Australasian Skin Cancer College have a handy link on their website that might help you find the right person in your area. https://www.skincancercollege.org/locate-a-doctor/Plus as Sue says, remember you can always check in with your local GP too. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15 minutes | Feb 3, 2020
Got one minute free to save some lives and help out your family?
This episode of Health Speak is a bit different. It’s less about supporting our own health and more about supporting other people’s health, in a way you probably don’t spend much time thinking about (which is fair enough because only 1% of people will ever be able to help like this). This episode talks about organ donation and Penny asks some questions she’s never even considered before: What happens in the operating room during retrieval? What are families hesitant about? Do people prefer to donate some organs over others and who supports these families? This is the job of people like Verity Shugg and Guy Vanderkelen who are donation specialist nurses at Donate Life. SHOW NOTES:Here's the link for you to register right now or cruise around the website to find out more information. You just need your Medicare number and you'll be done in one minute https://donatelife.gov.au/register-donor-today See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12 minutes | Jan 28, 2020
You don't have to be quitting to use Quitline
Talking about smoking can be tricky. Whether you are the smoker or it’s someone you care about, the conversation can get awkward and people can feel judged or lectured. So how do the good conversations, the ones that work, sound? Sue Hearn is a team leader at Quit Tasmania and in this episode of Health Speak she takes Penny on a tour of the call center, busts some myths about her role and shows you how a quitline call works. SHOW NOTES:In case you missed it, the Quitline number is 13 78 48. You can also get in touch with them online by checking out the website for your state based service (quittas.org.au for the Tasmanian service where Sue works) or as Sue mentions, you can have a conversation with a health professional you trust and be referred to Quitline by them. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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