Walk the Talk
Welcome to Walk the Talk, a Mental Health Australia video series that shines a light on mental health in Australia and the stories of real Australians that have experienced or are experiencing mental ill health.
In Episode one, host Brad McEwan speaks to former chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Allan Fels AO, about his family’s experience of mental ill health. In his former position of Chair of the Australian National Mental Health Commission, Allan also shares his views on the value of including lived experience leadership and the role that it can play in the development and delivery of mental health services across all levels.
Brad also takes the time to speak to us one-on-one about his personal experience of mental ill health.
Content warning: this video contains content related to mental ill health including schizophrenia and suicide.
- In Episode two of Walk the Talk, we consider the insights of Report the Nation and what it tells us about the size of the problem so that we can collectively work on the solution. Host Brad McEwan talks to Mental Health Australia CEO Leanne Beagley about her thoughts on the state of mental health and wellbeing in Australia and what we can do together to achieve a more mentally well nation. Mental Health Australia Chairman Matt Berriman also graciously shares with us his journey with mental ill health and recovery. Content warning: this video contains content related to mental ill health including bi-polar disorder and suicide.