Shae Meddings is a Psychologist and hosts the Mental as Anyone Podcast where she chats with comedians and performers from various backgrounds on the subject of mental health. A topic that does not get spoken about nearly enough.
In addition, Shae works for an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider who enables employees for small and large organisations to speak candidly and freely with a non-biased party on any subject which might be plaguing that individual. In her role, Shae provides both over the phone as well as in-person support and has certainly seen it all.
I must say, I was a little self conscious speaking to a Psychologist for the podcast, but Shae was brilliant and shed a lot of light on being a Psychologist, mental health in general and her aim to push the mental health topic to broader audiences through her podcast.
Be sure to check out the Mental as Anyone Podcast and continue to speak about mental heath with your friends and family.
Here are some of Shae’s personal recommendations. If you require any additional support in your local area, please reach out to me directly and I’ll be happy to help put you in touch with someone in your neck of the woods.
Other Useful Counselling/Support Services:
Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement – 1800 642 066
Domestic Violence Resource Centre – 1800 737 732
Direct Line (Drug and Alcohol Support & Referrals) – 1800 888 236
Financial Counselling Australia – 1800 007 007
Relationships Australia – 1800 364 277
Other Good (Free) Wellbeing Apps:
Smiling Mind (mindfulness)
Happy App (to remind you to practice gratitude daily)
Happify (small and beneficial games/activities to help manage stress and negative thinking)
The Happiness Trap – Russ Harris
Self-Compassion – Kristin Neff
The Ten Best Ever Anxiety Management Techniques – Margaret Wehrenberg
Non-Violent Communication – Marshall Rosenberg
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey