In early September, 2016, we discovered by chance a Facebook post by Christopher Sewell describing in raw detail, his first-hand struggle living with anxiety and depression. Christopher is a husband and a father and a surfer and a mate who is not defined by his disorders. Instead, he is brave and generous and shares this incredible insight into his experiences.
Sandra Bucci is of Swiss-Italian heritage and a Novacastrian now residing in Manchester, U.K., with her husband and two beautiful children. She is a Dr of Clinical Psychology and an academic at The University of Manchester; her academic interests lie in understanding the development and maintenance of psychotic experiences such as hearing voices and having unusual beliefs. She is motivated to develop novel ways to help people have better access to mental health support and intervention. Sandra is a world citizen who has travelled extensively. She is a former competitive aerobics champion, tennis player and doesn't particularly like being in a field of cows (one might go so far as to say she has a bovine phobia!).
Paul is a loving and adoring husband, father, son and grandfather whose everyday begins with the unconditional love of his two mischievous puppies. He's just finished a wonderful renovation on his country home and he took some time out to sit down and have a Conversation on the Couch with us! Thanks Paul.
Rocky Hatley was born in Memphis, Tennessee and was held by the King himself - Elvis Presley! You just know he's going to have a lot of stories to tell in this latest Conversation on the Couch...
Brodie is a cricket playing, North Melbourne loving, Year 7 student and big brother to Hannah who's almost 9. He's just started learning to play the guitar, which he loves and has the most amazing smile! Brodie is also one of the kindest most gentle young men I know and he's shared some of his 13-year-old wisdom in this very special Conversation on the Couch.
Thursday afternoons are without a doubt my favourite time of the week because that's when I pick my nephews, Will (11) and Tommy (9) up from school and spend the afternoon with them - no parents allowed.
Paul Hogue is a tennis playing, yoga teaching, free spirit who is currently on a quest to find the perfect Portuguese tarts and meditation rooms in London, England. If he could do one thing from the past, just one more time, it'd be to have yum cha with his gorgeous Nan, Aud.