The Anxiety Project Podcasts

What is Anxiety?

Presented by Rebecca Somervaille, Rivendell Child, Adolescent, and Family Mental Health Service

 

Rebecca is a Senior Clinical Psychologist in Sydney Local Health District. She is the outpatient Director at Rivendell, where she also works on the inpatient program with young people with anxiety and depression, helping them get back to school and their lives on track. She also works in private practise and as a casual lecturer with HETI (previously NSW Institute of Psychiatry), working on child and adolescent mental health education programs.

 

 

A Lived Experience

Presented by Jessica Herkes, BeyondBlue

 

Jessica Herkes is a Research Assistant and Master of Research Candidate at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University. She is researching mental health facilities in order to improve outcomes for both employees and clients.
Jess is a volunteer speaker for beyondblue, a national organisation that works to raise awareness about anxiety and depression, reduce the associated stigma and encourage people to get help. Jess became a beyondblue speaker because she wanted to be able to start a conversation about mental health in the community. She hopes that through her involvement, she will give hope to those afflicted by a mental health condition, and their friends and family. Jess’ interests include windsurfing, running, going to the beach, and enjoying time with family and friends.

 

 

Parent Modelling

Presented by Danielle Pretty, COPMI (Children of Parents with a Mental Illness)

 

Danielle Pretty is a clinical nurse consultant working with children of parents with a mental illness (COPMI) in the Sydney local health district. COPMI provide support to children and families living with mental illness to help children and young people make sense of mental health, mental illness and their own family experience.

 

 

Raising kids that cope (5-12 yrs)

Presented by Kylie Warry, The Resilience Centre

 

Kylie Warry is based in South Sydney and travels throughout Sydney metropolitan and NSW delivering a variety of training programs to teams and business. Kylie’s focus is communications and how this affects leadership, team dynamics, relationships and productivity within a team. Kylie works for the Resilience Centre using their Resilience Doughnut tool to improve the communication and lives of families and children.

 

 

Supporting your teen & difficult conversations ” (13yrs +)

Presented by Vanessa Rebello Lyndall Power, Headspace & Raps

 


Vanessa Rebello is the Clinical Lead at headspace Ashfield and clinical background in Psychology and Psychotherapy. Vanessa has 12 years’ experience in the sector working in the mental health space, child protection, disability and AOD services providing direct clinical intervention to families, adolescents and adults. She is also trained in delivering emotion coaching group programs to parents and therapeutic workshops with adolescents and children in school settings. In her current role at headspace she oversees the Clinical Services provided by headspace Ashfield and works 1:1 with clients presenting for short term brief intervention.

Lyndal Power is a social worker and family therapist with over 27 years of experience working with adolescents and their families. She is the Team Leader at RAPS Adolescent Family Therapy and Mediation Service, a program of Relationships Australia, NSW. She sees families at Headspace, Ashfield on Thursdays. She co-wrote a chapter with David Allan on “Family Therapy with adolescents: Key ideas and their application” in the book, “A Practical Guide to Family Therapy” edited by Paul Rhodes and Andrew Wallis (2011). She is interested in strengthening adolescent- parent relationships so that teenagers are “on track” and reach adulthood successfully.

 

 

Practical strategies to reduce anxiety in young children or children with additional needs

Presented by Sophia Andersson, Lifestart

 


Sophia is an Occupational Therapist who has worked for Lifestart since 2008. She graduated with honours from the University of Sydney and has worked in the area of paediatrics for over 15 years. She has experience working with children from 0-18 years in various settings, both in Australia and overseas. Over the last 9 years, Sophia has worked as a presenter specialising in a number of topics including: sensory processing and fine motor skills. Sophia is passionate about working with children with disabilities and their families and her main focus has been working in early intervention.

 

 

Building Resilient Teens: Breaking the Cycle of Anxiety

Kylie Warry, The Resilience Centre

 

 

Kylie Warry is based in South Sydney and travels throughout Sydney metropolitan and NSW delivering a variety of training programs to teams and business. Kylie’s focus is communications and how this affects leadership, team dynamics, relationships and productivity within a team. Kylie works for the Resilience Centre using their Resilience Doughnut tool to improve the communication and lives of families and children.