#426 Mental: Part II


Part two of our colloboration with Master of Journalism students at the University of Melbourne. 10 stories, responding to the theme “mental”.

‘Nosedive’ by Thomas Phillips

In 1976, David Phillips lost consciousness at the worst possible time – while piloting a jet 8,000 feet in the air.

Producer: Thomas Phillips

Supervising Producer: Eugenia Zoubtchenko

Music: ‘Water Maze’ by Stenny, ‘Saliva’ by Rrose, ‘Moons’ by Shanti Celeste.

‘The Dog’ by Wanzhi Deng

By sharing his darkest experience, Chris hopes to call on people to raise awareness of cyberbullying.

Producer: Wanzhi Deng

Supervising Producer: Lee Robinson

Music: ‘Loss’ by Kevin MacLeod, ‘Inspirational piano’ by Veaceslav Draganov

‘Lifeguard Mental Health’ by Edan Runge

Tim Allan, a pool lifeguard from Melbourne successfully resuscitated a drowning six-year-old girl while on duty. The experience took a toll on his mental health and shows the psychological challenges lifeguards face. This is his journey to recovery.

Producer: Edan Runge

Supervising Producer: Jordan Fennell

Music: ‘The Healing’ by Sergey Cheremisinov

‘The Brightside of Sad Songs’ by Gladys Serugga

Ever felt so good after belting out the lyrics to your favourite sad song? In this story, Gladys tries to find out why listening to sad songs feels good.

Producer: Gladys Serugga

Supervising Producer: Eugenia Zoubtchenko

Original music by Gladys Serugga.

‘In Case I Forget’ by Mariah Padadopoulos

The human memory is as confusing as it is fascinating. We don’t remember our first few years, and towards the end of our lives things might start to get hazy. Somewhere in between, we have an opportunity to make sense of things. But what happens when you walk into a room, and your loved one doesn’t recognise your face?

Producer: Mariah Padadopoulos

Supervising Producer: Jordan Fennell

Music: ‘The Healing’ by Sergey Cheremisinov, ‘Airy Melancholic Synth Pad’ from orangefreesounds.com

All The Best credits:

Executive Producer: Ryan Pemberton

Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell

Episode Mix and Compile: Elina Godwin

Host: Maddy Macquine

Community Coordinators: Chloe Gillespie and Danni Stewart

SYN Community Coordinator: Lee Robinson

Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay

Image: Vlad Tchompalov via Unsplash