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The Rundown, Ep 4: Mental Health

Katie Oliver
Davina Zimmer
The Rundown EP 4: Mental Health   Davina Zimmer and Katie Oliver

"How are ya?", it's a common Kiwi phrase. But how often do we actually mean it? Join us this week, as we talk about mental health.

Mental health is a big and complex topic. Like life, talking about mental illness can be confusing sometimes. But we've got you sorted.

Listen in as we talk to Dame Sue Bagshaw as she explains the power of not letting mental illness define you. 

Sit down with us as we chat with a young wāhine about grief and the power of simplicity when it comes to looking after your mind.

Learn with us as we explore the intricacies of mental health media reporting and the importance of balancing humanity with fairness. 


If this episode brings anything up for you, please know you're not alone and seek out help. 


Youthline – 0800 376 633, free text 234 or email or online chat.


Lifeline – 0800 543 354 (0800 LIFELINE) or free text 4357 (HELP).


Suicide Crisis Helpline – 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO).


Canterbury and West Coast – 03 379 8415 / 0800 899 276 (1pm to midnight, seven nights).