The one about sailing around the world and Australian health care

Community Events


Sabreena Lachlainn shares her dreams of sailing solo around the world with Michelle.

The amazing Dr Ruth McNair from the Northside Clinic updates Anastasia on how Victorian health care is changing to be more supportive of TGD patients. If you have concerns or complaints about the healthcare or mental health care that you – or someone you know – has received, you can contact the Health Complaints Commissioner or the Mental Health Complaints Commissioner.

We admire Kim Petras and Rain Dove  for modelling different ways to deal with transphobic behaviour.

Rowan shares his experience of airport body scans in the US, which can be problematic for trans people. The National Centre for Transgender Equality has some further information.

Anastasia shares her reflections on the experiences of LGBTIQ+ refugees, in the light of the Medevac repeal and some troubling news from Kenya. We highly recommend you sign up to the Canberra Statement on the access to safety and justice for LGBTIQ+ asylum seekers, refugees and other forcibly displaced persons.

We feature the all-trans indie band 4th Curtis.

And we ask that you consider supporting our JOY Nation campaign.

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We know that sometimes it can be hard to know who to talk to if you are experiencing a mental health crisis. If you do not have family and friends living nearby or a strong local support network it can be hard to get through difficult times on your own. Whether you are in a crisis or you just feel down and need to talk to someone, it is important to know that help is available at all hours of the day and night.

There are many free mental health hotlines and mental health online support services across Victoria, which provide crisis support, information, resources, counseling, and therapy to people of all ages.

Where to get help:

  • Your doctor
  • Lifeline, call:  13 11 14
  • Switchboard: 1800 184 527
  • Kids Helpline, call:  1800 55 1800
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline – Call:  1800 200 526
  • Beyondblue –  Call: 1300 22 4636
  • SuicideLine – Call: 1300 651 251

This episode was originally broadcast on 5 December 2019.