Better Together Podcast

Dr Sarah Hewat, Kevin Smith, Prof. Russell Roberts and Mark Dobson

41 min

Dr David Lawrence, University of Western Australia

37 min

Dr Erin Smith, Dart Centre Asia Pacific

26 min

Lex de Man AFSM, Victoria Police Legacy

33 min


Rebecca Pierce, Ambulance Victoria

12 min


Margaret ‘Margie’ Lewis, Victoria Police

19 min

RSS Better Together Podcast
  • Leading for Better Mental Health
    The program lead and three facilitators speak about how the Leading for Better Mental Health program and pilot developed, what’s unique about it, and how is helps leaders to build psychologically safe workplaces.
  • Mental Health Research
    We speak with Dr Lawrence about two important research studies he’s led that have provided baseline data around the wellbeing of people in the sector nationwide; Beyond Blue's Answering the Call and After the Fires
  • Emergency Response
    We speak with Dr Erin Smith about lessons from research for supporting mental health.
  • Leadership and Recovery
    ESF CEO Siusan MacKenzie and Kate Siebert, state manager emergency services with Victorian Red Cross, speak with Elizabeth McNaughton, an expert in disaster recovery
  • Peer Support Dogs
    We speak with Ambulance Victoria's Senior Manager of Peer and Pastoral Care, Wellbeing and Support Services about peer support dog program.
  • Motherhood and Mental Injury
    We speak with Senior Sergeant, Debbie Day from Victoria Police about the challenges balancing motherhood and a career.
  • Loss and Leadership
    Victoria Police Legacy CEO, Lex de Man AFSM speaks about the loss of life on duty he has experienced and what that taught him about leadership.
  • Women's Health Week - Bec Pierce, Ambulance Vicotira
    ESF's CEO, Siusan MacKenzie and Learning Program Manager, Dr Sarah Hewat talk with Bec from Ambulance Victoria.
  • Women's Health Week - Margie Lewis, Victoria Police
    ESF's CEO, Siusan MacKenzie and Learning Program Manager, Dr Sarah Hewat talk with Margie from Victoria Police.