Your Active Approach to Mental Health

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Episode 115 – Your Active Approach to Mental Health

Chris and Rowan discuss the idea that we will each have our own unique recipe for mental health and we will each need to find an authentic and effective way of maintaining our mental well-being that works best for us.
In this episode, we discuss how you can go about finding your own unique recipe for mental health, even when you’re not feeling the best.

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This Week’s Links

Below are some resources on different things that might make up part of your recipe for mental health.

A Recipe for Mental Health – An article written by Chris on the different elements that can make up your recipe for mental health

Not Just Genes – A Recipe for Mental Health – Episode 19 of Psych Spiels and Silver Linings

Discerning Our Stress Signature – Episode 36 of Psych Spiels and Silver Linings

Drive, Soothing and Threat – Seeking a Synergy of Systems – Episode 21 of Psych Spiels and Silver Linings

Boost Your Well-Being with Acts of Kindness – An article written by Chris on the mental health benefits of performing kind acts

How Pets Can Boost Our Well-Being – An article written by Chris on zooeiya, or the positive health benefits that can come from interacting with pets

The Many Health Benefits of Spirituality – An article written by Chris on the scientific case for the benefits of having spiritual beliefs

The Presenters

Rowan Mackey is a content producer and digital creative. After studying sports media and law at the University of Canberra, he found himself drawn to digital media after attending the first conference for podcasters in the southern hemisphere, We Are Podcast in 2016. He is also the principal of Easygoing Digital, where he has been involved in over 1,000,000 podcast downloads as a presenter and producer.

He spent five years producing the official Geelong Cats AFL and AFLW podcasts and is a producer of the TV show Destination Happiness airing nationally in Australia on Channel 9 and Internationally with the Discovery Channel. He has also worked with notable organisations such as The Geelong Grammar School and Lifeline.

Rowan is the Digital Media Manager at Chris Mackey and Associates.

Chris Mackey is a clinical and counselling psychologist and Fellow of The Australian Psychological Society with 40 years of psychotherapy experience. The second edition of Chris’s book, The Positive Psychology of Synchronicity: Enhance Your Mental Health with the Power of Coincidence, was released internationally in August 2019.

Chris is also the resident psychologist for TV show Destination Happiness, where he presents the “Happy Mind” segment, involving brief tips based on the science of positive psychology. He also writes a regular opinion column for The Geelong Advertiser and is the resident psychologist on K-Rock radio in the mornings.

Chris was the recipient of the 2019 Australian Allied Health Impact Award for his clinical research and training, media involvement and for authoring a book on positive psychology and synchronicity.

Get in touch with Chris and Rowan – [email protected]

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