Author Archives

About Angus

Born in Sydney in 1975, Angus grew up in the northern suburbs of Sydney and later in the Western Suburbs of Sydney. Over the years he has been a check out operator, charity collection agent for the Muscualr Dystrophy Association, Apple Repair Technician and is a former Director and all rounder type computer and network technician of Little Computer People. He is married to Michelle, who he met on-line back in the good old days of the internet when it was considered a big no-no to have physically met someone you chat to on-line for fear of harm. He has lived in Melbourne for two years, then moved back to Sydney for eleven years, but is once again back in Melbourne. It is nicer than Sydney for artistic purposes and coolness factor. As of now he lives in Pascoe Vale, fixes computers and networks, takes photos of all sorts of things as a hobby and builds lego to help deal with his depression. Capril means even more to him now.

John Murch talks to Alisson and Peter Marsland

Radio is an intimate medium and for many people, Richard Marsland was and remains their inspiration. John Murch set about to find out more about Richard’s life and he spoke with Alisson and Peter Marsland, Richard’s parents.
Click here to read more…


Anonymous – What it’s like dealing with Australia’s mental health system

I’ve tried to access mental health services through my GP. For three months I kept attending appointments to have the long session, which would get me access to mental health services under medicare. Every time, the doctor was too busy. I changed doctors, same issue. The GP’s can deal with physical problems fine, but mental health, that’s not important.
Click here to read more…


Understanding Anxiety

Anxiety is more than just feeling stressed or worried. Anxious feelings are a normal reaction to a situation where a person feels under pressure – for example, meeting work deadlines, sitting exams or speaking in front of a group of people. Anxiety is the most common mental health condition in Australia. On average, one in four people – one in three women and one in fve men – will experience anxiety at some stage in their life.
Click here to read more…


Capril 2015 is just around the corner…

In just a few short weeks, Capril will kick off once again. We hope to be able to help remove the stigma with depression, anxiety and mental health issues. This year is a little more personal for myself, Angus, as in 2014 I was diagnosed with depression.
Click here to read more…


Being a Dad with Depression – and dealing with it

Being a Dad is great, dealing with depression is not so great and being a Dad with depression can be tough. Everyone gets sad from time to time and I think it’s good to have moments of sadness and depression in our lives so we can stop and take stock of why we are feeling this way and do something about it.
Click here to read more…


Emotional Health During Early Parenthood

Having a baby is one of the biggest life-changing experiences you’ll ever have. Some women describe feeling joy, achievement, relief and strength after giving birth. For others, however, the experiences of giving birth and caring for a new baby are vastly different from what they were expecting.
Click here to read more…