Build 'Em Up

Build 'Em Up

Our Build ‘Em Up podcast features upbeat local community experiences & inspirational rural health stories to help build the health & wellbeing of rural, regional & remote communities around Australia. https://www.ruralhealth.org.au/buildemup

Episodes

June 29, 2022 28 min

In Episode 15 we chat with Nicki Bardwell, CEO of Fair Game. Fair Game has been around for over 10 years and delivers unique health and fitness programs and pre-loved sporting equipment to remote and under-serviced communities around Australia, predominantly in WA.

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In Episode 14 we chat with Emma Sullings, founder of the Happy Boxes Project. This charity provides toiletries and beauty products to women and girls in remote parts of Australia. Their network of coordinators in remote communities help to ensure “happy boxes” of personal care items reach those most in need. 

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In Episode 13 we chat with Sallie Jones and Steve Ronalds, co-founders of Gippsland Jersey. Gippsland Jersey is giving dairy farmers a fair gate-price for their local milk and supporting farmers’ mental health. This episode includes discussion of mental health issues, so if it raises any concerns for you, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14, or Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636.

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In Episode 12 we chat with Kylie Toynton, a speech pathologist from Gunnedah in north-west NSW who is building a digital service – with the support of an nbnTM Innovate grant – to offer synchronous online allied health therapy and training packages for parents, teachers and schools.

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In Episode 11 of Build ‘Em Up we chat to Bendigo GP Kirby White who responded to the COVID-19 PPE crisis by hand-sewing protective gowns to give to doctors free of charge, and then setting up her initiative Gowns for Doctors. This was on top of being recently married and establishing her own GP practice just as the pandemic hit Australia. Kirby is yet to find the time to arrange a honeymoon! 

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Are you dreaming of a healthier festive season? In Episode 10 of the Build ‘Em Up podcast we catch up with Shanna Whan, the founder of Sober in the Country. Almost single-handedly, Shanna is leading the conversation about alcohol addiction in rural Australia and is working flat strap, day-in and day-out, to change the culture of drinking in the bush through the campaign, it’s OK2SAYNO to an alcoholic beverage.

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In Episode 9 of Build ‘Em Up we catch up with Richard Fletcher, founder of the SMS4dads campaign, along with Nathan Johnson, a rural dad from Dubbo in Central West NSW. After 20 years of trying to get new fathers to attend parenting sessions, Richard flipped the format and started sending fathers evidence-based tips and support via text message on their phones, to guide them through their parenting journey. The campaign also raises...

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Episode 8 of Build ‘Em Up is a special podcast with guest host, Jen Beer, a Darlot woman who works with regional and remote communities for nbnTM. We chatted with the team at the Gurriny Yealamucka (Gurriny) Health Service Aboriginal Corporation at Yarrabah in Far North Queensland - Chief Executive Sue Andrews and Medical Director Dr Jason King. 

Themes included expanding the medical perspective of primary care to encompass social, ...

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 In Episode 7 of the Build ‘Em Up podcast we chatted to the Royal Flying Doctor Service’s chief storyteller, Lana Mitchell, about the unique role of the RFDS in supporting communities in the far reaches of Australia. The flight crews and health professionals never forget how privileged they are to be part of the RFDS team that serves the thousands of rural towns, properties, outback stations and remote communities across the countr...

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Aussie professional athlete Sam Tait has a more fulfilling life than he ever dreamed of when he was a young man, which includes going for a medal at the Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing next March. 

Chatting with the Build ‘Em Up podcast team, the now famous sit-skier shares his journey, including never feeling happier, since a fateful day in 2013 when he came off a motorbike and became a complete paraplegic through a T10 spinal c...

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Drought Angels began with two Queensland friends who wanted to thank local farming families, one at a time, for their unrelenting contribution to Australian agriculture. This gesture, if the form of personal support for life essentials, has grown into an extraordinary national enterprise.   Visit: ruralhealth.org.au/buildemup

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In Episode 4 we chat to Jack Jones from the Banksia Project, who is on the road travelling around Australia giving communities a homegrown, safe space for local rural men to open up about their own mental health and, together, build a mental health community network.

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Dr Melanie Johnson is a specialist obstetrician and gynaecologist at Mt Barker in South Australia who provides compassionate expert care for women through their lives. Taking advantage of a grant through the Innovate with nbnTM Grants Program to purchase state-of-the-art equipment, Mel and her team in the Adelaide Hills are providing services that clients previously needed to travel to the city for. Visit: https://ruralhealth.org.a...

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In Episode 2 we chat with Faye McMillan. Faye grew up on Wiradjuri country at Trangie in Central West New South Wales and is now living in a small country town in the Riverina. 

Faye is Australia’s first Indigenous pharmacist, an esteemed academic and educational leader, and an experienced board director. She’s also a proud mother of two boys, as well as being a sister, an aunty, and a friend to many in her world. 

Faye was recently ...

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 In this first episode of Build ‘em up, we Zoom-link with Torres Strait Islander Elsie Seriat who is an inspirational mum of two young boys. Elsie has many PBs (personal bests) to her name, including an OAM for service to her community, crossing the finish line in the New York Marathon and encouraging her mum – and many in her family and communities across Australia – to take up running for health. 

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A great Queensland country bloke with a mullet is the inspiration behind the name of the Australian rural health podcast Build ‘Em Up.

Songwriter and performer Josh Arnold composed a country song called Build ‘em up as pick-me-up for rural, regional and remote communities during COVID-19. People from right across the rural landscape contributed words, phrases and poems to bring the song to life in 2020.

Have a listen to the full song...

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