Former top-rated Brisbane radio host Louise Poole opens up about her struggle with depression

Brisbane’s 97.3 FM has been missing her voice for 18 months now, but Louise Poole‘s raw new podcast seriesReframe Of Mind, has raced to number 7 on the Australian Mental Health podcast charts after only six episodes.

Louise says, “I really felt like I needed a change after leaving Brisbane’s 97.3 FM, but radio has been running thick and fast through my veins since I was 14. Like it or not, it was a prominent part of my identity.”

With business partner Andy Le Roy, Louise established Welcome Change Media and Reframe Of Mind emerged as a passion project for the pair as they continued to interview guests for their first series.

The shape of their original intention morphed from a 10-episode series of mental health conversations and tips from people with lived experience and scientific insights, into a 42-part series that now includes the experiences and journeys of both hosts.

Louise says “I’ve been to some pretty dark places, not just in my professional career, but with events from childhood and early adulthood. Reframe Of Mind is cathartic, but it is also so much more than Andy and I facing and sharing our demons. We really want others to hear this and know they’re not alone, how they feel is valid, and there is a way out of those dark places.”

Guests in the current episodes include 2021 QLD Australian Of The Year Dinesh Palipana, Dr Kimberley Norris from the University of Tasmania, Dr Lisa Saulsman from the University of Western Australia, Founder and CEO of LA JOIE SKIN, Daphne Kapetas, Scientia Professor Joe Forgas from the University of New South Wales, 2021 Young Australian of the Year Nathan Parker, Professor of Entrepreneurship from La Trobe University Alex Maritz and Female Economy Expert Jacinta Carboon.

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