As part of SBS’s Mind Your Health initiative, which began in October 2022, new content including season two of the meditation podcast Great Minds have been launched for this World Mental Health Day.
Great Minds is hosted by Walkley-award winning journalist Sarah Malik and features five experts from different cultural disciplines to guide you through your meditation. The first three episodes feature Warrimay Birrbay artist Nicole Smede and includes a Ngarayamūrah meditation. Ngarayamūrah is a Gammēya-Dharrawal word which translates as listening to and connecting with Country.
Also released are new videos on breast and cervical cancer screening, harnessing positive stress and an explainer on dental healthcare. The video explainer about the importance of breast cancer screening is available in ten languages and a further comprehensive explainer on accessing free medical services, produced by SBS’s Australia Explained, in 21 languages. These will be available October 12.
Director of Audio and Language Content, David Hua said:
“It’s great to have these important stories and resources available in our most widely spoken languages in Australia.
Looking after your health can be hard at the best of times, but it can be even more challenging when you have just arrived in Australia or have low English proficiency, so I’m thrilled we are celebrating the first birthday of Mind Your Health with more useful and important content for our audiences in their first languages.
It’s important to know where to get help and our upcoming explainers on the importance of cancer screening and accessing free medical services will help support more Australians get the care they need.”
The Mind Your Health portal is an online collection of stories and resources from across the SBS network designed to inform and inspire multicultural, multilingual and First Nations audiences to care for their mental health and general wellbeing. The portal also features Mind Your Health in your language a collection of articles on health and wellbeing available in Arabic, Cantonese, English, Filipino, Hindi, Korean, Mandarin, Punjabi, Spanish, and Vietnamese.