Pt 1 - Anxiety is a normal emotion. It’s your brain’s way of reacting to stress and alerting you of potential danger ahead. Have you ever suffered from social anxiety disorder, or do you suspect that you have? This episode will shed some light on the condition, and help you get the help that you might need.

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Childhood is supposed to be a happy, carefree time in our lives - but these days there are so many kids and teenagers who are struggling with anxiety, depression and other related mental health issues. To unpack this, we're joined again on Health Matters by our mental health expert Jeanie Cavé, a clinical psychologist who works with individuals, couples, families, groups, children and adolescents. Brought to you by Cipla.

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Ever felt super confident one moment and suddenly plagued with feelings of fear and anxiety the next? Willem joins the show to talk to Dr Hanan Bushkin about dealing with irrational fears. Dr Hanan shares tips on how to deal with moments like that, and the importance of creating a framework.

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Singer Nathan Ro joins us this week. He has lost 3 friends to suicide this year, and has some questions for Dr Hanan Bushkin about systematic depression, and why psychologists are so expensive. If you need help, you can contact the South African Depression and Anxiety Group on 0800 456 789 (24-hour helpline).

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This week Dr Hanan Bushkin chats to Mandla Mahlangu, who reached out to talk about his depression, anxiety, and mental health as a whole. They also dive into the bad treatment that mental health patients get at public healthcare facilities. Dr Hanan shares ways on how to overcome suicidal thoughts.

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So many people seem to tie their sense of purpose to being a parent, a partner or their job title... but what happens when it all changes? This week Dr Hanan Bushkin delves into how to deal with long term low level anxiety.

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20.09.21 Pt 1 - If there’s one thing that Gareth learnt this past weekend, it’s to appreciate the time you get to spend with your loved ones. Mbulelo insists on the importance of marrying rich, and Dr Hanan Bushkin sheds light on how to deal with long term low level anxiety.

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Dr Hanan Bushkin joins the team to have a candid conversation about mental health and the impact of the Covid-19 vaccine. He advises that people shouldn't wait for happiness, but should dance while the music is playing... and the importance of being able to adjust to new situations that may occur in your life.

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24.05.21 Pt 1 - What’s a weekend without a little drama, as Siya shares how he had to deal with a revolting old man. And our favourite doctor, Dr Hanan Bushkin is back to give us some helpful mental health tips.

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The world is going through tremendous chaos and change, individuals and corporations are trying to adapt to this change with little or no guide or reference point. What is the public ‘bidding’ for? Emotional stability? Consistency? Answers? Hope? Leadership? A blueprint? An escape? Dr Hanan Bushkin - renowned psychologist and head of the Anxiety and Trauma Clinic - chats to Gareth about all this and more.

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