We are living through times where terms like 'gender incongruence' and 'gender dysphoria' constitute - for some - the beginning of a journey of 'gender-affirming' care, with all that it entails. In this episode, we go on a journey of exploration with Dr Wendy Duncan and Dr Elna Rudolph. In proud association with Adcock Ingram OTC Sponsors of Brave.

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The role of 'companion animals' in providing comfort for those living with mental health problems has been studied, with positive benefits demonstrated. Dogs are the most commonly used in these situations, but what about horses? In this episode, we’ll be focusing on Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) - with guests Sarah Garland and Fiona Bromfield, both certified Equine Assisted Therapy facilitators. In proud association with Adcock Ingram OTC Sponsors of Brave.

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Sharing your personal experiences, thoughts, self-doubt, and hopelessness can be rather uncomfortable. This week, Simphiwe and Mash talk to Gugulethu Nyatsumba - a YouTuber and podcaster - about receiving funding, learning to open up on public platforms, and working with a team.

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If you have a YouTube channel, you've probably thought about walking away from it at least once! This week, Simphiwe and Mash engage with award-winning YouTuber, Yolz - who actually did just that. She unpacks her journey of initially creating hair content, to opening up about being honest with herself, and what led to the ultimate decision of leaving YouTube.

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A successful business has many components. Increasingly, organisations are focusing on employee wellness, understanding that a healthy workforce is a fundamental requirement for organisational health. Whilst physical health has been an obvious priority, the importance of mental health is now more clearly understood to impact significantly on employee performance… and the health of any business. Professors Renata Schoeman and Karen Milner join the discussion.  In proud association with Adcock Ingram OTC Sponsors of Brave.

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Simphiwe and Mash welcome their very first couple on the show, Siza and Mzwandile Ndlovu. With over 4.4 million views on YouTube, the two open up on how they started creating content together, suffering from social anxiety, having an engaging audience called the #GentleGiants, and the benefits of being able to reach out to other content creators for advice.

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The gut and the brain are linked, and that link may be more than the gut simply sending a message to the brain after a meal to signal satisfaction. What if the gut was a brain, of sorts? What if your mental health potentially depended on your gut health… could the gut be the next frontier of major advances in neuroscience? We speak to Professors Sian Hemmings and Anwar Mall to find out. In proud association with Adcock Ingram OTC Sponsors of Brave.

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We got an email from one of our listeners with a similar issue to something Simphiwe wanted some help with. Simphiwe joins the show to seek advice from Dr Hanan Bushkin on how to deal with a recent break-in at her home.

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31.10.22 Pt 1 - Do South Africans celebrate Halloween? Mash shares the most popular cosmetic procedures in different parts of the world... and should the Gauteng premier write off Soweto’s Eskom debt of close to R5bn?

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21.10.22 Pt 1 - Have you ever considered capturing a giraffe? Ben shares how he has picked up a new hobby, and gets into a mental health discussion with Gareth. Should people rather share their good mental health moments?

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