In this special extended episode of the What If? podcast, Luke Goode talks about the future of mental health with a panel of international experts who were recently brought together as part of an Australia and New Zealand lecture tour entitled ‘Mental Health Crisis.’

Featured in this episode are: 

Maria Bradshaw, co-founder and CEO of CASPER (Community Action on Suicide Prevention Education & Research), and organiser of the lecture tour.

Robert Whitakerscience journalist and author.

Professor Peter Gøtzsche, physician, medical researcher, and leader of the Nordic Cochrane Center.

David Carmichael, executive director of Canadians for Vanessa’s Law and the global awareness campaign Know Your Drugs.

Professor Roger Mulder, expert in mood disorders, personality disorders, and suicide from the University of Otago Medical School.

Dr Melissa Raven, psychiatric, epidemiologist, and policy analyst from the Univesity of Adelaide.

Dr Bruce Cohen, senior lecturer in sociology at the University of Auckland.




This is the sixth episode of a podcast series entitled What IF? (Imagined Futures). In this series of conversations with scholars, researchers, and experts from a wide range of disciplines we explore some of the big challenges and opportunities that the future presents.

What IF? (Imagined Futures) is hosted by Luke Goode.

For more of our audio and visual content, check out our YouTube channel, or head to the University of Auckland’s manuscripts and archives collection.

Disclaimer: The ideas expressed in this podcast reflect the views of the guests and not necessarily the views of The Big Q. 

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