Listen to PodcastsListen to Podcasts Listen LiveListen Live Now
  • Now Playing: I'm In The Mood (John Lee Hooker),
    Next: Give Em Heaven (Mikole Kaar),
    Previous Track: Creektime (Odetta Hartman)
  • Now Playing: I'm In The Mood (John Lee Hooker),
    Next: Give Em Heaven (Mikole Kaar),
    Previous Track: Creektime (Odetta Hartman)
  • Now Playing: I'm In The Mood (John Lee Hooker),
    Next: Give Em Heaven (Mikole Kaar),
    Previous Track: Creektime (Odetta Hartman)
    
Click here to see full playlist for the last 48hrs
Skip Navigation LinksHome > Programmes > Programme Details

Lighthouse of Hope

Lighthouse of Hope, is a weekly half hour show dedicated to helping anyone with a mental illness or their family, friends, employers, teachers and many other people. Mental illness affects about 1 in 5 New Zealanders. With the right help and support the overwhelming majority of people who experience a mental illness can improve significantly, find ways to manage it and find a positive way through.

We've had a lot of feedback from the PMS episode. Please see your GP if you have severe symptoms or suicidal thoughts.

The show combines the latest research, personal stories and practical advice to help anyone who is struggling with a mental illness. Our guests include, celebrities, experts, people who have personal experience with mental illness, family members affected by mental illness, service providers and many more.

Michael Hempseed is the managing director of the Employee Solution Service and also works as a youth worker helping young people in difficult situations. Michael gained an honors degree in psychology from the University of Canterbury in 2008. He has delivered over 50 workshops on mental health in the last two years, to doctors, teachers, parents, social workers, countless school groups and many more. He has taught classes at the university and at CPIT.  

Michael’s academic areas of interest include suicide prevention, self-harm, preventing sexual abuse and positive psychology. In his free time Michael enjoys traveling, and generally making the most of life, his travels have taken him to the US, UK, China, the Sahara, India, Brazil, Cambodia, The Chernobyl Nuclear reactor, and his adventurous nature has led him to skydive, paraglide and even fly a plane!
Lighthouse of Hope - every Tuesday at 11am and repeated Sunday at 2:30pm

Do you need help? There are over 4000 social services throughout New Zealand! If you are in a rural area there are many phone numbers or people who offer help through the phone or via skype. There will be someone, somewhere who can help, but it may take some time! If you need help, there is a lot of help out there.
Lifeline- 0800 543 354 Lifeline is a free telephone counselling service. It’s free to call from anywhere in NZ and they are 24/7.
Y outhline 0800 37 66 33 or Free TXT 234, or email talk@youthline.co.nz 
We really encourage you to put these numbers in your phone, you never know when they may be needed.
https://www.familyservices.govt.nz/directory/ The Family Services Directory, has a list of almost all the help and support agencies throughout New Zealand!
Stressed or anxious? Try mindfulness -  research has shown it can be one of the most effective treatments for anxiety. http://smilingmind.com.au/
Feeling down or depressed? http://depression.org.nz/

Show Less

Play Episodes

Episode Information

Lighthouse of Hope-13-11-2018 Anger and Aggression
Mental health radio.
Download Episode
Lighthouse of Hope-23-10-2018 Understanding Synthetics
Mental health radio.
Download Episode
Lighthouse of Hope-16-10-2018 Building Resilience
Mental health radio.
Download Episode
Lighthouse of Hope-09-10-2018 Prof David Furgusson
30 Years of Research on Well-being
Download Episode
Lighthouse of Hope-02-10-2018 Sleep
Mental health radio
Download Episode
Lighthouse of Hope-25-09-2018 Overcoming Anxiety Through Drama
Michael and guests talk about overcoming anxiety through drama.
Download Episode
Lighthouse of Hope-18-09-2018 Art Therapy
Mental health radio.
Download Episode
Lighthouse of Hope-04-09-2018 Preventing Suicide
Michael follows up from last week's show with thoughts on suicide prevention
Download Episode
Lighthouse of Hope-28-08-2018 Extreme PMS
What happens when you experience extreme PMS? If you experience severe symptoms or suicidal thoughts please see your GP
Download Episode
Lighthouse of Hope-21-08-2018 Bipolar Disorder
Mental health radio.
Download Episode
Lighthouse of Hope-14-08-2018 Understanding Disabilities
Mental health awareness.
Download Episode
Lighthouse of Hope-07-08-2018 Couples Therapy
Michael chats with a guest about couples therapy.
Download Episode
Lighthouse of Hope-31-07-2018 Overcoming Burnouts
Michael talks with a guest about overcoming burnouts.
Download Episode
Lighthouse of Hope-24-07-2018 Signs of a Negative Relationship
Michael discusses negative relationships with Ronan
Download Episode
Lighthouse of Hope-17-07-2018 Overcoming an Eating Disorder
Ronan shares his story
Download Episode
Lighthouse of Hope-10-07-2018 Understanding Suicide Prevention
Michael talks about suicide prevention
Download Episode
Lighthouse of Hope-26-06-2018 Teenage Brain
Michael explores how the teenage brain works and how to support teenagers
Download Episode

BackBack to Shows

Host: Michael Hempseed Category: Health and Disability Language: English Website: Visit Programme Website Email:

iTunesPodcasts on iTunes

SchedulePlains FM Schedule

Share this programme:

This programme is sponsored by:



See sponsors website