Have you ever woken up from a nana nap in a mad panic (in your underwear) thinking you’re running late for work, when in fact you’ve already been to work that day? Well if you’ve ever worked shift work before, then I’m sure you will be able to relate to this feeling of confusion and… Continue reading HSW 008: Laughter in the Workplace with Laura Bielich and Jane Coogan
Shift workers can certainly be prone to stress, anxiety and depression as a result of continual disruption to our sleep/wake cycle, eating at irregular times, lack of regular exercise, and a disruption to our social life. This week Audra interviews Clinical Psychologist Carrie Thomson-Casey as she talks more about these disorders, the different types of… Continue reading HSW 007: Stress, Anxiety and Depression with Clinical Psychologist Carrie Thomson-Casey
Hear how a mum juggled shift work around raising her two children, whilst also having her husband work shift work. Believe it or not, shift work suited this family to a ‘T’, but it certainly helped having a husband who’s a bit of a whiz in the kitchen too!
Have you ever wondered how pilots keep themselves healthy whilst jet-setting around the globe? In today’s episode we hear from Qantas First Officer Jess Toghill, who combines flying Boeing 737 aircraft whilst also being an elite cyclist. In fact, we’re not sure if she’s faster on the ground than in the air!
To coincide with World Bipolar Day on March 30th, we’re releasing a bonus episode this week to help bring a global awareness to bipolar disorders, and eliminate the stigma which is often attached to mental health disorders. Audra interviews Dr Erin Michalak from Vancouver, Canada who is the Founder and Leader of the ‘Collaborative RESearch… Continue reading HSW 004: Sleep Deprivation, Mental Health and Bipolar Disorder with Dr Erin Michalak
Have you spent years struggling with your weight and found nothing has ever worked?Well this week Audra chats with Psychotherapist Kate Raines who shares her wisdom on how our emotions (and having a stressful job) can actually be causing our weight to stay put!
Are you used to working 12 hour shifts including night shifts? What about being the only female on shift? This week Audra chats to Christin Plint about what it’s like to work in the male dominated mining industry, along with her two passions – travelling to obscure destinations and saving the orang-utans
In the very first episode of The Healthy Shift Worker, Audra interviews Jody Stark from the QLD Regional Sleep Clinic to learn more about sleep, what exactly is it, and how to overcome one particular sleep disorder called sleep apnea.
In this very first episode of The Healthy Shift Worker, the CEO of the Wellness Couch, Marcus Pearce interviews the host, Shift Work Veteran and Accredited Trainer, Audra Starkey. We hear a little about Audra’s story, why she decided to launch the show, and what type of topics are going to be covered throughout this… Continue reading HSW 000: Introducing The Host Audra Starkey