Magda Szubanski uncovers our physical and mental health challenges as a nation, and explores how we can all live healthier lives – herself included.
Professor Felice Jacka from our Food & Mood Centre appeared on episode 3 of Magda’s Big National Health Check on ABC last week.
Magda Szubanski brings her inimitable humour and heart to this deeply personal documentary series which explores what health looks like for Australians and investigates how we can all live healthier lives – herself included. Australia has one of the best health systems in the world, so why is it that she’s spent a lifetime battling illness? Magda discovers that she’s not alone: one in two Australians suffer from at least one long-term (or chronic) illness. Deeply invested, Magda identifies the biggest risks to our health – and immerses herself in finding the solutions we need. Inclusive, revelatory and life-affirming, Magda reveals how we can work individually and as a community towards better health – and challenges industry and government to be part of the solution. Magda’s Big National Health Check empowers all of us to make our health and wellbeing a shared priority.
In episode 3, Magda explores the links between our physical and mental health. She uncovers the rising tide of mental health conditions, as the leading chronic disease amongst young people today. Magda discovers the link between food and mental health, when she has her poo tested. It would seem, once again, that mental health needs to be seen as an all-of-society community issue.
Watch Magda’s Big National Health Check on ABC iview now – https://ab.co/3AzbhiK