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Plains FM podcasts: a diverse health and wellbeing resource

Thursday, May 09, 2019   Posted in: Resources and Information By: Administrator With tags: resources, information, health, wellbeing, Communication

Looking for tips for health and wellbeing for yourself or to share with your team, organisation or community as the winter months creep in? Your local community access radio station Plains FM has a wealth of health and wellbeing tips for winter and beyond available at the turn of a dial or the click of a mouse.

Local experts in health and wellbeing from around Christchurch and Canterbury share their knowledge on wide-ranging topics including:

  • nutrition;
  • mental health;
  • Pacific health and wellbeing;
  • alcohol addiction;
  • natural remedies;
  • self-empowerment; and much, much more!

Podcasts are a great popular and portable way to learn and a resource to share with others. Links to podcasts are available for other organisations and groups to use as a resource link on websites and in social media, newsletters or emails – go viral!

Check out the local programmes on offer by clicking on the links below. Enjoy!

Keep an eye on the Plains FM website for new programmes beginning all the time.

  • Alcoholics Anonymous Radio Show: recovering alcoholics talk about their journey – the most popular access radio show in Aotearoa!
  • Changing Lenses: health and wellbeing from the perspective of an integrative nurse coach.
  • Dr Carl Bamlet - The Modern Caveman: health and the importance of healthy bodies to improve business performance.
  • Eat to Thrive: practical ideas about nutrition without food fads or restrictive diets.
  • Find Your Bliss: self empowerment, happiness and wellbeing.
  • Foster Wellness: personal stories of wellness and healing.
  • Goals and Growth: useful daily habits for growth and achieving goals.
  • Health and Safety Unplugged: simple tips and insights into health and safety in the workplace.
  • Lighthouse of Hope: mental health awareness and support including the latest research, personal stories and practical advice.
  • Medicine Man: advice on natural medicine.
  • Polyhood: issues and news to improve Pasifika well-being with an entertaining twist.
  • Quiet Minds: mental health issues and stories hosted by consumers of mental health services.
  • Sensing Bros: positive psychology and culturally informed insights on issues impacting personal and social wellbeing.
  • STeudaemonia: international students host discussions and interviews about how to live well in NZ (various languages).
  • Voice of Pacific Women: healthy lifestyle messages on nutrition and physical activity for Pasifika communities.

Get in touch with the Plains FM team if you or your organisation are interested in creating health and wellbeing content for broadcast or podcast (info[at]

Healthy Christchurch Champions

  • Canterbury District Health Board
  • Christchurch City Council
  • Environment Canterbury
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ngai Tahu
  • NZ Police
  • Pegasus Health
  • University of Otago, Christchurch