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Mindclickers is an insight into the Psychological & Performance demands of competitive Esports. We aim to provide insights from Professional Players, Coaches, Shoutcasters, Organisational Owners, and Esports Researchers within the scene.
 
This podcast aims to inspire social workers to: Discover new areas of practice Gain insight into specialty areas and learn new skills How to combine different specialties Be motivated and inspired by hearing the stories of other social workers and not only hear about their successes but also hear about their struggles , challenges, and fears Learn about some of the different fields of social work, how to work with each other and what are some of the strengths and limitations of those areas a ...
 
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Anxiety in Teens What is anxiety How to identify anxiety in teens Tips on how to initiate a conversation with your teen about their anxiety Self-help strategies How to know when your child may need professional help and what options are available Piera unpacks some of the signs and symptoms of anxiety in teens. She shares ways to start conversation…
 
Blog posts https://thetherapyhub.com.au/how-can-i-approach-someone-with-depression-or-anxiety/ https://thetherapyhub.com.au/difficultconversationsteens/ Youth Mental Health First Aid Training https://thetherapyhub.com.au/youth-mental-health-first-aid/ MHFA australia mhfa.com.au/ Here are the details to the free webinar series I am running, feel fre…
 
EMDR explained, with Caroline Burrows. Caroline is an Accredited EMDR Trainer and Consultant with a background in Clinical Social Work and Psychotherapy. Through the delivery of innovative EMDR training and consultation services, she encourages, inspires and motivates EMDR therapists in their clinical work. She is also an experienced clinical super…
 
What is mental health? It’s like health it’s on a continuum You can have good health or poor health You can have an illness and it can be managed and have good health What are some of the barriers to help-seeking? Help-seeking is low across all ages, Young people are less likely to seek help Low levels of stigma towards others but higher self-stigm…
 
Episode 5!! In the following episode, I had the pleasure to sit down with Benjamin Portheault, a Performance coach for mental athletes, specializing in chess. Benjamin shared his experiences within the coaching field, alongside how this translates for Esports athletes. The following episode includes; Chess background - Entry into the scene Data sci…
 
Lauchlan has a special interest counselling teens and adults who are experiencing trauma or anxiety, and with people from LGBTIQA+ communities. Lauchlan runs LGBTIQA+ small group supervision for practitioners and other professionals. If you would like to hear more about Lauchlan’s social work journey check out our earlier interview on episode 20. h…
 
Episode 4!? We are back with a legendary episode featuring Tekcro, the Jr NYSL Graphics Designer, to provide an insight into the process and his background. I've always dabbled in graphics design, but I was more than happy to let Tekcro take reign of the episode and listen to his previous experiences, alongside hearing his mindset towards inspirati…
 
SEASON 3 EPISODE 3! WOOOOO What an episode! I had the absolute pleasure of sitting down with previous Immortals Academy Jungler, Nicholas James Joseph "Potluck" Pollock. Potluck's insights towards League of Legends allowed myself to better understand the professional scene, as he provides insights towards the demands and requirements of professiona…
 
We are BACK! Your favourite podcasts providing insights into some of the best Esports personalities around the globe - Mindclickers. Episode 2 kicks off with Jax Garret, founder and CEO of the GGWP Academy, and online platform catered towards providing education surrounding content creation. If there is anyone who would know anything about startups…
 
In this episode, Allison and I discuss the importance of gender-inclusive health care. We discuss ways individual practitioners can show support, be a safe person to talk to and other ways to be a more inclusive practitioner. Allison shares with listeners how she recognised a need for inclusive health care and applied for an innovation challenge , …
 
We are BACK! Your favourite podcasts providing insights into some of the best Esports personalities around the globe - Mindclickers. To kick it off with Season 3, we have John McDonald (JohnnyBoy_i) and David Lane (Yumi_Cheeseman), both professional Rocket League Commentators, with years of experience under their belt. If there is anyone who would …
 
Managing Burnout in Private Practice. Karen shares with listeners her Social Work journey. We talk about working with women and children, managing burnout and the importance of supervision. Join the Inside Social Work Facebook Group Join the Inside Social Work Podcast mailing list to get your free social work career guide Visit the website for the …
 
OCE! What a scene, that's growing and will continue to grow. In the following episode, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Acethem aka Alex, CEO of the 1620 Kings! Alex's passion for growth and ensuring that he is enabling the kings to grow, really shines through as Alex shares some insights and his vision for the scene. Topics covered in the f…
 
Katilin is a recent graduate currently working in Katherine NT in an aboriginal controlled health service as a dual diagnosis worker. The work she does is complex for so many reasons , and she was considering working up to the Northern Territory; she struggled to find any information about what social work would look like in that area. Kaitlin shar…
 
Looking to get into Esports? Do not miss this episode! In the following episode, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Amy Palmer, president of the Misfits Agency and CEO of PowerwomanTV. Amy provides a lot of knowledge for those looking to enter Esports and how to develop and build your brand, a big thing that many people fail to do. Topics cove…
 
S2:E19 of Mindclickers arrives with ApparentlyJack from Dignitas. Jack's passion is very obvious as he speaks in-depth about his mindset towards professional Rocket League. The following episode contains detailed insights into; • Jacks background and entry into Rocket League • Dealing with the balance of school • Adapting to pre warmups • Sleep, Hy…
 
Kansas City Pioneers! I was very excited to sit down with Mark and talk about everything North American Esports, a scene that I have been exploring moreso recently. Mark's passion for the KCP is really highlighted by his vision to create the best organisation that helps to acknowledge player health and wellbeing, whilst striving for performance. In…
 
Ian's passion for Halo is some of the best that we've heard, as we chat about the history of Halo as an Esport and how it progressed to be one of the most popular games. Ian has had his fair share of experiences within the Esports scene, especially as a player and coach where he adopted a holistic mindset towards his player's performance Topics cov…
 
How are you showing up in the job hunting space? With Kate Taylor Founder and managing director of TaylorCare group Kate Taylor, runs a recruitment agency in community services for 8 years and is a RUOK Ambassador and entrepreneur. In this episode Kate Taylor shares some of her tips to improve your resume and cover letter. She talks about how all c…
 
Kaplan's insights and passion for competitive Esports really shine through, as we explore a few varying topics that are being talked about within the scene. Kaplan has completed a Bachelor of Psychology at the University of Washington. In the following episode we chat about; Building a team culture and exploring team dynamics Balancing study and wo…
 
In the following episode, I chat with Dave Harris, who is the managing director at Guinevere Capital, currently involved in consulting and managing multiple esports projects including London Spitfire, XL Esports, and the Esports high-performance centres at the Sydney cricket ground and Eden park stadium and also apart of the new League of legends O…
 
Casey Thomas is an Elite Performance Dietitian, who does private practice work, and works with the University of Los Angeles (UCLA). Casey also wrote a thesis looking at energy drinks and their cognitive effect on elite-level league of legends players. Visit Casey's nutrition website here -> https://gamerdiet.gg/ In the following episode, we discus…
 
Supporting father with Don Alford This episode's guest is Dom. Dom Alford works as A Project Coordinator - Support for Fathers at Relationships Australia Victoria. Resources from todays episode https://www.relationshipsvictoria.com.au/ https://supportforfathers.com.au/ Join the Inside Social Work Facebook Group Join the Inside Social Work Podcast m…
 
Zack's experience within the League of Legends scene is expansive and it shows as he speaks about his experiences shoutcasting, coaching and playing. Zack and I sit down to chat about the following topics Playing for Sequential, Mindfreak, Eviscerate, AGA, LGC Time as coach for Avant OCE Scene - Rivalry in international space Mental toughness and t…
 
Amberly shares her experience working in disability services as a support worker. She has worked through recent bushfires the Covid 19 pandemic and lockdown and currently dealing with flooding. We talk about self-care ,advocacy, intersectionality and working with high support needs . Amberly shares her ideas on how to get through so many difficult …
 
I am joined here today by Robert Yip, previous performance coach for the previous Misfits and Immortals, and head coach for FlyQuest. Robert has worked 5 years in the 2 in LEC, 3 in LCS, 3 splits as a head coach and 7 as a performance coach, alongside as having 8 years' experience working in traditional sport. Apologies for interruption at 65 Minut…
 
Exploring mindfulness with Associate Professor Craig Hassed. Associate Professor Craig Hassed, shares with listeners some of basics of mindfulness, what it is, how we can do it and what the benefits are. He also shares how we can use it to reduce our own mental clutter while also sharing tips on how to introduce it in our work. About Associate Prof…
 
In the following episode, I had the pleasure to chat with Michael Gradisar - a sleep scientist, sleep psychologist and professor. Michael's experience and passion for sleep has allowed him to publish research alongside creating winksleep.online that features blogs, courses and books. The following episode touches on the following; 1. Importance of …
 
In the following episode, I chat with Dr Ryan Terao, a licensed clinical psychologist who works within the Esports industry as an Esports psychologist, mental performance coach and Esports program developer. He has experience working in League of Legends, Rainbow 6 Siege and Valorant. The following episode features the following topics; Creating bu…
 
In the following episode, I chat with Hector Melendez, a Strength and Conditioning coach from the US, with a passion for everything health and Esports. Hectors passion lies within his business, as he helps coach clients through exercises as an S&C Coach, directly improving their quality of life. Further, Hector is also the Head of Fitness over at G…
 
In the following episode, I had the pleasure to sit down and chat with Connaire "Concentric" Delaney Mcnulty from Tent England, an Esports Performance Coach working with Enclave. Connaire also has a background in martial arts, being an amateur world champion in 2015. He also has a first class degree in sports performance, with the majority of his 3…
 
In the following episode I sit down and chat with Charlie Beestone. Charlie is registered Performance Nutritionist, with experience in working in elite sport in a variety of sports including Rugby, Football, Netball, Olympic Weightlifting, Triathlon, Strongman, Equestrian and many more. He is also a lecturer in Sport and Exercise Nutrition at Hartp…
 
In the following episode, I sit down with a long time pal of mine, Regan "Regzz" Campbell. Regan's previous experience in sales, motivated him to start and found his first online business; Player 2 Second Hand Gaming. The goal of Player 2 is to provide customers with the nostalgia of playing retro and old classics, for a cheap price. This episode g…
 
In the following episode, I sit down with Jared "PiG" Krensel. An absolute leader in the Starcraft 2 scene globally, providing content for all new, current and future Starcraft 2 players. Jared's experience in Starcraft 2 is nothing short of amazing, previously winning the 2016 WCS Winter Regional Challenger and performing exceptionally in many min…
 
Welcome to Mindclickers; Season 2, Episode 4. In the following episode I dive in with Joe, an experienced telecom salesman by day, but leading and hungry Esports CEO at night. Joe draws on his past experiences when he first helped to start an organisation, followed by taking a social media manager role with FURY. Joe slowly grinding the solo Q of l…
 
In the following episode I talk with Violeta Ivanova, a Physiotherapist from Finland with a passion for the Esports scene. Violeta has completed a thesis looking at carpal tunnel injuries within Esports, which helps to add to the ever increasing list of current Esports physical health research. Violeta shares her experiences from her degree whilst …
 
Welcome to S2 E2 of Mindclickers. In the following episode, In the following episode I talk with the amazing Josh "Shinobi" Abastado, as he provides a surreal insight into his previous coaching and also performance as an in game leader coming off the Cloud 9 Valorant team. Josh goes in depth as he touches on the importance of having confidence, eff…
 
Welcome to Season 2, Episode 1 of Mindclickers! In the following episode I have a chat with Matthew, who is a seasoned Esports shoutcaster, currently engaged in both CS:GO and Valorant. Matthew previously competed semi-professionally in Paladins, where he experimented with shoutcasting soon after. Listen to Matthew share some vital and pivotal tips…
 
Working with young people in forensic services In this episode, Susan Hancox shares her experience working in forensics services. She shares with the listeners her journey into social work and further studies in psychology. We discuss the raise the age campaign and some of the reasons that social workers, other allied health, and medical profession…
 
In the following episode, listen to Anthony describe himself being in the flow state, and having the ability to out edge his opponents mentally to be concise, and perform consistently. Anthony also talks about the importance of team communication and team culture alongside briefly talking about the impact of injury and self confidence. Anthony refl…
 
In the following episode, I chat with Tim Joyce, who established the University of Queensland's Esports program. Tim is currently interning for the Queensland Firebirds Netball team, expanding his marketing network and gaining insight into the industry. Listen to Tim reflect back on his time developing the Esports program and the requirements in pl…
 
Jude is an accredited mental health social worker, counsellor and therapist. In this week's episode, she shares with listeners her journey leading to working in perinatal and infant mental health. She talks about some of the challenges working in that space and what it can bring up for you about your own childhood and relationships within your fami…
 
In the following episode, I chat with Jack "Wryce" Birmingham who is currently a free agent after coming of the Dire Wolves Valorant roster. Jack talks about his experience in Esports and what it took to transform from casual gameplay to competition. Listen to Jack breakdown different Valorant scenarios as we discuss the variations and dynamic diff…
 
In the following episode I chat with Alex Blaikie, who works at ESL Australia to help promote, market and organise large scale events including the Intel Extreme Masters in Sydney. Alex also previously developed Gadget Games, where he created the first standalone battle royal game "Down to one". Listen to Alex talk about the future of Esports in th…
 
Mindclickers is a show where I chat with professional esports athletes in an array of games from League of Legends, Counterstrike, Valorant and StarCraft. In the following episode, I talk with Julian "Rev" Joachim, an Australian National Karate and StarCraft 2 Grandmaster athlete. We discuss the importance of physical activity for overall wellbeing…
 
Mindclickers is a show where I chat with professional esports athletes in an array of games from League of Legends, Counterstrike, Valorant and Starcraft. In the following Episode, I talk with Toby "Udysof" Horne who is a professional Oceania League of Legends player for the Dire Wolves. Toby talks in detail about his experiences at the 2018 League…
 
In this week's episode, I interview Justine Grimmer about her experiences working in ED mental health services. Justine has come into social work after a number of years working in welfare and community development roles and several attempts at trying to work at the teacher. She found her heart was in social work, went back to university in her 30’…
 
Dr Rosemary Higgins joins me in the podcast to discuss Motivational Interviewing. Rosemary has vast experience in the domains of research and practice. With over 50 publications in peer reviewed journals she is internationally renowned in her field. Rosemary is interested in the areas of lifestyle and behaviour change including smoking cessation an…
 
Working in mental health advocacy and peer work. In this week's episode, Matthew Jackman shares with listeners some of his experiences being a social worker and service user. Matthew has been in the out of home care system and the foster care system as well as having psychiatric mental health services involved in his life. Matthew encourages us to …
 
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