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A podcast for people who want to help, but don’t know where to start


With so many huge problems in the world, it can be hard to know how you can help.

To better empower individuals to make a difference to those around them, Pro Bono News has launched How Can I Help?

Hosted by Pro Bono News editor Wendy Williams, the six-part series features conversations with people with lived experience and experts in the field on what we can do to help in situations that we all might encounter at some point in our lives  – whether that’s when you see someone sleeping rough, if you think a friend or colleague is in an abusive relationship, or if a family member is suffering from depression.

This podcast is not going to solve the world’s problems. But it might just give some of us the tools we need to help make the world a better place.

Episodes will be published weekly. 

You can find them below or listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favourite podcast app.

Make sure you check out the trailer below:


What can you do if you see someone sleeping rough?

In this episode, we speak with Akemi about his experience of sleeping rough on the streets of Melbourne, and George Hatvani, the manager of functional zero at Launch Housing.

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What can you do if someone you know is in an abusive relationship?

In this episode, we speak with domestic violence survivor and advocate Angela Hadchiti, and CEO of Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia Hayley Foster.

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What can you do if someone you know is experiencing anxiety or depression?

In this episode, we speak with Camilla Martin about her experience of anxiety, and Dr Grant Blashki, a clinical advisor at Beyond Blue, a clinical GP, and an academic at the University of Melbourne.

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What can you do to confront racism?


In this episode, we speak with Dominic Guerrera, a Ngarrindjeri and Kaurna person who works as an Aboriginal health educator, and Nèha Madhok, national director at Democracy in Colour.

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What can you do if someone you know has an eating disorder?

In this episode, we speak with Korey Baruta about her eating disorder, and Danni Rowlands, the national manager of prevention services at The Butterfly Foundation.

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What can you do if someone you know has a gambling problem?

In this episode, we speak with Anna Bardsley, about her experience of gambling harm, and David McAnalen, a gambling help service community educator at Relationships Australia.

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