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“How do I speak to my child about suicide?” Providing children with accurate, age-appropriate information about suicide in an open and safe environment

21 September 2023

Broaching the topic of suicide with your children is undeniably challenging. On average in Australia, nine people die by suicide each day. For young Australians, suicide remains the leading cause of death, and research shows that 1 in 13 young people...

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A still from an early version of the performance of the show 'Buddies' by Brainstorm Productions. Two actors are dressed in Commedia Dell'arte costume. They are both wearing masks and one is holding a block that says 'sorrow'.

Celebrating 40 years of innovative educational theatre

7 September 2023

In 1983, two educators set out to create a theatre company that would not only entertain and delight young audiences, but would also tackle some of the major social issues of the time, including bullying, violence, and physical and emotional...

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Two Brainstorm Productions actors are holding an R U OK? sign and leaning forward, smiling at the camera

“I’m Here to Hear”: How to Get Your School Involved in R U OK?Day 2023

15 August 2023

Each year we join Australian schools in celebrating R U OK?Day. Our programs encourage students to support each other in meaningful ways and stay connected with their communities, families, teachers, classmates and friends. On Thursday the 14th of September we’re...

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A promotional image for the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence 2023 (NDA) - two actors from Brainstorm Productions are holding an NDA poster that says 'Growing Connections'

‘Growing Connections’: The National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence 2023

20 July 2023

The National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence (the NDA) is Australia’s key bullying prevention initiative for schools. This year the NDA will be held on the 18th of August and the theme is ‘Growing Connections’. The theme reflects...

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‘Wired’: What schools are saying about our new mental health program for high school students

14 July 2023

Loneliness, anxiety, stress, depression and cyberbullying – these are some of the most pressing issues facing Australian young people. We’ve created a performance that empowers students with practical skills to help them cope with life’s challenges and build more positive,...

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Join us in Supporting Safer Internet Day 2023: Connect. Reflect. Protect.

2 February 2023

Safer Internet Day is a global event dedicated to creating a safer online world for everyone. Tuesday 7 February 2023 marks the 20th Safer Internet Day. We’ll be reflecting on how the internet has changed over the last two decades...

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Inspiring and empowering school theatre performances: Brainstorm Productions 2023

24 January 2023

Brainstorm’s 2023 season is now in full swing! We’ve just wrapped up three weeks of intense rehearsals in Northern NSW and our first teams of actors are heading off to share their performances with schools.  Raphael and Jake are performing...

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Adults supporting young people to thrive: Youth Mental Health First Aid

31 October 2022

Adolescence is a peak time for developmental change – physically, mentally, socially, and emotionally. In addition to these changes, young people may also be managing significant environmental and circumstantial stress from school, worries about their identity and future, peer pressure...

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