Brainstorm Productions – one of Australia’s largest educational theatre production companies – has partnered with R U OK? to help more school students start regular, meaningful conversations with each other to improve youth wellbeing.
Brainstorm Productions currently provides a range of award-winning anti-bullying, cyber bullying and positive behaviour programs to over 350,000 school students each year. As the R U OK? at School Partner, Brainstorm Productions will promote R U OK? to further inspire students to have life-changing conversations.
“Inspiring teenagers to start conversations is what will make a real difference to suicide prevention in Australia,” R U OK? General Manger Brendan Maher said. “Our partnership with Brainstorm Productions helps us to engage and empower more students across Australia to ask one another “are you ok?” and make a difference in each other’s lives.”
Jenny Johnson, co-founder of Brainstorm Productions said, “We wanted to work with R U OK? because it’s an inspiring and hopeful message. Our partnership will help more Australian teens recognise the signs that someone might be struggling with life and how to connect with them.”
The partnership aims to inspire teenagers to be the generation that transforms the way we look out for anyone struggling with life. Students are also urged to get involved on R U OK?Day, the national day of action on Thursday 11th September 2014.
About Brainstorm Productions
Brainstorm Productions is Australia’s largest educational touring theatre company, performing to over 350,000 primary and high school students every year. Established in 1983, this multi-award winning business tours over 1,700 shows annually that tackle a range of issues effecting Australian kids including bullying, cyber bullying, violence, under-age drinking, depression, eating disorders, family separation and discrimination. The performances give students valuable strategies to help them reduce and stop destructive behaviours. To find out more about Brainstorm Productions, visit www.brainstormproductions.edu.au
About R U OK?
R U OK? is a not-for-profit organisation whose vision is a world where we’re all connected and are protected from suicide. Its mission is to encourage and equip everyone to regularly and meaningfully ask “are you ok?”. To find out more about R U OK?, visit www.ruokday.com
Media enquiries contact: Brainstorm Productions on 1800 676 224.