Wired

MENTAL HEALTH & CYBERBULLYING PROGRAM

New for Years 7-11!

THIS LIVE PERFORMANCE FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS EXPLORES CYBERBULLYING AND MENTAL HEALTH, AND PROVIDES STRATEGIES FOR RESILIENCE, HELP-SEEKING AND POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS. SUPPORTED BY A Q&A AND CURRICULUM-ALIGNED CLASSROOM RESOURCES.

The performance follows the journey of two students whose lives are spiralling in different directions: one towards stress, anxiety and overload, and the other towards depression and disconnection. When their worlds collide, the audience must help them choose a different path.

Wired is an interactive theatre experience that tackles some of the big issues affecting Australian students, including social isolation, bullying, online safety, school stressors, family relationships and pressure from social media. It addresses barriers to help-seeking and provides strategies for resilience, problem-solving, goal-setting and positive mental health.

Developed in consultation with a clinical psychologist and based on current research, this engaging mental health program for high schools is designed to stimulate discussion and complement your school’s existing wellbeing, (cyber)bullying and mental health programs.  

Wired is new for 2023 and is suitable for Years 7-11.

Brainstorm Productions is endorsed by the eSafety Commissioner as a Trusted eSafety Provider.

Each high school program includes:

The WIRED CYBERBULLYING & MENTAL HEALTH  Program Covers:

The Australian Curriculum: General Capabilities (Personal & Social Capability, Ethical Understanding, Critical & Creative Thinking, Intercultural Understanding, ICT Capability, Literacy), HPE, The Arts, English, Digital Technologies, Online Safety & Respect Matters Curriculum Connections.

NSW: PDHPE, Creative Arts, English. 

VIC: Drama, Critical & Creative Thinking, English, Ethical Capability, HPE, Civics & Citizenship, Intercultural Capability, Personal & Social Capability, Digital Technologies.

Also supports: The Australian Student Wellbeing Framework, Best Practice Framework for Online Safety Education, eSafety Toolkit for Schools, The National Education Initiative (Be You), National Framework for Values Education in Australian Schools & Pastoral Care. Supports Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL), eSmart Schools, and other programs that promote student wellbeing, anti bullying, behaviour management, resilience, cyber safety, mental health and positive relationships in schools.

What sort of venue do we need?

An indoor venue with access to electricity.  There is no need for any special theatre style venue as the show works best in an open space, with students seated on the floor. A school hall or gym is ideal but we can also use triple classroom areas, libraries etc.  Unfortunately due to WHS we cannot use outdoor areas. If you have an unusual venue and would like to discuss it with us please contact our team on 1800 676 224.

A layout diagram is provided for each performance, showing how the actors will set up and how students will be seated. Download the layout diagram for this performance here.

What is the cost and how does the minimum fee structure work?

The maximum audience size for this performance is 250. The cost is $8 per student (+GST) with a minimum fee of $880 (+GST) applying when less than 110 students attend. The actor will count the students as they enter the venue. Our office will be email you a tax invoice.  

What provisions do you have in place for supporting child safety and wellbeing?

We are a Child Safe Organisation and comply with all aspects of Child Protection and screening in each state and territory. We have Risk Assessments in place and all our actors are trained in WHS, appropriate behaviour in schools, dealing with student disclosures and providing appropriate help-seeking information. Scripts have been researched and developed in consultation with teachers and a Clinical Psychologist.

What will the actor need on the day?

The actor will arrive one hour and fifteen minutes before the performance time to sign in and access the venue. The shows are performed on the floor (preferably NOT a stage), no chairs please. They have all their own equipment.

For more information please go to our FAQ page, or call us on:

1800 676 224

Please Note: This performance contains references to anxiety, panic attacks and depression. Teachers please contact us to discuss if you have any concerns about this content. Mental health references are followed up with relevant help-seeking information and are informed by Mindframe’s guidelines for portraying mental ill-health on stage and screen.

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Performed at your school

Tour Dates

2023

Melbourne area, including Geelong & Mornington Peninsula
Regional Victoria, including Ballarat, Castlemaine & Kyneton areas, plus Gippsland area as far East as Sale
Adelaide area, including Victor Harbor
Sydney area, including Blue Mountains, Newcastle, Central Coast & Wollongong

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