About Mind Blank

Our aim is to reduce the risk of youth suicide through interactive performances in schools and communities.

Every 3hrs in Australia someone takes their life by way of suicide, and 15 more 12-17year olds make an attempt (Ref: Orygen, 2017).

About Mind Blank


Why Mental Health? Why Mental Health Promotion? 

Mind Blank is a not-for-profit organisation that generates awareness and innovative education of mental health topics in youth across Australia. Our businesses aim is to help reduce the risk of suicide through interactive performances. We help by increasing early identification of warning signs, advocating positive mental wellbeing practices and increasing resilience to help young people understand and cope with adversity.

Youth mental health in Australia costs $6.29 billion annually in lost productivity (Hosie, Vogl, Carden, Hoddinott & Lim, 2014). National industry leaders such as ReachOut.com (2017) and the Black Dog Institute (2017) are now confirming value in awareness raising preventative strategies in schools. Data from a National Headspace study (2016) shows that 52 per cent of young people who have identified as suffering from mental and emotional ill health over the last 12month are too embarrassed to share their problems with anyone (Headspace, 2016). Mind Blank program evaluations confirm reductions in stigma associated to seeking help.

Our business values are in line with priorities such as better awareness, prevention and early intervention in relation to suicide prevention.  The Australian Government’s Proposed National Strategy for Suicide Prevention supports the use of ‘expert providers’ and ‘evidence based workshops’ aimed to reduce risk factors and increase protective factors to support youths. The National Mental Health Commission (Australian Government, 2017) and State Based Suicide Prevention Action Plans (National Mental Health Commission 2017)  encourage early action, promotion, prevention and early intervention.

Theatre use in an educational setting can help students open up discussions from their shared experience, as well as assist with change.  Research evaluations have revealed that a majority of students experience joy and strong emotions when watching educational theatre, they are receptive to listen attentively and correctly identify the educational message being portrayed (Waters, Monks, Ayres & Thomson, 2012).

 

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Our Vision


Mind Blank is recognised Australia wide for mental health awareness and education through delivering innovative programs in schools, communities, and workplaces. We advocate a holistic and balanced approach through strategic partnerships and collaborations.

 

Our program aims:

Mind Blank theatre programs are readily adaptable for differing contexts (e.g. urban, rural, remote and CALD settings). Our team have found that Forum theatre is an appropriate method for engaging young people.

Young people who participate in the program will

* enhance their knowledge around mental health issues

* know where to seek support

 

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Programs


Our Programs: 

To date Mind Blank has hosted over programs to over 20,000 young people across Australia. 

Want to know more about what we have to offer? Please click on the appropriate link: 

Mind Blank for Schools https://www.mindblank.org.au/mind-blank-for-schools

Partnerships and Collaborations https://www.mindblank.org.au/partnerships-and-collaborations

Cultural Collaborations https://www.mindblank.org.au/mind-blank-cultural-collaborations

Leadership Conferences and Youth Mental Health Forums https://www.mindblank.org.au/leadership-conferences-and-youth-mental-health-forums

Transitioning to the Work Place https://www.mindblank.org.au/transition-to-work

Speaking Opportunities https://www.mindblank.org.au/speaking-opportunities  

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Why Mental Health Promotion? Why use theatre?

Theatre use in an educational setting can help students open up discussions from their shared experience, as well as assist with change.  Research evaluations have revealed that students experience joy and strong emotions when watching educational theatre, they are receptive to listen attentively and correctly identify the educational message being portrayed (Waters, Monks, Ayres & Thomson, 2012). 

Creative arts practices can provide a great outlet to impart skills and development in young people.There is a growing trend of arts/health practitioners whom are conducting research to explore measurable outcomes to improved mental health and wellbeing in young people. 

 

Evaluation Outcomes

Evaluation of our services were conducted by Kerry Searle Registered Psychologist & Master of Science (Research) Candidate through the University of Wollongong who found that:

“Qualitative research suggests that Mind Blank’s approach has the ability to reduce levels of stigma surrounding mental health problems. There are many reports of young people being increasingly engaged in discussion around the mental health problems of themselves or their peers. Young people are reported to be more comfortable with the fact that they have mental health problems and feel more justified in seeking assistance. One teacher described a Mind Blank show at his school as a ‘life changing’ event for one of his troubled students.”

Feedback from Teachers

“The actors were excellent in interacting with the students we have at our school. The show was the best I’ve seen in my 3 years at school… The topics covered were age appropriate and addressed the social skills we need in our area. Well done to everyone!! The students talked about the actors long after they had left. Their presence made a big impact on our students.”

 “When asked if the end message of the program was clear: “I asked some of my students what they got out of the performance and this is exactly what they said- there’s always someone to help- you just have to ask.  You have to communicate if you want people to know how you feel and to help you.”

“The students were very engaged in the session… they were keen to think up solutions to the scenario’s and the drama applied to their responses… so it was sending a message to the students that they had the solutions to the problems they presented.”

Feedback from the Young People

“It was good to have us interact with it as well because I think interaction is a better way to take in information, because you’re giving information that you think is correct and getting it confirmed back at you sort of thing.” (Female Student)

“The things we’ve learnt about before, like when we’d been spoken to about mental health problems, they kind of said, this is what will happen, like, you know, you won’t be able to concentrate blah, blah, blah. But it was, I don’t know, I guess we had a different feeling about it after seeing people act it out and how it would actually affect like, people our age, how it would affect their life, just like, even in the smallest details. Yeah.” (Male student)

More information 

Want more information about some of our program evaluations?

  1. Results from Northern Territory (2017)

  2. Results from Mooroolbark Community Summit (2017)

  3. Results from Partnership Brokers (2013)

 

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Parents Info


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Image sourced: At NSW Parliament House Launch Mental Health month 2017 with Ally Kelly Mind Blank CEO, NSW Mental Health Commissioner Catherine Lourey & Clarence Youth Action Network Members. 

 

This information is targeted for all the parents, carers, aunties, uncles, friends and colleagues who may be carers for young people. It is also targeted for the schools and teachers enquiring about more information around Mind Blank’s methodology of practice.

Please Read This If:

1. You have been informed that your young person and/or year group is booked in to see a Mind Blank show.
2. You are curious about what Mind Blank does and want more information on how you can help.

 

What is Mind Blank?

Mind Blank aims to reduce the risk of suicide through interactive theatre in schools and communities. We do this in partnership with service providers, which are local government funded bodies that are trained in mental health intervention, outreach and crisis support workers.

 

Our Methodology:

Showcase story of lived experience with mental ill health.
Alongside Service Providers we create theatre-based performances with audience interaction
1 hour (45 min of forum discussion and interaction)
Featuring 3-4x professional youth actors
Performance topics include; Depression, Anxiety or Custom script
Audience size is up to 200

 

Why Young People?

“The onset of mental illness is typically around mid-to-late adolescence and Australian youth (18-24 years old) have the highest prevalence of mental illness than any other age group.” (Beyond Blue, 2016) [1]

 

Statistics

Every 3hrs in Australia someone takes their life by way of suicide (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2015)[2], and 15 more 12-17year olds make an attempt (Orygen, 2017)[3].

 

Myths Verses Facts

M: My child is at risk if you are talking about suicide.

F: Mind Blank primarily focuses on mental and emotional wellbeing themes. All our shows are based off lived experience case studies and we work alongside the local health district to make sure we are mindful of the content we are presenting.  We abide by a harm prevention approach that follows Mind Frame’s[4] agreed codes of practice on reporting about suicide and mental illness.

M: Talking about suicide is a bad idea and can plant seeds/encourage young people to think about it as an outlet.

F: There is a growing trend of arts/health practitioners whom are conducting research to explore measurable outcomes to improved mental health and wellbeing in young people through school programs. Mind Blank programs provide a fun, safe environment to speak about mental health. It allows young people to feel comfortable asking questions. Talking about mental health allows for stigma reduction which increases the chances of young people seeking help in a time of need. For more information about our program evaluations go to:  https://www.mindblank.org.au/program-evaluations

 

Early Intervention

We believe in the need to get in early to prevent the impact that mental ill heath can have on individuals and communities. Life Span (2017)[5] an evidence based systems approach to suicide prevention identifies that schools can provide a cost-effective way to reach young people. Our programs help young people identify early warning signs of mental ill health and increase their knowledge on help seeking pathways. For more information about our program evaluations go to: https://www.mindblank.org.au/program-evaluations

 

Health Promotion is Designed to Raise Awareness

By partnering with health service providers we provide a lead in to opening conversations with schools and outreach support workers. What happens next depends on the individuals.  We encourage young people to have conversations with the school, teachers, parents and community.

We all have a joint responsibility to support our youth, provide guidance, educate them on how to cope and give them advice on where they can turn to for help. Our program evaluations indicate that we will get a stronger result with our messages if the school and community get actively involved in debriefing and continuing the conversation.

General theme’s/topics our show content covers:

Communication – sometimes you have to ask for help if you need it.
Seeking help – It’s not easy opening up to letting people know what’s going on.
Seeking help - sometimes you have to build a repour with someone before you can let them in.
Seeking Help - the first person you go to may not know how to help you. 
Seeking Help - schools and parents are a great place to get support.  There are also online options for support and every young person leaves our shows with all the National Help seeking numbers. https://www.mindblank.org.au/helpinfo/
Peer pressure – It’s hard to say no to peer pressure, however sometimes the best case scenario is just to walk away.

 

If You Are Worried About Your Young Person:

If you have a young person at home you are concerned about you can always go to your local GP who can refer you to some service providers. Students who are engaged in the school system should have access to welfare support and so we would recommend that you host a dialogue with a school teacher to see where support systems lie in the school. For more information on support that is available go to:  https://www.mindblank.org.au/helpinfo/.

 

Beyond Blue has published some great resources to help host conversations during difficult times.

https://www.beyondblue.org.au/the-facts/suicide-prevention/worried-about-suicide/having-a-conversation-with-someone-you're-worried-about

 

For More Information

If you would like to know more do not hesitate to contact our team https://www.mindblank.org.au/contact-us.
If you would like to join our quarterly newsletter drop us a line at info@mindblank.org.au.
Should you have an invested interest in supporting our charity go to:   https://www.mindblank.org.au/donations

Free Downloads: 

Download Mind Blank Information Flyer:  Mind-Blank-2017.pdf

Download Mind Blank Crisis Card:  AppendixA-MindBlank-CrisisCard-Final.pdf

Download Mind Blank Parent Information Flyer:  Parent-Infomation-Flyer-2017.pdf

Download Mind Blank Teacher Information Flyer:  Teachers-Infomation-Flyer-2017.pdf

References


[1] [1] Beyond Blue (2016) What is Depression. Beyond Blue Fact Sheets. [online] https://www.beyondblue.org.au/the-facts/depression. Accessed 27.12.2016

[2] Australian Bureau of Statistics (2015) Causes of Death, Australia Statistics [online]  http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Lookup/by%20Subject/3303.0~2015~Main%20Features~Intentional%20self-harm:%20key%20characteristics~8. Accessed 19.07.2017

[3] Orygen, (2017) Raising the bar for youth suicide prevention. Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health. [online] https://www.orygen.org.au/Policy-Advocacy/Policy-Reports/Raising-the-bar-for-youth-suicide-prevention/orygen-Suicide-Prevention-Policy-Report.aspx?ext= . Accessed 19.07.2017.

[4] Mindframe provides access to up-to-date, evidence-based information to support the reporting, portrayal and communication about suicide and mental illness. http://www.mindframe-media.info/. Accesses 30.09.2017.

[5] Life Span (2017) The nine LifeSpan strategies. Life Span and Black Dog Institute [online] http://www.lifespan.org.au/the_nine_strategies/. Accessed 30.09.2017. 

Our Fans

Some of our testimonials

As a psychologist with over 15 years’ experience working with vulnerable youth populations, it is my opinion that the Mind Blank theatre forum topics have the potential to open up informed discussions around youth mental health issues in a way that is meaningful, engaging and real for the young people involved, and these are vital ingredients for working effectively with young people.

Tim Hudman

Youth Mental Health Psychologist

I was introduced to Mind Blank via a performance at Wollongong University. They performed to a student group of about 300 high school students. You could hear a pin drop- they had everyone’s attention, (including my own) in the palm of their hands. It truly was the highlight of the action packed day. In my 13 years as a PDHPE teacher, I have never seen mental health be brought the forefront with such enjoyment, fun and interaction. Their ability to engage students into this taboo topic is brilliant and the ability to keep the conversation going-that is the successful component of Mindblank. I can’t recommend this enough. Students will love it, teachers will appreciate the unique approach it takes to mental health and everyone will benefit from this much needed creative production.

Sharna Dawson

Lake Illawarra Careers Advisor

I thank you for inspiring to face the demons of my past… I consider myself to be a survivor of the battlefield of depression and victor, I look back on things passed and realize I have changed for the better and have come so far and syllable have a long way to go…. Thank you… I’m truly truly grateful to have witnessed Mind Blank at our school”

Young Person

Anonymous

Raising the awareness of positive life decisions when faced with mental health issues. This has been achieved by not lecturing but allowing students to make these powerful decisions themselves through interactive theatre arming them with the skills and knowledge to know when to seek help.

I quote from Warrawong High school principal Jenny Flowers “It was great! Some of our most challenging year 12 students stopped me in the playground and thanked me for bringing Mind Bank to the school, we all learned so much.

Cathy McGhie

Team Leader Student Employment Advisor (Workplace Learning Illawarra)

Tackling youth mental health issues in our community is an ever increasing concern among parents, teachers, and the broader community, largely due to rising rates of bullying, depression, youth suicide and the growing demand on support services such as Headspace.

As a former PDHPE teacher, I understand the critical importance of education to the understanding and addressing of mental health issues in young people, as well as how difficult this can be.

Mind Blank’s programs give young people an in-depth understanding of not only symptoms of mental health issues, but also strategies to positively seek help and prevent harm.  As teachers working closely with students on these issues, I would like to take this opportunity to endorse Mind Blanks work and I encourage you to come along and see how the Scuba Initiative may benefit your students.

Ryan Park

MP Member for Keira

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Our Team


Events


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 Ally Kelly Mind Blank CEO with Catherine Lourey NSW Mental Health Commissioner NSW Mental Health Commission

 

Below we have a list of our up to date programs. Want to stay up to date on our current activities? Why not join our mailing list by making an enquiry to our team?

13th June 2018 - NDCO Western Sydney University Enhancing Link Seminar
15th-31st of May 2018 - Top End Tour
11th & 12th May 2018 Brisbane Careers & Employment Expo
8th 9th Mar 2018 NT Actors Auditions
19th Feb 2018 Lunch Time @ Collective Purpose
7th Feb 2018 Elderslie High School
7th Dec 2017 Ingleburn High School
6th Dec 2017 Leumeah High School
5th Dec 2017 Airds High School 
28th Nov 2017 Mental Health Matters Awards 
14th Nov 2017 Wardy Arrives in Melbourne
31st Octr 2017 Let's Talk - Young Workers and Mental Health 
12th Oct 2017 Mind Blank Road Show 
11th Oct 2017 ADRA Performance 
13th Sept 2017 James Meehan High School
29th Aug 2017 TheMHS Conference 2017
10th Aug 2017 Youth Health Day 
10th Aug 2017 Voices in Action Conference 
8th Aug 2017 My Future Fest 
26th Jul 2017 2017 National Suicide Prevention Conference 
22th Jul 2017 BBQ Fundraiser - UC Students 
29th Jun 2017 Merici Collage 
28th Jun 2017 Mulwaree High School 
19th Jun 2017 Robert Townson High School 
2nd Jun 2017  Mind Blank @ Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo
31st Mar 2017 Youth Action Performance 
20th Mar 2017 Mind Blank NT Tour
11th Mar 2017 Officeworks BBQ Fundraiser
5th Mar 2017 Officeworks BBQ Fundraiser Belconnen   
19th Feb 2017 Canberra College ACT 
19th Jan 2017 BARE2 – MIND BLANK 
7th Jan 2017 BBQ fundraiser 
13th Dec 2016 Robert Townson High School 
8th Dec 2016 Campbelltown High School
5th Dec 2016 Ingleburn High School 
16th Nov 2016 Eden Marine High School 
16th Nov 2016 Bega High School 
21st Oct 2016 Southern Highlands Christian School 
21st Oct 2016 University of New South Wales 
14th Oct 2016 Youth Voice Total Wellbeing Dinner 
11th Oct 2016 Mental Health Week Panel @ UQ 
8th Oct 2016 Belmore Park Mental Health Community Event 
31st Aug 2016 Crookwell High School
9th Aug 2016 Albury/Wodonga Youth Mental Health Forum
8th Aug 2016 Wodonga Senior Secondary College 
4th Aug 2016 National Public Sector Executive Assistant Congress Conference 
26th Jul 2016 2016 National Suicide Prevention Conference 
5th Jul 2016 LEAD Conference Catholic Education Office Canberra & Goulburn 
30th Jun 2016 Alesco Learning State Conference
15th Jun 2016 Chevalier College 
7th Apr 2016 Prairewood Youth Centre 
15th Jun 2016 Southern Highlands High School
12th Jun 2016 Granville South Creative & Performing Arts High School 
9th Jun 2016 Granville TAFE 
27th May 2016 RECHARGE Illawarra & South Coast YOUTH SERVICES SEMINAR 
18th May 2016 Wellbeing Leaders’ Breakfast Forum 
4th May 2016 Calwell High School 
16th Mar 2016 Mind Blank Event Launch ACT 
16th Mar 2016 University of Sydney Health & Wellbeing Day 
16th Mar 2016 Canberra Collage
10th Mar 2016 Campbell High School 
9th Mar 2016 South West Connect Youth Mental Health Conference
18th Feb 2016 Hawker Collage 
16th Oct 2015 Healthy Minds: Youth Expo 
16th Oct 2015 Shoalhaven Youth Wellbeing Festival 
2nd Sep 2015 Rouse Hill High School Year 7 & 8 Welfare day 2015 
1st Sep 2015 The Albury Wodonga Youth Mental Health Forum 2015 
6th Aug 2015 Kiama High School Year 8 Welfare Day 2015 
4th Jun 2015 Leeton Youth Mental Health Forum 
6th May 2015 Central Coast Local Health District Youth Mental Health Conference 
25th Feb 2015 NSW Going Viral, Mind Blank and YOTS
24th Feb 2015 NSW Going Viral, Mind Blank and YOTS 
23rd Feb 2015 NSW Going Viral, Mind Blank and YOTS 
19th Feb 2015 Kiama High School Welfare Day 2015
28th Nov 2014 Gareth Ward Presents the Inaugural Kiama Youth Mental Health Forum 
1st Nov 2014 The Rotary Club of West Wollongong annual Op Shop Ball 
10th Oct 2014 Mossvale High School 
10th Oct 2014 Holroyd High School 
9th Sep 2014 The Albury Wodonga Youth Mental Health Forum 
27th Aug 2014 Cumberland Hospital, North Parramatta
22nd Jul 2014 Benalla Youth Mental Health Forum

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Donate


Mind Blank is health promotion charity, ABN 18 168 485 176, working along side service providers and local health districts. We are registered as being a Deductible Gift Recipient by the Australian Charities Not-for-Profit Commission.  

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There are many ways you can help Mind Blank. Some ideas include in-kind support offers, monthly sponsorship packages, organising a fundraiser or even one off donations. We welcome your ideas and support to continue our growth to impact mental health outcomes for young people.  

Any donation above $2.00 can be used as a tax deduction.

 

Mental Health Info


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Anxiety Information https://www.mindblank.org.au/anxietystress

Body Image https://www.mindblank.org.au/body-image

CALD Youth https://www.mindblank.org.au/cultural-and-linguistically-diverse-youth-cald

Cyber Bullying https://www.mindblank.org.au/cyber-bullying

Depression https://www.mindblank.org.au/depression

Drugs and Alcohol  https://www.mindblank.org.au/drugs-and-alcohol

Understanding Bipolar https://www.mindblank.org.au/understanding-bipolar

Help Information https://www.mindblank.org.au/helpinfo

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Bookings


Key infomation you need to know prior to booking a Mind Blank Performance:

  • Mind Blank is Sydney and Canberra based, therefore performances booked outside of Sydney/Canberra CBD, rural areas or interstate, travel costs are to be expected.
  • Performance costs: package deals available if booked more than one performance on the same day.
  • Our performances are 1hr in duration.
  • Max audience size 200.

Please note: during all performances we recommend that microphone are provided to the cast. A venue with a speaker is sufficient to plug microphones into, this can in turn increase the quality of our product delivery.

For direct contact from out team call 0468912399

 

Key information you need to know prior to booking a Mind Blank Performance:

  • Mind Blank is Sydney and Canberra (ACT) based, therefore
  • Performances booked outside of the Sydney/Canberra CBD, rural areas or interstate, travel costs are to be expected.
  • Performance costs: Package deals available if booking more than one performance on the same day.
  • Our performances are 1hr in duration
  • Max audience size 200

Please note: during all performances we recommend that microphones are provided to the cast. A venue with a speaker is sufficient to plug microphones into, this can in turn increase the quality of our product delivery.

For direct contact re enquiry/booking a Mind Blank performance call on 0468912399

- See more at: https://www.mindblank.org.au/bookings#sthash.wcx9wq3W.dpuf

Key information you need to know prior to booking a Mind Blank Performance:

  • Mind Blank is Sydney and Canberra (ACT) based, therefore
  • Performances booked outside of the Sydney/Canberra CBD, rural areas or interstate, travel costs are to be expected.
  • Performance costs: Package deals available if booking more than one performance on the same day.
  • Our performances are 1hr in duration
  • Max audience size 200

Please note: during all performances we recommend that microphones are provided to the cast. A venue with a speaker is sufficient to plug microphones into, this can in turn increase the quality of our product delivery.

For direct contact re enquiry/booking a Mind Blank performance call on 0468912399

- See more at: https://www.mindblank.org.au/bookings#sthash.wcx9wq3W.dpuf

Key information you need to know prior to booking a Mind Blank Performance:

  • Mind Blank is Sydney and Canberra (ACT) based, therefore
  • Performances booked outside of the Sydney/Canberra CBD, rural areas or interstate, travel costs are to be expected.
  • Performance costs: Package deals available if booking more than one performance on the same day.
  • Our performances are 1hr in duration
  • Max audience size 200

Please note: during all performances we recommend that microphones are provided to the cast. A venue with a speaker is sufficient to plug microphones into, this can in turn increase the quality of our product delivery.

For direct contact re enquiry/booking a Mind Blank performance call on 0468912399

- See more at: https://www.mindblank.org.au/bookings#sthash.wcx9wq3W.dpuf

Key information you need to know prior to booking a Mind Blank Performance:

  • Mind Blank is Sydney and Canberra (ACT) based, therefore
  • Performances booked outside of the Sydney/Canberra CBD, rural areas or interstate, travel costs are to be expected.
  • Performance costs: Package deals available if booking more than one performance on the same day.
  • Our performances are 1hr in duration
  • Max audience size 200

Please note: during all performances we recommend that microphones are provided to the cast. A venue with a speaker is sufficient to plug microphones into, this can in turn increase the quality of our product delivery.

For direct contact re enquiry/booking a Mind Blank performance call on 0468912399

- See more at: https://www.mindblank.org.au/bookings#sthash.wcx9wq3W.dpuf

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Blog Spot: Self Care tips, Mind Blank memberships and so much more...


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Here are our latest blogs, we do hope you enjoy your read: 

Blog Spot - Leading a New Generation part 8  

02 Nov 2017 Membership Alert: Kerry Searle 

07 Oct 2017 Undercover Artist Festival is Back!  

15 Aug 2017 Blog Spot - Leading a New Generation part 7 

07 Aug 2017 A Message From the CEO - Traveling to the Clarence Valley 

18 Jul 2017 Blog Spot - Leading a New Generation part 6

04 Jul 2017 The July Chairman's Report 

14 Jun 2017 Blog Spot - Leading a New Generation part 5 

02 Jun 2017 Trampolining – It’s great for your mental health! 

24 Apr 2017 Blog Spot - Leading a New Generation part 4 

19 Apr 2017 Mind Blank Membership Alert: John McGowan 

12 Apr 2017 Mind Blank Membership Alert: Bentley's 

11 April 2017 Mind Blank in Grafton 

04 Apr 2017 Mind Blank Membership Alert: eCareers Academy 

09 Mar 2017 Blog Spot - Leading a New Generation part 3

06 Mar 2017 Blog Spot: Personal Story Eating Disorders

16 Feb 2017 Blog Spot - Leading a new Generation part 2

07 Feb 2017 Blog Spot - Leading a new Generation part 1

06 Feb 2017 Blog Spot: Personal Story Bipolar

20 Jan 2017 Mental Health Australia Member 2017

09 Jan 2017 Blog Spot: LGBTI Personal Story

05 Dec 2016 Blog Spot: Richochet

30 Nov 2016 Blog Spot: Fresh Off The Boat

29 Nov 2016 The November Chairmen Report

01 Nov 2016 Blog Spot: Living and Suicide

14 Oct 2016 The October Chairmen Report

01 Oct 2016 Blog Spot: Seeking Help

12 Sep 2016 The September Chairmen's Report

12 Sep 2016 Mind Blank Membership Alert dVT Group

01 Sep 2016 Blog Spot: Family Ties

17 Aug 2016 The August Chairmans Report

06 Jul 2016 The July Chairmans Report

01 Jul 2016 Blog Spot: Dealing with stress

01 Jun 2016 Blog Spot: What to do to help

01 May 2016 Blog Spot: Treatment and Mental Illness

01 Apr 2016 Blog Spot: Body Image

01 Mar 2016 Blog Spot: Thinking Too Much Share

01 Mar 2016 Blog Spot: Positive Wellbeing Battle      

01 Feb 2016 Blog Spot: Living with a Mental Illness

03 Dec 2015 Blog Spot: My Anxiety Days Part II

10 Nov 2015 Blog Spot: My Anxiety Days Part I

19 Oct 2015 Blog Spot: Going on Medication

19 Oct 2015 Blog Spot: Dealing with Anxiety

10 Sep 2015 A Message From the CEO

23 Jun 2015 Blog Spot: Sharing my Story

Contact Us


For general enquires
contact us on 0468912399

To enquire or make a direct booking for a Mind Blank performance click here 

Creative team

Please Note:

  • Mind Blank is a health promotion charity and we are not a Mental Health service provider. If you need immediate help or information on existing services please go to http://www.mindblank.org.au/helpinfo/
  • Volunteering for Mind Blank: all current volunteering roles will be advertised though http://www.mindblank.org.au/whats-happening. There are two ongoing positions that we are always searching for (information below), if either type of volunteering involvement interests you please enquire within.   
  1. Our marketing team is always looking for assisting with generating more content for our website and social media blogs.
  2. Fundraisers are needed to help at fundraising events such as market stalls, high teas, recruitment drives, quiz nights, auctions and sausage sizzles.  The best part is YOU CHOOSE what when and how you would like to fundraise for us!

Send Message

Help Information


There are a variety of phone and web based services to offer you help and advice if you or someone you know are experiencing mental health related issues.

Important numbers and websites for seeking help:

Lifeline (24 / 7): 131114

Kids Helpline: 1800187263

Headspace (Open 9am-5pm): headspace.org.au

Reach Out: reachout.com

Beyond Blue: beyondblue.org.au

Finding Services

Wesley Mission has developed a responsive website to provide fast and reliable access to suicide prevention and crisis support contact numbers from any location in Australia.

Find services with the Wesley LifeForce Service Finder.