Mental Health/Exam Stress
Only $5.00 per student
Min fee $600 per performance (+GST)
Includes post performance discussion/activity notes linked to the curriculum in each state, permission note and promotional posters.
DURATION: 1 hour incl. discussion
For Bookings - Freecall: 1800 676 224
NSW - PDHPE, Creative Arts (Drama), plus Crossroads
ACT - HPE, The Arts
VIC - HPE, The Arts (Drama), Personal Learning, Interpersonal Development, Communication
QLD - HPE, The Arts (Drama)
SA - HPE, The Arts (Drama)
TAS - Health and Wellbeing, Arts (Drama)
PLUS - National Values Framework, MindMatters, Pastoral Care, Student Welfare, National Education and the Arts Statement
"Perfect! Gave relevant strategies to deal with stress and pressure. Extremely worthwhile!" St Joseph's Catholic College, NSW
"Fantastic! Students were clearly engaged, their interaction with the performers reflected their engagement with the issues. Performance and content was highly relevant to this age group. The contrasting scenarios and outcomes was highly effective in conveying the theme of this presentation. Supports student wellbeing, Life Skills, PDHPE and welfare policies. Comments from students and staff were very complimentary!" Central Coast Grammar School
INCLUDES: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Mental Health, Exam Pressure, Resilience, Goal Setting, Motivation, Concentration, Career Choice, Positive Relationships.
"Entertaining! Excellent actors and music. A parent contacted me to say ‘Wired' had a big impact on their child." Mowbray College
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Researched and developed by school counselor Paul Johnson, Wired is a challenging and confronting play that will complement MindMatters, Crossroads and relevant PDHPE curricula.
Wired looks at the physiology and causes of stress and depression associated with the pressure of exams, relationships, and everyday life. Two adolescents with extremes of behaviour, metabolism, hormones, goals and perspectives are spiraling in different directions – one into STRESS and OVERLOAD, the other into DEPRESSION.
When their lives collide, they are forced to change course. The audience has the opportunity to see the characters play out their options:
- depression and substance abuse
- counselling and the possibility of medication.
- stress and self-medication with stimulants such as caffeine
- physical and emotional balance through exercise, avoiding stimulants and other drugs, good communication and positive self talk.
This sophisticated script is performed by two talented young professional actors and uses a clever revolving set and contemporary music to instantly engage the most cynical audience.
Wired has been tailor-made for year 11 and 12 students and stimulates great discussion about the difficulties they face during this stage of their lives.
"A very well presented drama suitable to the needs of year 11 students. These are emerging issues for these students so it is good to mention them early ie in year 11 for year 12 stress. Highly recommended!" Xavier Catholic College
"Supports year 10 health 'understanding mental health' and year 9 health 'enhancing resilience'. Thought provoking, gave students the opportunity to reflect on their own circumstances. Highly recommended!" Radford College
"Excellent! Right timing, just the information we need. Actors were very professional in their performance and follow up discussion. Keep up the good work. Highly recommended!" Casino High School
"Students actively engaged and thoroughly enjoyed it. Visually appealing. Supports our HSC - Stress and anxiety. Well structured, clearly delivered, strong message, great transition, costuming etc." Camden High School
"Highly recommended! Supports our stress management policy. The performance was engaging and relevant to the targeted audience, an excellent production." Camden High School
"I was so impressed with the quality of the script and the range of characters and issues they dealt with. The actors' performances were excellent. When addressing the students the actors were warm, open and non judgemental, well done! Highly recommended, 10/10!" Taree High School
"Deals with welfare issues related to this age group including stress, pressure, motivation and relationships. Actors engaged audience and entertained. Messages were clear. Highly recommended, 10/10!" NSW High School
"The performance was superb. The actors made it very transparent for the students and I'm sure a lot of this will be curbed at our school in future, effective for students and teachers. Highly recommended, 10/10!" NSW High School
"Very clever performance, the 'what if' wind back, gave the students food for thought. Ours was a Friday afternoon performance, so the odds were stacked against the performers, but the students were engaged throughout! Thank you. Educational, enlightening, relevant to year 10 issues, effective, influential and entertaining. Highly recommended!" Rosebank College