Statistics indicate that mental health issues affect a significant portion of the population, with one in four primary school children and one in five adults experiencing such challenges.” A recent study conducted by the University of Adelaide sheds light on the mental well-being of Australia’s youth, revealing significant struggles among young people nationwide in terms of resilience and mental health. The findings, featured in the 2023 State of the Nation Report, draw upon data gathered from the annual Resilient Youth Australia Resilience Survey. This comprehensive survey encompassed approximately 140,000 students in Grades 3-12 from across all states and territories.

According to the responses collected, a concerning trend emerged: 27.4 percent of primary school students and 35.9 percent of secondary school students reported experiencing high levels of anxiety, depression, or a combination of both. Of particular concern is the lack of improvement in youth well-being revealed by the 2023 report, especially when compared to data collected during the challenging pandemic years. This indicates that despite efforts to address mental health concerns, the struggles faced by young people persist and may even be worsening over time.

Experience the wonder of Brain Magic as we bring engaging sessions directly to your school! Our interactive classroom sessions and assemblies are designed to enhance children’s mental health literacy in a fun and captivating manner. Through vibrant animations, age-appropriate teachings, mesmerizing magic tricks, and exciting games, we transport your students into a world of reflection, kindness, and self-care.

Meet Jack, the acclaimed author behind uplifting books such as ‘Look Up at the Stars’ and ‘Rare as Hens Teeth.’ These inspiring reads seamlessly integrate the TEMPOH! message, empowering children with invaluable insights. Jack’s resources extend beyond the pages, catering to both adults and kids alike.

Drawing from the powerful domains of Positive Thinking, Exercise, Mindfulness, and Problem-Solving, our sessions offer a holistic approach to nurturing well-being. By participating, your students embark on a journey towards heightened happiness, improved cognitive abilities, and enhanced outcomes. Let Brain Magic ignite the spark of positivity and resilience within your school community today!

“One of the first things I’d do is to introduce “happiness lessons” into schools. My dream is that one day life skills such as optimistic thinking and effective interpersonal skills will be considered being just as important as, if not more important than, maths, science and history.

Dr Tim Sharp”