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There’s more to say after R U OK?

Posted on September 10, 2020 by Ashley Dawson

Today is R U OK? Day, which is a national suicide prevention initiative developed in 2009 that encourages us to take action and ask ‘Are you ok?’ to anyone who might be struggling with life.

The team at GeersSullivan will be attending a Mental Health training session and a morning tea to raise awareness for R U OK? day.

2020 has been a challenging year for everyone.  Reach out to someone you haven’t spoken to in a while and check in with how they are. You never know the difference it can make in a time where people need support now more than ever.

Statistics prior to the current coronavirus pandemic show that over 3,000 Australians die from suicide each year, equating to more than 8 Australians a day.

Don’t Stop the Music

Posted on November 28, 2018 by Chris Grieve

At GeersSullivan we are grateful for the many interesting and diverse clients we deal with each day.   

One such client is Joan Peters who was recently involved in the production of the television series “Don’t Stop The Music” on the ABC.   

Joan is a media and entertainment lawyer.  She has executive produced many screen productions and in 2006 founded a not for profit organisation, Be Kids Australia Inc.    

“Don’t Stop the Music” is an inspiring celebration of the power of music in learning and the academic, creative and emotional development of children and is Joan’s latest production and one she is rightfully most proud of.  The 3-part series screened on the ABC each Sunday in November and showcases the progress of children at the Challis Community Primary School in Armadale, Western Australia. 

The completion of the filming of the program which also saw the end of payment for the costs associated with the music teachers threatened to end the profound musical journey for these children.  Be Kids Australia Inc has stepped in and is now raising tax deductible donations to support the continuation of the music program at Challis.  Go to www.bekids.org to make a tax deductible donation.  You can also donate any unwanted musical instruments to the program at https://www.abc.net.au/events/dstm/donate-an-instrument/10341758 

The first episode of Don’t Stop The Music had a tremendous response across Australia.  If you missed the broadcast, the first episode is now available on iview.

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