The Resilience Project is bringing its high-energy kids show 3 Happy Tricks to regional Victoria

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The Resilience Project is bringing its high-energy kids show 3 Happy Tricks to regional Victoria

The Resilience Project is tackling children's mental health with a kids show - 3 Happy Tricks - with Martin Heppell.

Centred around teaching people how to be more resilient and happy every day, The Resilience Project is continuing to make a difference in people’s lives with its latest show ‘3 Happy Tricks’.

Tackling children’s mental health, The Resilience Project will be bringing the high-energy kids show across regional Victoria this September, visiting Frankston, Dandenong, Wodonga, Wangaratta, Darebin, Ballarat, Geelong, Bendigo and Shepparton in the Term 3 school holidays from September 18-27.

The Resilience Project – 3 Happy Tricks

Frankston Arts Centre, Frankston – Monday September 18

The Cube, Wodonga – Wednesday September 20

Wangaratta Performing Arts, Wangaratta – Thursday September 21

Drum Theatre, Dandenong – Friday September 22

Darebin Arts Centre, Melbourne – Saturday September 23

Wendouree Centre for Performing Arts, Ballarat – Sunday September 24

Story House – GPAC, Geelong – Monday September 25

The Capital, Bendigo – Tuesday September 26

Riverlinks Westside, Shepparton – Wednesday September 27

Stay up to date with what’s happening in and around the region here.

Through music, storytelling and plenty of laughs, The Resilience Project’s most engaging and entertaining presenter Martin Heppell will teach children aged 5–10 and their parents ‘3 Happy Tricks’. And it couldn’t come at a more crucial time.

New research has revealed that 1 in 4 primary students are experiencing symptoms of depression. And almost 1 in 3 are experiencing symptoms of anxiety.

“Kids have so many different challenges to navigate in today’s world and combine this with the difficulties of the last couple of years, it’s no wonder we are seeing such confronting statistics about our children’s mental health,” says Hugh van Cuylenburg, The Resilience Project’s founder and best-selling author.

“Martin is unbelievable, there is no-one like him! I couldn’t think of anyone better to help kids and their parents understand how much fun they can have looking after their mental health!” Hugh continued.

More than one million Australians have heard Hugh’s message of practicing gratitude, empathy and mindfulness (affectionately known as GEM) through his two books, chart-topping podcast The Imperfects, and thousands of talks across Australia – including schools, workplaces, sporting clubs.

These shows are a great opportunity for families across the state to learn how to incorporate GEM into their daily routine and help children improve their wellbeing.

A father of three, Martin Heppell is a former Assistant Principal and AFL player who has delivered more than 1,000 presentations for The Resilience Project.

Having grown up in a tribe in Borneo in South East Asia, Martin’s boundless energy, incredible sense of humour, and compassion for people of all walks of life make him the perfect person to help kids work through difficult feelings and take steps towards better mental health.

Tickets for all shows go on sale 9am, Thursday 22nd June. Find out more here