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Children at greater risk during lockdown

Vulnerable children and young people are at significantly greater risk of or harm or, in some situations even death during times of lockdown, says Australia’s leading child protection advocate, Bravehearts. Bravehearts Founder and Executive Director,…

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Gold Coast hero sets new challenge to protect kids

Damien Williams is a husband, father and multi-sport endurance athlete, who doesn’t let the fact that he is blind stop him from taking on a challenge. In what will be a remarkable feat of endurance,…

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Claude’ The Mowerman’ Harvey OAM is a real-life superhero for Australian kids, spending his retirement trekking nationwide to spread awareness of child safety and raise funds for Bravehearts. This March, 74-year-old Mr Harvey will embark…

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Bravehearts Joins Forces with Tech Girls Movement to Develop Ditto App

To celebrate International Women’s Day (Sunday 8 March), Bravehearts is proud to announce it has been working on an important project with the Tech Girls Movement Foundation – the development of a Ditto App. Tech…

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IMPORTANT: If a child is in immediate danger or risk, phone 000. If you wish to report concerns that a child is being sexually harmed, including grooming of a child, please report to Policelink on 131…

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Research project seeks to understand how to better support parents of children who have experienced sexual abuse

A new study is looking into how to better support the parents of children who have been sexually abused. The research project, Examining the Factors Influencing Posttraumatic Growth in Parents of Children who have Experienced…

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An iconic Currumbin mural urging the community to protect our most vulnerable souls will live on after a rescue mission involving a passionate councillor, a talented artist and Australia’s leading child protection advocate. Bravehearts aims…

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777 Training Tips – An App Guide for Running Training

Smartphones have made life easier in a number of ways, one of which includes tracking your fitness. If you’re just about to embark on a new training regime or are set to undertake a race…

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777 Training Tips – A Beginner’s Guide to Long Distance Running

777 Training Tips A Beginner’s Guide to Long Distance Running Training for any sort of long-distance running is tough and getting started can be the hardest part. A suitable training guide will be paramount to…

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Helping children regulate their emotions after they’ve experienced trauma

Childhood trauma has been linked to a number of emotional and behavioural problems in children. For example, when they are exposed to stress, children who have experienced past trauma may have trouble calming themselves down,…

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Dear valued clients,

The health, safety and wellbeing of our clients is, and always has been Bravehearts highest priority. The situation regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) locally and around the world is changing daily. Considering the latest government directives in response to COVID-19, and in looking forward as far as is possible, we are making changes to the way we deliver our support services. Bravehearts have moved to a position of contactless service delivery. All regular sessions and support services will now be conducted via telephone and our E-Health platform.

Bravehearts will continue to provide counselling and support services to all existing and new clients.  

The decision to proceed in this way has been made to safeguard the health, safety and wellbeing of our clients, staff and that of the community. The service changes are temporary. We will advise you of further changes.

We continue to accept and action new referrals for all services. Anyone wanting to access our services can call Bravehearts on 1800 272 831. People can still be referred, by calling, or by filling out an online referral form. We anticipate having a significant online and telephone capability to support clients and the community through this time.

If you have any questions about the changes outlined above, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

We appreciate your understanding during this uncertain time.