Mental Health Expo presents Bailey Beats the Blah

Mental Health Expo

In October, Brisbane Mental Health Expo presents my FUN interactive pantomime Bailey Beats the Blah with costumes and pro-active mental health messages for children and families.

What’s Brisbane Mental Health Expo?

The Brisbane Mental Health Expo is an engaging way to promote mental health programs and services, sharing information and resources with the community.  The expo centres on Reddacliff Place, Brisbane and Brisbane Square Library next door.

What’s Arts@Mental Health Expo?

It celebrates artists and creatives working in the intersection of arts and health, or identifying as having a lived experience of mental health concerns.

Join us for this FREE and exciting program of Arts for Inclusion at Brisbane Square Library.

Its sponsored by Brisbane City Council and Brisbane City Libraries.

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What’s Bailey Beats the Blah?

Picture book, Bailey Beats the BLAH was created by me, award-winning resilience author Karen Tyrrell.

Bailey’s feeling blah and sad and doesn’t want to go to school.

He transforms his blah into ha-ha-ha, enjoying a happy, healthy life.


Bailey Beats the Blah is supported by Kids Helpline and Kids Book Review.

What’s Bailey Beats the Blah pantomime?

‘Come along to our interactive pantomime with costume, props, storytelling and song to teach children coping skills to deal with low moods and anxiety. Based on the children’s book Bailey Beats the Blah, by award winning author Karen Tyrrell, who  overcame mental illness and workplace bullying.

Young and the young at heart welcome!’

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Award-winning Books for Sale

 Karen Tyrrell and co-author Steve Tyrrell are award-winning mental health advocates, recovered from mental health issues and parent-teacher bullying.

Karen wrote Me and Her: A Memoir of Madness and Me and Him: A Guide to Recovery

Steve and Karen create empowering books for children with themes of self-care, bully prevention, perseverance, and resilience …

The Song Bird Superhero series teaches kids about bully prevention and caring for the environment.

Song Bird: Rainforest Rescue is shortlisted for Speech Pathology Book of the Year 2019. ORDER HERE

SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel HERE

 EVENT: Bailey Beats the Blah Pantomime

Karen Tyrrell (me) as Bailey and Steve Tyrrell as fuzzy the dog, perform Bailey Beats the Blah on Friday 11th October at 1.40pm

Bailey Beats the Blah Pantomime

DATE: Friday 11th October 1:40-2:25pm

PLACE: Brisbane Square Library, Level 2, End Room.

10:30-2.15 Library Theatrette, Level 1: Speaker, film, visual artist, karaoke workshop.

10:30-2.25 Library Level 2 End Room: Empathy VR, interactive theatre, creative/ inspiration talks.

**1.40 pm: Bailey Beats the Blah Pantomime with Karen & Steve Tyrrell

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