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Burn Bright exists to empower New Zealand’s young people to become active participants and community leaders, equipping them with self-belief, confidence, and a positive vision for the future. We help young people to look after their mental health and wellbeing in a proactive and preventative way. We do this through a range of positive evidence-based strategies that help young people to take charge of their lives.
Burn Bright’s program development and delivery is based upon our Theory of Change. Our Theory of Change is our formal, evidence-based plan that focuses on a young person’s psychological growth and development. Our programs specifically target psychological wellbeing and prosocial behaviour. They empower young people through leadership strategies, to enable peer to peer support for others and promote strategies for mental ill-health prevention within their schools and communities. You can see more about our Theory of Change and evidence we use to build, design and deliver our programs by clicking below.
There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach; each and every Burn Bright program is highly focused, tailored and adapted to needs of the students and the school. Burn Bright’s curriculum is focused on demonstrating how students can turn theory into action by practicing and road testing skills learnt before applying them in their own lives. To reinforce this, we provide follow-up opportunities to encourage students to make the change last.