“This year, one in five Australians will have a significant mental health episode. Mental health doesn’t discriminate between work and home, and could impact your family, friends, workmates, staff and you.” Wesley Mission
OUR MISSION IS TO SAVE LIVES.
Our mission is to help decrease stress, bullying, and suicide by Igniting the Imagination, Inspiring self-belief and building resilience.
Our aim is to deliver unique, highly engaging and interactive presentations to schools, business and community events. Creating happy and healthy connected people.
OUR DREAM IS TO CREATE RESILIENT HAPPY PEOPLE.
Experienced Inspirational Entertainers, youth mental health first aiders, lifeline suicide prevention trained Keynote Speakers Michael Bennett and Donna-Leigh Perfect deliver a high energy interactive show like no other. It’s about sharing stories of overcoming life trauma in a unique, engaging and fun way to help people develop the skills they will need to build resilience and overcome adversity while improving their mental health and well-being. With their combined comedic, magic, ballooning and public speaking skills, DREAM GUARDS inspire people of every walk of life to unlock their full potential and pursue a life of happiness. Happiness is the gateway to fulfillment.
Who are the DREAM GUARDS?
Professional comedian and magician Michael Bennett and Personal Trainer and Life Line Councilor with suicide prevention training Donna-Leigh Perfect are the dynamic duo that make up the DREAM GUARDS who deliver a unique, energetic, eclectic and inspiring Tour of Resilience presentation to businesses and schools across Australia.
As parents of two adolescent adults themselves, Donna-Leigh and Michael understand first-hand the true essence and the unpredictable challenge of rearing self-reliant and successful children in our ever-changing complex world.
As business owners and entertainers, Donna-Leigh and Michael also understand the need for self-belief, confidence, and resilience to thrive in today's fast-paced, stressful and often hostile world.
With wonderful story showing, magic, comedy and engaging true-life stories of overcoming adversity, audiences are taken on a journey of emotional transcendence from laughter to tears and back.
"We simply love and are passionate about igniting your imagination and helping you create a strong sense of self-worth and belonging because we believe the future of the community is connectedness".
DREAM GUARDS ignite and excite the imagination in a unique and creative way. Imagination is a vital learning tool. ... A powerful imagination is a wonderful skill to have and a very important one to nurture throughout all stages of life. To really reach our full potential we believe imagination and play should be as important in our daily lives like love, nutrition, and health.
Interactive participation is a major part of the DREAM GUARDS presentation. Active participation is a way of working that supports an individual's right to participate in the activities and relationships of everyday life as independently as possible. ... Helps individuals Take control of their own care and support, and also helps an individual build their identity and self-esteem.
DREAM GUARDS connect individuals, schools and communities in a Fun, interactive and dynamic NEW way. We all need connection. Isolation and loneliness set the conditions for despair and depression. Feeling connected allows us to feel a sense of belonging, feeling wanted and cherished.
"The future of Community is Connectedness
The official launch of The Dream Guards FREE Mobile APP took place on National Day of Action Against Bullying & Violence March 15th and has been downloaded by 100’s of people in our community. With valuable resources providing Kids, Teens and Adults Life Saving Support at the push of a button
Family Drug Support
Aboriginal Family Support
With beautiful meditations and mindful Breathing Activities written and narrated by The Dream Guards Michael Bennett and Donna-Leigh Perfect with backing music by the Native American Flute Player Walter Smith and kindly recorded by Peter Grose. Giving people in our community an opportunity to relax and unwind and de-stress. Fun videos by The Dream Guards demonstrating their unique P.E.A.C.E tools empowering people to build resilience and self-confidence. APP City CEO – Heleen Bartlett “Their app is going to change lives, these two superstars change lives. It will be an amazing tool for people of all ages to connect with Donna-Leigh and Michael’s services and build resilience, inspire, believe and grow in this ever-changing world we live in” This Dream Guards FREE APP has the potential to Save Lives.
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