headspace sponsors film, Bully

headspace is proud to be the exclusive sponsor of the new documentary Bully, being presented as part of the Next Gen series at the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF).

Bully profiles five young Americans and their families who have been affected by bullying. Each story represents a different side of the bullying epidemic and captures a growing movement among parents and young people to change how bullying is addressed in schools and in communities.

headspace will also partner with Roadshow Films on the national release of Bully which is in selected cinemas across the country from August 23

headspace ambassador Ruby Rose, who says she was tormented on a day-to-day basis during high school, will be involved in a MIFF panel discussion for students centred around the film and the issues it raises.

Ruby Rose, will join the film's director, Lee Hirsch, and headspace youth ambassador Joel Pellicci, to talk about making a film designed to bring about change, and how we can all act to stop the problem of bullying in Victorian high schools.


headspace CEO Chris Tanti said the film shows the devastating impact bullying can have on the mental and physical health of  young people.

"This film will really open people's eyes to the serious and destructive nature of bullying and how wide spread the impact can be," said Mr Tanti.

"headspace hopes the film will encourage individuals to get help for issues with bullying before things get out of hand."

Melbourne International Film Festival runs August 2 - August 19 2012, visit www.miff.com.au.


headspace media contact:

Carly Wright
Tel: 03 9027 0129
Mob: 0413 025 385
Email: cwright@headspace.org.au