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In conjunction with Brave Foundation’s World’s Biggest Baby Shower, the “Baby Shower” Rose will be released by West Australian rose grower Peter Nosow, from Landsdale Rose Gardens, raising money for Brave Foundation.


Happy Birthday to dear Anne Tomlinson Walsh

Happy Birthday to dear Anne Tomlinson Walsh
19 March 1924 – 24 July 2012

Brave Foundation and Impact Communities partner to deliver workshops for expecting and parenting teens

Brave Foundation announces partnership with Impact Communities to facilitate the delivery of Brave Foundations Journey to Destination (J2D) Workshops for Expecting and Parenting Teens.

Winner - Tasmanian Telstra Business Woman of the Year

PW1 last night hosted the Telstra Business Women's Awards where CEO and Founding Director Bernadette Black won Tasmanian Telstra Business Woman of the Year for 2016.

Telstra Business Woman of the year finalist!

Brave Foundation's CEO and Founding Director, Bernadette Black was announced last week as a Finalist in the Telstra Business Women's Award for the Purpose and Social Enterprise Award Category.

CEO Bernadette Black and Senator Jacquie Lambie

Jan Russ - Brave Foundation Ambassador on Studio 10

Jan Russ talks about how she grew up and her struggles as a pregnant teenager.

Handbuilt Creative Places in Top International Award – 2016 Summit Creative Award

Congratulations to the team at Handbuilt Creative who won Gold in the Creative Award category and Bronze in the Not For Profit category at the International Summit Awards for their work on the Brave Foundation website.

Brave Foundation launches World's Biggest Baby Shower

Around 80 guests braved the stormy weather on Sunday May 1 to attend the Brave Foundation’s inaugural signature fundraising event – the World’s Biggest Baby Shower at the beautiful Villa Howden.

Radio Interview ABC Hobart

Bernadette Black is interviewed by Ryk Goddard on ABC Hobart

Teen mum who wants to change the world

At just 16, Bernadette Black faced a difficult predicament. Staring down at two blue lines on a pregnancy test,
taken in a public toilet before a shift at her weekend job, her life changed forever.

Harcourts gives Brave donation

Brave Foundation, founded by local Bernadette Black and based in Kingston, received a $5000 grant from the Harcourts Foundation on Thursday, February 25.

This doesn't happen to good girls - Take 5 Article

I thought my life was over...
Bernadette Black, 39, Blackmans Bay, Tas.

Teenage mums share their success!

Tears stained my cheeks. Crumpled on the floor, I felt absolutely terrible. 'I can't do this,' I cried. I was five months pregnant with my first baby - and while most mums-to-be would be overjoyed, I was terrified.

'I was a mum at 16'

Hanna Peterson, 23, runs Playball North West, a children's sports programme. She gave birth to her daughter Indianna Lucas, or 'Indi' for short, when she was a 16-year-old high school student. The pair live with Hanna's parents in Auckland.

Teenage mothers in Melbourne find alternative classroom to complete education

A group of teenage mothers in Melbourne has graduated year 11 through a specially tailored classroom after being turned away by their high schools.

Top teen - and dad at 17

Teenage father, musician, top tennis player, student. It would seem Noa Woolloff already had enough responsibilities.

Adelaide teen who gave birth at 13 now a mum of three

Four years ago, Caitlin Lehmann became one of Australia’s youngest mums when she gave birth to a baby boy, Anthony, at the age of 13.

Bernadette Black and the bravery of teenage mothers

The Brave Foundation is a support network for teenage mothers, set up by Bernadette Black. It’s the perfect combination of practical support, networking and resources, all aimed at ensuring girls are able to finish their education, look after their children and create a happy, independent life for their families. Brave is very clear that their support has to extend beyond just young mothers, that young fathers, extended families, medical services and particularly schools, also need resources. They look after the whole village.

Congratulations on your graduation teen mums!!

A group of teenage mothers in Melbourne has graduated year 11 through a specially tailored classroom after being turned away by their high schools.