RiSEQLD - Support & Advocacy Network Inc.
Bronwyn Rees – Founder and CEO
RiSE QLD Advocacy and Support Network is proud to be part of a global movement to treat and prevent toxic stress.
TOXIC STRESS: 1 of the leading causes of health & emotional problems
“Many of us who have experienced trauma and or adversity have no idea how these toxic experiences have affected us our children and future generations.”
“If we can predict harm, we can prevent harm.”
- Dr. Robert Anda
“The child may not remember, but the body remembers.”
Extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain development and have lifelong effects on health and behaviours.
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RiSE QLD was founded in 2014 by Bronwyn Rees armed with a passion for knowledge, asking the right questions and seeking solutions that work.


RiSE QLD Inc. is proud to be part of a global movement among paediatricians, therapists, educators and communities, to treat & prevent toxic stress.

N. E. A. R.

Neuroscience, Epigenetics, ACE’s, Resilience. Resilience, The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope.

Positive Experience.

RiSE QLD Forums to strengthen Community engagement. Building caring connections promoting positive experiences.


RiSE QLD’s first Trauma Retreat – A safe place to heal. Fundraising project: Intervention, prevention and post care.


In solidarity with disadvantaged people, we advocate for systemic change required to create a more just and caring society.

The Beginning.

Fight. Flight. Freeze.

Bronwyn Rees was inspired to create RiSE QLD as a grass roots movement due to legislative change in 2012 that affected many sole parents in Australia.

Coming from the lived experience of violence, we can see the gaps within the system. Many of us who have experienced trauma have no idea of what is happening to us or our children. Just witnessing and hearing violence is enough to hardwire a person to the trauma response.

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Understanding trauma gives hope; being understood aids in healing.

Bronwyn Rees – Founder and CEO

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