A cat called Harvey

‘A cat called Harvey’ was written to support children of parents diagnosed with cancer and based on a true story. Harvey understands the need to be free, to escape and to socialize. Socially confident but somewhat rebellious to house instruction, Harvey’s adventures lead him down a path of destruction. Lessons are learnt and passed on including the power of unconditional love, boundaries to keep us safe and secure and the importance of following instructions. Currently being published and release date to be advised.

Written by Vanessa Trengove (Vanessa Adelaide) for Carrie McIver

Connor the Kangaroo from Kalgoorlie

‘Connor the Kangaroo from Kalgoorlie ‘ was written to support the sometimes difficult but important decision of changing environment for well-being. Changes for children can be unsettling and sometimes disruptive, this story looks at the positive aspects of re locating and changing environment for the pursuit of happiness. In a troubling world, events such as bush fires, floods, and other environment factors can cause a change of direction including the place we call home.

Written by Vanessa Trengove (Vanessa Adelaide)

Nana loves dress ups

‘Nana loves dress ups’ was written at a time when children could not visit their grandparents due to Australian state border restrictions during COVID. This story looks at the importance of family, family tradition and having fun with your kin. Family traditions play a special role in sculpting children’s sense of identity. It is important that children can identify one adult who truly loves and believes in them to make a positive difference in their sense of self. In this story it is Nana, however Nana lives in Sydney and the little girls lives in Perth.

Our Motto

Our motto at drum-on on is simple, ‘If the sun rises drum -on”. Our focus is on raising awareness around well-ness and the factors that contribute to looking after yourself and staying healthy. Our person -centred approach allows participants to lead, learn and engage at their own pace.  We believe our creative art approach to well- being is effective in reaching all generations. It’s simple, people who need the most love often ask for it in the most unloving ways. Our aim is clear, we are here to provide hope, encouragement and fun.


Online Story Reading

Online story reading for children currently reading ‘The Forgotten Toys’ series available for Primary School children aged 5-8 years. Focusing on Junior Primary (years 1 – 3) student mental health and well-being. Co-ordination of reading appointments to be made via your School Psychologist, Chaplain or Councillor. Bookings are now available for term 4, 2021 for those in AEST . Reading is currently available for WA schools at 2.30 pm (AEST 4.30 pm) slots during winter months. Pre and Post evaluation forms will be emailed for those requiring feedback and records for students. Questionnaires to be emailed to teacher post reading.