Clients: Victoria Police, Department of Justice and Community Safety

Project Date: Oct 2018- Aug 2019

About the Project:

Storyscape teamed up with the Department of Justice and Community Safety, Victoria Police, Headspace, YSAS, and Neami YFlex to deliver a creative community safety/mental health project with Year 8 and 9 students at The Lakes School, South Morang.

Through the 10-week program we explored topics such as mental health, digital safety, alcohol and drugs, and family violence. Students reflected on what they’d learnt, and expressed their thoughts and solutions through photography, visual art, poetry, dance, animation and filmmaking. We joined forces once again with the very talented Monkeymarc, Mantra, Candice Monique, and Melbourne Playback Theatre to deliver the creative elements. The end products from these workshops were a short film, photo story exhibition, advocacy artworks, poems and performance pieces.

The second phase of this project was the Our Minds Our World Community Safety Expo. This was a full school day event designed by Storyscape and The Lakes students, at a convention centre in Whittlesea. Attending local schools took part in a Melbourne Playback Theatre Show, viewed the creative works produced by The Lakes students, participated in interactive mini-workshops and contributed to discussions on a Q&A panel.