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Mission Australia partnered with Charitable Organisation Desert Pea Media during the July school holidays to work with a group of local youth, Elders and Services to produce a music video creating awareness on Mental Health.
Mental Health Month occurs annually over the month of October and the 2015 theme is ‘Value Your Mind’.
Over the month of October, we are looking to promote the clip as much as possible to raise awareness on the topic of mental health, decrease the negative stigma and educate the community through music.
Youth from the Dubbo community attended the 5 day workshop where the lyrics were brainstormed and created to reflect back on the focus of mental health, everyone got involved with the recording and laying of the track and participated actively in the filming of the clip.
The content relates back to the 2015 theme and all of the youth were extremely proud of the end product and were thankful to be given this opportunity and a chance to be role models for their peers and community.