Messengers is a non-clinical social support program for vulnerable young people and their families across the A.C.T. The program works with young people aged 9 – 25 who are experiencing mental ill-health, social isolation and a range of other issues. Offering weekly arts-based groups, participants are encouraged to develop new artistic skills and make social connections in a safe and inclusive environment. Messengers programs are specifically designed to improve psychological and social wellbeing via targeted participation in the arts.
Pop In Pop Art @ Tuggeranong Arts CentreTuesdays 3.30 – 5.00pm
Aimed at young people aged 9 – 13 who are experiencing early signs of mental health or other issues. Facilitated by visual artist, Emma Rani Hodges, this visual arts class will encourage young people to express themselves via a range of practices
Art lab @ Tuggeranong Arts CentreThursdays, 1:00 – 3:00pm
Facilitated by artist, Lily Platts, this class encourages young people to explore identity through a broad suite of arts projects including photography, textiles and painting.
Sketchy Southside @ Tuggeranong Arts CentreWednesdays, 12.30 – 2.30pm
Facilitated by visual artist, Lily Platts, this class encourages young people to explore identity and develop artistic skills in ceramics, drawing, printmaking and more.
Studio M @ Tuggeranong Arts CentreWednesdays, 5.30 – 7.30pm
Studio M is a non-clinical arts-based support program for young adults aged 18 – 25 who are experiencing mental ill-health, social isolation or other issues.
Connect & ChatFridays between 9.00 – 5.00pm
Youth support worker, Kelsey is available each Friday if you need help with anything or would like a chat.
Parenting Help SeminarsThurs 4 & 11 May, 5:30pm
Due to popular demand, the Messengers Program will again be offering our free parenting seminar for challenged parents of adolescents.
The Messengers Program is proudly supported by the ACT Government.