Messengers is an arts-based youth support program for vulnerable young people and their families operating across the A.C.T. Messengers offers weekly group programs in which participants develop a range of skills across artistic mediums including visual, performing and other creative arts. The program is aimed at young people who are experiencing mild-moderate mental health issues. Messengers programs are specifically designed to improve social and psychological wellbeing via targeted participation in the arts.
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
Crafternoon is a pilot partnership between Messengers and Charles Weston School. The program is aimed at young people aged 9 – 13 who are experiencing early signs of mental health or other issues
A collaborative exhibition straddling performance, spectatorship, and the space generated in the exchange between performer, collaborator and audience.
Facilitated by artist, Sui Jackson, this class encourages young people to explore identity through a broad suite of arts projects including photography, textiles and painting.
Facilitated by visual artist, Sui Jackson, this class encourages young people to explore identity and develop artistic skills in ceramics, drawing, printmaking and more.
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.
Youth support worker, Kelsey is available each Friday if you need help with anything or would like a chat.
The Messengers Program is proudly supported by the ACT Government.