Messengers improves social and emotional wellbeing through targeted participation in the Arts.
The Messengers Program is an arts based early intervention program for young people who are experiencing signs of anxiety, depression and other mental health issues. The program also assists young people to explore personal and gender identity. At risk young people aged 12 – 25 years are offered an arts based approach that builds resilience, improves mental health and young people’s acceptance of their diversity. The program teaches young people creative skills across a range of artistic mediums, including visual arts, performing arts and digital and cross-art forms. Messengers is a free program and eligible participants can join at any time during the term.
The program employs professional artists and support workers, as well as peer mentors, who encourage and support young participants to work through their issues by learning new creative ways to express themselves. Participants are encouraged to approach the challenges they face in school, in their communities and families in creative and more positive ways. Additional one-on-one support is also provided.
The wealth of experience gained over 17 years of operation makes the Messengers Program an important part of youth service delivery across the ACT. Messengers encourages artistic skill development and assists young people to re-engage with the community through participating in the program.
Want to Participate?
Messengers runs classes during school terms during school hours (see classes tab for info on each class). Classes typically run for one to two hours with a break during the session. Messengers is a free program and eligible participants can join at any time during the term.
To join the program please contact us on (02) 6293 2212 to discuss eligibility and availability.
Phone: Penny on 6293 2212 and Kelsey on 0456 859 252
Address: Tuggeranong Arts Centre, 137 Reed Street, Greenway ACT 2901
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The Messengers Program is proudly supported by the ACT Government.