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 – 14 who are experiencing early signs of mental health or other issues. Facilitated by visual artist, Blaide Lallemand, this visual arts class will encourage young people to express themselves via a range of practices
Escape artists is a non-clinical visual arts pilot program designed for teenagers (12 – 16) who are experiencing social anxiety. The aim of the program is to support young people to develop confidence and social skills.
Facilitated by visual artist, Sui Jackson, this class encourages young people to explore identity and develop artistic skills in ceramics, drawing, printmaking and more.
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.
The Messengers youth support worker, Kelsey is available each Friday if you need help with anything or would like to have a chat.
Due to popular demand, the Messengers Program will again be offering our free parenting seminar for challenged parents of adolescents.
The Holiday Drop-in is a free holiday program for young people who would like to keep a connection to the Messengers program and peers over holiday breaks.
The Messengers Program is proudly supported by the ACT Government.