I teach a number of units on a BA Community Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs at Chisholm Institute, Melbourne. In addition to theory, a big component of the classes my classes is teaching and developing students’ imagination and art making skills; deepening their understanding of how important the arts can be to people who have mental health and AOD issues.
This community project below is the brainwave of one of our 3rd Year Students studying Working with Children and Youth.
A tongue in cheek idea to engage young people in things that might take them away from their screen …. for a while, anyway.
These are all on permanent display at the Chisholm Institute Berwick Library.
Work in progress.