Authors: Mid North Coast Area Health Service
Event: 2003 TheMHS Awards
Type of resource: TheMHS Awards
Award state: NSW
Award level: Finalist
Award category: Mental Health Promotion or Mental Illness Prevention Program or Project
Abstract: The MoodSwell CD-ROM is an interactive environment where young people can: • Explore their feelings: • Explore issues such as: conflict, Drugs, Mental Health, Sexuality, Stress, Relationships, Body image, Self Esteem and Grief; • Explore their relationships with friends, family, partners, ten broader community and themselves; • Develop stress management and life skills; • Learn how to help themselves and others; • Be inspired by others; • Identify avenues for support It is designed to educate, entertain and inform. The CD features young people’s stories, writing, poetry, art, theatre and music. The first production run of 18,000 CDs will be distributed to high schools, health services, youth services, councils, community centres and non-government organisations at no cost. Every year-eleven student in the Mid North Coast will be given a copy. High Schools are offered a classroom kit including CDs, user manual and tools to aid integration with curriculum. Description of Facility/Organisation: The project is administered by the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service of the Mid North Coast Area Health Service. Project Target groups: • Secondary school students from years 7 to 12 within the Mid North Coast • Young people 14-17 years who are outside the school system, who are engaged with organisations such as refuges, employment agencies, etc.