Sharing our experiences can be difficult, using
mythological or folk tales we can grow our understanding of
our own journey and find wisdom for future decisions.
Kids Making Choices
An early intervention program funded by The Attorney Generals
Dept. and Illawarra Ethnic Communities Council, which has
been running for 5 years in the Illawarra.
An intensive two-day program is delivered by
a team of four - a storyteller (Lillian), a drama teacher
(Pip), and two visual art workers (Lava and Mohamed).
Participants delve into self-image, personal
decision making processes, goal development and the range
of choices they make in their daily lives.
Sharing world folktales of heart, care, loss and personal
welfare. As a group we examine the truth of these stories
and relate them to our everyday experiences of living with
a loved one with mental illness.
Mental Health Stories
Below is a video clip of one aspect of my story as a carer, my brothers story
as a young man with schizophrenia and a folk tale that speaks to all of