10 Dec 2015 Multicultural Youth Development Project’s (MYDP) quarterly newsletter summer edition
Cultural Creations is a performance-based programme designed to give young people the
opportunity to investigate mental health and wellbeing topics in a controlled, informative and
engaging manner. The group performed on the 10th of December at Wollongong Youth
Services, acting out a script with a particular focus on body image.
The Cultural Creations’ team creates its scripts based on the issues raised - and the specific
triggers for mental health difficulties faced - by young people. The programme is a partnership
between STARTTS (The NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and
Trauma Survivors), Illawarra Multicultural Services (IMS), SCARF (Strategic Community
Assistance to Refugee Families) Headspace Wollongong, Wollongong City Council -Youth
Services, Mind Blank and the MYDP.