TEACHING MENTAL FITNESS THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

THE PROGRAM

An interactive mental fitness program 

Target age group 12-17 year olds

Teaching positive mental health strategies using photography

2 hour session OR  HALF day option

Giving back 'KINDNESS' project

Suitable with Smartphone, iPad or DLSR cameras

No fancy camera skills needed

Program can be adapted to school curriculum 

Workshops FREE for Kimberley & Pilbara schools

Presented by Sandra - Founder of the Unframed Project

Delivered in a safe and supportive manner


WHY PHOTOGRAPHY?

  • Photography is a form of mindfulness, an effective therapy for mental health
  • Sometimes you can't verbalise how you feel but you can show it in a photo
  • Most teens have a smartphone
  • An interactive platform to discuss and develop positive mental health strategies

HALF DAY PROGRAM

Key concepts covered:

  • Introduction to photography principles
  • Overview of the brain and its functions
  • What is and isn't mental fitness?
  • Overview of anxiety and depression
  • Positive mental health strategies
  • Unhelpful mental health strategies
  • Mental Health services available 
  • Introduction to shooting on DSLR camera
  • Interactive photography activity
  • Hands on photography shoots
  • KINDNESS project 


Duration 4 hours

Maximum 15 students

Canon 1500D DSLR cameras used in this workshop

2 HOUR WORKSHOP

Key concepts covered:

  • Introduction to photography principles
  • What is and isn't mental fitness?
  • Positive mental health strategies
  • Unhelpful mental health strategies
  • Mental Health services available
  • Interactive photography activity
  • Hands on photography activity
  • KINDNESS project


Duration  2 hours 

Maximum 30 students

The Unframed Project would like to acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as Australia‚Äôs First People and Traditional Custodians. We respect the traditions and cultures of Elders past and present and seek to provide mental health education in a culturally acceptable way to all youth.