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TEACHING MENTAL FITNESS THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

THE PROGRAM

An interactive mental fitness program 

Target age group 10-15 year olds (Year 5-10)

Teaching positive mental health strategies using photography

5 x 1 hour sessions 

Sessions can be weekly/fortnightly or delivered in one week

Printed workbooks provided for each student to keep

No fancy camera skills needed

Program can be adapted to school curriculum 

Selected photos printed for students to keep

Presented by Sandra - Founder of the Unframed Project

Delivered in a safe and supportive manner

Contact Sandra for a quote for your school 

      (we do not charge per student to keep costs down for your school)






TEACHING MENTAL FITNESS THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY

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
  • Photography is a fun, engaging way to teach mental health
  • An interactive platform to discuss and develop positive mental health strategies
  • Most students have smartphones. Students can put into practice what they learnt in the workshops


    PROGRAM OUTLINE

    Key concepts covered:

    • Introduction to the 4 core photography principles
    • Overview of the brain and its functions
    • How our brain forms thoughts and emotions
    • What is and isn't mental fitness
    • Dealing with stressful situations 
    • Positive mental health strategies
    • Unhelpful mental health strategies
    • Developing a positive mindset
    • Mental Health services available 
    • Accessing help online, at school and in the community
    • How to help a friend in distress
    • Introduction to shooting on DSLR camera
    • Interactive photography activities each session
    • Hands on photography shoots
    • KINDNESS project 





    Duration 5 hours

    Maximum 36 students

    Canon 1500D DSLR cameras used in this workshop

    Photos printed for students to keep

    Guaranteed fun and excitement each session!

    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.