Music Feedback Project
The Music Feedback Project is a unique video project involving both local and international musicians aims to get young people to talk about mental health issues. It features a series of interviews where young people ask musicians questions about their experiences with mental health.
“The aim of the project is for young people to see bands and artists talking about mental health issues in order to reduce the stigma associated with seeking help and to make them feel it’s okay for them to open up about their own issues,” says Youth Affairs Council of WA CEO Craig Comrie.
Research shows close to a third of young people in WA experience a mental health issue or illness every year.
This year, Music Feedback features US band Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, as well as local artists Mama Kin, Lionizer and Geoffrey James.
The Music Feedback DVD/CD and online videos will be launched as part of Mental Health Week, from 5th to the 12th of October, including a regional event on October 8th in Bunbury.
YACWA will print 20,000 copies of the videos, which will be distributed at youth centres and festivals. They will also be launched online.