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Amplifying the voices of young people in mental health.


The REVERB project was the initiative of CMY’s Youth Advisory Group in 2018 and 2019, who saw the need for a mental health and wellbeing program to address the stigma of mental health in culturally and linguistically diverse communities. 

REVERB is a co-design project with young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds, which aims to address the stigma surrounding mental health. REVERB will amplify young people’s voices, share their lived experiences to encourage young people to seek help and practice positive wellbeing.

CMY, mental health services and young people will co-design and co-facilitate safe and culturally relevant conversations through workshops with young people, community members and mental health services providers. The place-based workshops share lived experiences of overcoming ill mental health and provides practical, participant-led strategies that encourage better mental health outcomes for young people.

As part of the Reverb project there are currently two workshops available, with a third on the way in 2021.

“I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you for last night’s session. I was so impressed with the young facilitators’ skills and the way they supported the young people in the group through the topics. I loved the way they ran each workshop and the way they engaged each person. The activities worked so well with the online platform format.”

– Youth Development Officer, City of Whittlesea

REVERB is supported by Gandel Philanthropy.

1. Young People to Young People Workshops

Mental Health and Wellbeing workshops designed and delivered for young people by young people.

Young people will have the opportunity to hear other young people’s experiences of overcoming mental ill health and learn from practical, participant-led strategies that encourage better mental health outcomes. The workshops can be delivered online or face to face and are currently being offered. We can be flexible to your needs but our workshops usually run for 60-90 minutes.

Our workshops are co-designed and facilitated by youth facilitators from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, who have been trained in facilitation, holding meaningful conversations, and use of language surrounding Mental Health.

Download the REVERB Workshop Flyer

2. Young People to Mental Health Sector Workshops

A 3.5 hour professional development workshop to address the under representation of multicultural young people accessing mental health services. The young people will share their lived experiences alongside best practice cultural responsive approaches to promote accessible mental health service provision.

Our workshops are co-designed and facilitated by youth volunteers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, who are trained in facilitation, have lived experiences in accessing mental health services, and have understanding of cultural nuances when discussing mental health in their communities. The workshops can be delivered online or face to face and are currently being offered.

Download the Professional Development Workshop Flyer

3. Young People to Communities Workshops

Available in 2021!

What is included?

  • Two youth facilitators to deliver the workshops and share stories about overcoming ill mental health
  • Introductory strategies for young people to connect, reflect and process emotions
  • Local support services and self-care resources and activities available to young people
  • Workshop materials and resources
  • CMY staff member to be present at the workshop and follow up with students, if required

Contact us

Jess Case | Project Officer
E | jcase@cmy.net.au
M | 0475 400 883