We know your name, but not your story

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An initiative set to uncover the untold stories of Corangamite.

In 2018 the story collection day held in Cobden provided a vast array of storytellers. A snapshot of the day can be found here

We know your name,but not your story video

The project commenced in 2017 when Council coordinated the We Know Your Name But Not Your Story initiative, in partnership with local health services, Corangamite Shire Youth Council and Humankind Enterprises. 

Council is again running this exciting project to build resilience in local young people which was born from a survey conducted in Corangamite Shire in May 2016 which showed that one quarter of the 335 young people surveyed felt dissatisfied with their connection to their community.
 

The theme of ‘community connection’ was explored with the Youth Council and key leaders in the local community who designed the project which used story telling as a vehicle for increasing community connectedness.

Ambassadors

A peer selected group of young people from each participating school and who have completed the BRICKs program will undertake this program:

  • Training and skills development looking at leadership/peer support/event planning/community connections/ developing an understanding of health and wellbeing issues for young people across Corangamite
  • Develop/facilitate/coordinate health and wellbeing event at their school encouraging peer support/sharing of knowledge around mental health
  • Create connections between schools/Shire/health services/community organisations

The leaders come together for three sessions across the year to create connections and develop their skills with the aid of community leaders and the Supporting Corangamite Youth (SCY) network of services working with young people Corangamite for youth.

BRICKs and the Ambassador programs are supported by the Corangamite Shire, Supporting Corangamite Youth, Health Services across Corangamite, YAC VIC Rural, headspace (Warrnambool), School Focused Youth Services, all secondary schools in Corangamite including Hampden Specialist School and the Victorian Government through the Engage! program.