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ALEC Artists Inspect headspace Skateboard Wall

Headspace Skateboards

Today, five of our ALEC students ventured to headspace Griffith to see their artworks mounted in the lobby.

The wall is the culmination of the work of thirty local artists who created a design for a skateboard. Each artist submitted something close to their heart, whether it was an expression of their culture, their true selves or just something that they really liked. The skateboards were completed in school with teachers and during afterschool workshops with local artist Isis-Rae Ronan from Tambourine Creative.

After seeing their work in situ, the students were then shown around headspace’s fancy new Griffith operation and given a quick presentation on the organisation. Clinicians Josh and Mikaela spoke about the importance of mental health and how to access headSpace’s services.

“The skateboard wall was Abbey Tallentire’s initiative,” explains Clinician Mikaela Moore, “It was a way for students to represent themselves in our new centre – so they can see a bit of themselves when they walk in.”

You can see the skateboards yourself at headspace Griffith at 1/26 Ulong Street. headspace is a safe, confidential environment for young people aged 12- 25 and their families to access services such as education, training & employment support, alcohol & drug support, general health, wellbeing and mental health support.