Head Tales was a storytelling project designed to reduce the stigma attached to mental illness and ignite the inner storyteller in participants.
Starting in 2014, a series of storytelling workshops were held for clients of mental health services across regional WA in Margaret River, Bunbury, Busselton, Geraldton and Narrogin. Along the way, CAN expanded the program to involve digital animation, visual arts and audio recording.
Professional actor and comedian, Andrea Gibbs, ran each of the workshops which were designed to allow participants to explore issues of mental health in a safe, friendly and inclusive environment where they could build their confidence and self-esteem by sharing their stories.
Head Tales was supported by the WA Mental Health Commission and CAN worked with various organisations to deliver the program in each town, including Pathways, Lamp Inc and True Colours Bunbury in the South West and Arafmi WA and Regional Home Care Services in Geraldton.