Sharing Stories

Sharing Stories Project

The Sharing Stories Project aims to equip community members with the skills and knowledge to be peer educators for their communities. The project works with the families and young people from CALD communities about ways of negotiating safe relationships and how to find support to manage their health within intimate relationships.

Sharing Stories creates awareness of diseases associated with intimate relationships and hopes to prevent the spread of infections through understanding and awareness. The strategies utilised to engage the community are:

  • Community Education
  • Youth Theatre
  • Women’s Theatre
  • Peer Education programs
  • Professional Development
  • Education Resources

For more details please read more about each of the following programs.

Sharing Stories Camp

Sharing Stories runs a camp for young people once a year. The week-long camp aims to create a safe environment where participants can explore issues and develop life skills that will benefit their health and well-being and that also enhances their journey of settling into Australian society.

For more information please contact Isabella Mandungu on 93455755 or email Isabella.mandungu@mmrcwa.org.au

Ellenbrook Youth Drama

Using interactive Drama the participants learn about contraception, pregnancy, infections and other everyday issues young people face. The girls become more aware of their situation and pass their knowledge on to their peers.

This program runs every Tuesdays from 3pm to 5pm at Ellenbrook Secondary College. Please Click here for current sessions.

For more information please contact Isabella Mandungu on (08) 93455755 or email Isabella.mandungu@mmrcwa.org.au

Sharing Stories Stall at Beatball

Beatball (or Street Corner basketball) is held on the last Friday of the month at the Herb Graham Centre. Our Sharing Stories youth officer attends Beatball to discuss and share with the young people educational information which promotes sexual health and builds awareness of diseases associated with intimate relationships.

Everyone is welcome to come and play Beatball from 5.30pm to 9pm at Herb Graham Recreation Centre.

MMRC works with the City of Stirling, Nyoongar Sports and Community Policing who organise the program.

For more information please contact Isabella Mandungu on 93455755 or email Isabella.mandungu@mmrcwa.org.au

Peer Educator Drama

Peer educators participate in interactive drama sessions to learn new skills and develop their understanding of themselves and others.

The drama sessions take place every Monday from 2pm to 4pm at the MMRC Youth and Family Centre in Mirrabooka.

For more information please contact Isabella Mandungu on 93455755 or email Isabella.mandungu@mmrcwa.org.au

Sharing Stories Youth Theatre Ensemble

The Sharing Stories Youth Theatre Ensemble works with young people from CALD background and uses different forms of creative expression, such as drama and film-making, to help them learn about safe/healthy relationships, ethical friendships and the various support services available.

Sessions are held every Wednesday at MMRC Youth and Family Centre from 4pm to 6pm

Please contact Anne Sorenson for more information on (08) 93455755 or email anne.sorenson@mmrcwa.org.au

Health Information Sessions

Information sessions on Health are run at MMRC Youth and Family Centre for different CALD communities to increase their awareness and knowledge of sexual health as well as supporting them to become confident to talk about it. Please click here for current information sessions.

Please contact Anne Sorenson for more information on (08) 93455755 or anne.sorenson@mmrcwa.org.au

World Aids Day Event

MMRC runs an event each year for World Aids Day, in partnership with WAAC, to commemorate the journey of those affected by HIV/AIDs. The event consists of various forms of entertainment such as song, dance, drama and film screenings. It is designed to promote HIV/AIDs awareness, informs the community about HIV/AIDS, and helps reduce stigma associated with HIV/AID.

For more information Contact Anne Sorensen on 93455755 or email anne.sorenson@mmrcwa.org.au.

Family Drama Group

The family drama groups run every Wednesday from 10am to 12pm at MMRC Youth and Family Centre. This program is funded by the Department of Health.
Drama is used to empower families and communities to talk about sexual health education and increase their knowledge about sexual health. It builds and improves family relationships through informal and fun learning.
For more information Contact Anne Sorensen on (08) 93455755 or email
anne.sorenson@mmrcwa.org.au.

 

This program is funded under the Health Department of WA.