New Art Groups for Youth at the Nambucca Heads Youth Centre

Art materials ready to go with Millie Shapiro.


THE Nambucca Heads Youthie has launched an after school Art Group for local youth.

This will operate every Tuesday during Term 4, with the first session to be held on Tuesday 26 October, 3:30-4:30pm.

The program is open for ages 12-25, and there is no need to book, as walk-ins are welcome.

All art supplies are provided, as is some delicious afternoon tea.

Millie Shapiro, Youth Worker for GenHealth said, “GenHealth is a new program working at the Youthie.

“This is a service providing mental health support and resources for mental wellbeing, aiming to promote a healthy lifestyle.”

GenHealth is based in Coffs Harbour, with a new outreach service being offered at the Youthie.

When asked about the aim of the Art Group, Ms Shapiro told News Of The Area, “Our project lead Miranda Cull is an art therapist.

“There will be lots of art materials available at each session, and everyone will be able to use the materials to create what they want.

“We plan on having some proper art lessons as well, and at a later stage will get the group to work together on a large mural to hang at the Youthie.

“We are making a place where young people can just hang out in a safe supportive space.”

Ms Shapiro said there is a long term vision in place for the community space.

“The aim is to make the Youthie a place where youth in the community can come along and get together.

“We would like to see youth feeling comfortable just dropping into the Youthie.”

GenHealth operates at the Youthie Monday and Tuesday, but the centre is open five days a week.

Watch this space, as a new group will also be organised for Monday with a different focus.

For further information please contact the Nambucca Heads Youth Services Centre, 48 Ridge Street, Nambucca Heads, on 6568 7777 from Monday to Friday.

Ms Millie Shapiro from GenHealth can be contacted Monday and Tuesday on 0431 576 001.

The Art Group for Youth will be held on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 at the Youthie.




The first Art Group session will be held on Tuesday 26 October, 3:30-4:30pm.

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