Young Rural People’s Stories of Thriving and Surviving

Are you a young adult (aged 12-25) living in a rural or farming community?

Have you experienced tough times?

Share you experience, tell your story and help others by taking this unique and supported opportunity to participate in a digital storytelling workshop.

It was a powerful, fantastic and at times quite full on experience
Watching my video I am very proud of the outcome. Several people have watched it and have given back so much positive feedback.

(Feedback from previous Digital Storytelling Workshop participants)

The National Centre for Farmer Health are looking for 10 enthusiastic young adults (aged 12-25) living in rural Victoria whose lives have been affected by personal challenges (for example: financial hardship, family farming challenges, natural disaster, challenges to physical, social and emotional wellbeing, etc.). This is a chance for you to creatively express the challenges you’ve navigated, what you learnt about yourself and what you would like others to learn from your story. You need to be comfortable using a computer, be willing to attend a 3-day workshop, and be passionate about telling your story to make a difference in your community.

Support provided:  The good news is that we can provide support for travel, accommodation and most meals.

Telling your story: What is digital storytelling?

We are wanting each person to make a short movie/video (digital story) using sound, images and voice over. Typically, digital stories run for 2- 4 minutes and tell a personal story from your perspective.

More information can be found at

This workshop would not be possible without the support of the Murray River Jet Ski Marathon team funding this opportunity!

The NCFH Digital Storytelling Workshop

Where: Swan Hill

When: January 14-16th, 2020

Cost: FREE to participants (valued at over $2500 per person)

To register your interest and learn more about the workshop, please complete the following online form or download this PDF, complete and return to


If after reading this, you need support, please contact local services:

  • Empower Youth Initiative, Swan Hill – 50-52 Campbell Street Ph: (03) 5036 2482

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