StigmaBeat Panel: A youth-led discussion on reducing mental health stigma


The StigmaBeat Panel is an event taking place as part of Melbourne Design Week 2024. The Panel will consist of a screening of three short films co-created by young people in Gippsland in 2022 for the StigmaBeat project – a dynamic, youth-led, storytelling project that aims to create positive social change to end the stigma that is often associated with mental ill health.

According to the headspace National Youth Mental Health Survey (2023) nearly 6 in 10 people surveyed indicated they feel that there is a stigma around mental illness in Australia (57%), with more than half (52%) revealing they felt there is stigma around seeking help for a mental illness.

The screening will be followed by a short presentation on using creativity and co-design to create the films, and a youth-led panel discussion to talk openly about how we might create positive social change to end stigma surrounding mental health.

The StigmaBeat Panel will be moderated by Elfy Scott, an award-winning freelance journalist, presenter and producer, and current Satellite Ambassador who has published her debut book focusing on the silence and stigma that surrounds complex mental health conditions in Australia.

Melbourne Design Week is Australia’s largest and leading annual design festival taking place from 23 May to 2 June 2024. For the full program visit

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Date: 30 May 2024
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Duration: 2 Hours
Price: From A$6.61
Location: 54 Wellington Street #Level 8 Collingwood, VIC 3066



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