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Graduate and agricultural professional Louisa Ferrier now has an in-depth knowledge about the links between health and agriculture and is making a difference to farmers’ lives within her field.
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In January, the NCFH ran a ‘Thriving and Surviving’ Digital Storytelling Workshop in Swan Hill, Victoria for young people (12-25 years) who had navigated tough times.
When asked what prompted them to participate in the workshop, one young person replied “what if other people need to hear what I have to say?”
The inspiring and courageous group of young people worked for 3 days to create powerful short films (digital stories) about their experiences; what they had learned and what they wanted people to take away from viewing their stories. Powerful stories were told from young peoples’ perspectives about living with poor mental health, physical abuse, managing intellectual disability, losing the family farm due to ongoing drought and starting a new life in a foreign country. All of these stories are shaped by living in a rural area—highlighting both the challenges and the advantages of life in a rural community.