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In 2009, Indigenous Hip Hop Projects (IHHP) worked with beyondblue: the national depression initiative to raise awareness among Indigenous communities, especially young people and young adults, about depression, anxiety and related disorders to promote active and healthy lifestyles.
Through workshops in dance skills and performance events, IHHP aimed to deliver messages about social and emotional well-being, and the importance of a healthy lifestyle.
Overall, the program focused on a proactive, preventative approach to the issues of depression and anxiety. This approach aims to contribute positively to the well-being of the whole community by building individual and community capacity, and building morale.
The evaluation, conducted by Kurongkurl Katitjin, aimed to determine the effectiveness and impact of IHHP on young people in selected sites in the Kimberley and Pilbara regions of WA which have participated in IHHP over the past 12 months.