We challenged Australia to devise their most creative prose around the topic of mental health. Apart from the winner receiving a swag of prizes, their idea was also turned into a short film.
After being unindated with an absolute flood of entries, we picked our favourite based on:
The winner was Craig Emery from Queensland with his entry. "The Blue Letterbox". His idea has also spawned a whole new initative by Spur Projects called (ironically enough) The Blue Letterbox that will be launching nation-wide in 2016.
Paul's frank and confronting personal account of his experience with depression is harrowing and eye opening.
You can read The Great Depression here.
(Note: reader discretion is advised).
Matt's poetic exploration of overcoming depression is simple and beautifully written.
You can read Hidden here.