Project Tune Your Mood® is
a youth health initiative that promotes engagement with young people and young people’s own engagement with music in their everyday life.
Project Tune Your Mood® is based on ….
Dr Carmen Cheong-Clinch’s longstanding work in adolescent mental health and doctoral research about young people and their music engagement.
Project Tune Your Mood® aims to …
promote connection, help-seeking and healthy music engagement.
You are probably aware that young people who have emotional, mental and learning struggles find it difficult to engage with school and the community. Unfortunately they often do not seek the right help when needed. Music – often described by young people as their lifeline, and widely researched as young people’s natural resource, can be one of the best ways to make connections with them.
Songs For Monday
"Some songs encourage us to be strong, give us hope and courage, to face the day. Sometimes we need to be chilled to get through the day."
TINO is a youth health portal which brings information on health topics to young Australians ranging from mental and sexual health, school and relationships to alcohol and other drugs. It also invites stories from young people in the form of blog, videos and music. All playlists featured on Project Tune Your Mood in TINO are created by young people for other young people to listen to. It is a popular area and has allowed us to offer an important tool to young people, the power of using music to help them navigate life's challenges.
Register here to download (free) music and mental health worksheets.
Tune Your Mood® is pleased to announce a new partnership with the senior students of Holmesglen Vocational College in Moorabbin, a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria.
Holmesglen Vocational College is a really unique educational environment for young people aged between 15 and 19 who are looking to develop their employability skills and enhance their life skills while completing their Secondary Certificate at the same time. Our senior students in particular are very keen to participate in their local community and learn more about how they can contribute their time and skills through volunteering.
We are thrilled to be partnering with Tune Your Mood® this year as our senior students engage in a massive SYN radio project. SYN Radio broadcasts on 90.7 in Melbourne which aims to encourage and support young people to take charge of media creation, training and governance. This gives our students a chance to go outside their comfort zone and produce their own 1 hour radio show from scratch!
Sherrene is an Associate of Tune Your Mood® in Asia, and is currently based at a multidisciplinary intervention centre in Kuala Lumpur. She conducts workshops and trains teachers, parents and therapists to use music with children and adolescents who have special needs.
Find out more about Sherrene's work here.