Bethany Robertson applied for a $1000 QRYG to support the publishing of a small magazine – Regrowth Zine, to share her personal struggle and recovery from chronic illness and mental illness.
This was a very positive and successful project for Bethany and the other young people involved in the production of the magazine. Bethany's story was featured in an article in the Bendigo Advertiser in September 2016 titled "Fighting back from fatigue" which details Bethany's journey and recovery.
Key outcomes of Bethany's project are:
-Promoting positive engagement between community and young people by spreading awareness to the community
-Increased community recognition of the skills and ability of young people through the distribution of Regrowth and subsequent media attention
-Provided a creative outlet /opportunity to improve skills for young people who were involved in the publication
-Encouraged positive behaviours in young people by promoting services available for addressing chronic illness and talking about mental health
You can download a copy at the Regrowth Zine website www.regrowthzine.com