Stressbuster Crafts for Tweens this Mental Health Week

Published on 05 October 2022

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Tweens are invited to try their hand at a range of free, fun crafts to reduce stress as part of Queensland Mental Health Week activities at Rockhampton Regional Libraries from 10-14 October.

Communities and Heritage Councillor Drew Wickerson said the Stressbuster crafts will be offered at all of our library branches during Mental Health Week and target young people aged 10-13.

“Queensland Mental Health Week provides an opportunity for people to think about the ways in which we can enhance our social and emotional wellbeing by building our personal resilience and support networks," Councillor Wickerson said. 

“The theme this year - Awareness, Belonging, Connection - reflects the important factors that help people maintain positive mental health and wellbeing.

“The free sessions on offer provide participants the opportunity to discover great resources to promote mental wellness, as well as improve self-confidence and reduce overall stress.

“You can paint anime or manga characters onto canvas frames, upcycle a container for a water plant or pot plant, create and decorate a miniature bookcase or steampunk object, or complete an etching or meltable art project - these are some of the crafty activities on offer.  

“A curated booklet highlighting a range of library resources that deal with mental wellness and specifically written for this age group will also be provided to every participant.

“Bookings are essential so give the library administration office a call on 4936 8043 to reserve your spot.”

Visit our events page for session times and details

For more information on Queensland Mental Health Week and links to mental health support services, visit For 24/7 crisis support, call Lifeline on 13 11 14, or the Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467. In an emergency, call 000.

The Stressbuster crafts is funded by the Queensland Mental Health Commission, Queensland Mental Health Week is coordinated by CheckUP and delivered by a strong cross-sector collaboration.