Get Ya Head Right is a biannual short film competition targeted at primary and high school students with the objective of stimulating peer-to-peer conversations and raising awareness about mental health in a fun and creative way. Through this, the competition aims to increase awareness about ways young people can support peers experiencing poor mental health as well as better look after their own mental health to better prevent the onset of mental illness.
The last film competition was held in 2013 and themes included among others bullying, its impact on mental health and bystander intervention. You can view the winning entries from the 2013 competition here:
GYHR 2013 Film Competition
Judge’s Choice winners:
Primary School Animation:
Luke, Baxter Primary School
Winning Film: Where the Friendship Spirit Came From
Primary School Live:
Grade 5/6F, Table Cape Primary School
Winning Film: Just One
Secondary School Live:
Saran, Mater Christi College
Winning Film: Clockwise
People’s Choice winners:
Isabelle, Baxter Primary School
Winning film: How Broad Headed Snake Got Its Broad Head
Georgina, St Philips Christian College
Winning film: Words
You can view all the 2013 GYHR winning films here.
The competition was on hiatus in 2015 but is set to return in a revamped format in 2017 looking at young people’s experiences of mental illness with the aim of encouraging conversations around mental health and breaking down the stigma surrounding it. More information will be available soon!