The Intangible Storytelling Project

We are very proud to host the beautiful stories and photographs from the award winning Intangible Storytelling Project on this site. We hope you will join us in celebrating what we see as a very exciting collaboration of storytelling projects sharing the same goals. It is another big step in this conversation. Please enjoy. We hope it inspires you.


The Intangible Storytelling Project shares the journey of carers, supporting someone they love living with mental illness, from the Far West of NSW. Intangible has been themed around the local landscapes, allowing a common visual link to the communities the carers live in and a connection with the underlying themes of Intangible – tempest, isolation, diversity, connections, resilience, rejuvenation and thriving.

The resilience these carers have, their strengths and hopes can be reflected within the landscape … from dust storms that can turn day into night in a matter of minutes, years of drought and water restrictions to overnight flooding, from parched earth to wildflowers as far as the eye can see …

Speaking up and being identified in a small community can be as daunting as it is empowering. Being allowed the privilege of entering another’s world and sharing their story with us takes much courage. These stories reflect strength, insight and unconditional love.

Perhaps Intangible will allow you to stop, take a moment, reflect on your own views and maybe for some, even change the way you think. For those of you who are supporting a loved one living with mental illness, we hope Intangible will remind you that you are not alone and inspire you to stand up, acknowledge your very important role and be heard.

For more information about the Intangible Storytelling Project please contact:

Tanya Clifton, Family & Carer Mental Health Program, Far West Local Health District, NSW. Tel: 0428 965 310 Email: intangibleproject@gmail.com

Please double click on any of the pictures below to go to the story, artwork or video.

 

2 Comments

  1. Eliza

    The “Intangible – Insights and Inspirations ” was the first thing I have looked at on the caringtogether website. I have been truely moved – partly because I lived in Broken Hill for a while so I related strongly to the images. But mostly I was affected by the shared comments about caring. I returned to Sydney to be carer for my mum who had had major cancer surgery and was developing dementia – it was the dementia that got her in the end and I struggled with the caring role and being a working sole parent. Now my son has grown up and has bi-polar and has moved back home for the support, so I am a carer again… I will be letting my own carer “clients” and other carer support people and organisations know about this wonderful project – and the whole website. We need inspiration just to gather the strength to keep on caring…. Thanks for sharing you thoughts and photos.

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    • a carer

      Hi Eliza – the Intangible book spoke to me too. I know the group in Broken Hill would be really pleased to hear that it had that impact on you – and I have given them a poke to check out your comment on this page 🙂 I hope you continue to find aspects of the website that are useful – and continue to comment!

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