Local Indigenous youth have been given the special opportunity to tell Dunghutti stories and history through song and video as part of the Break it Down project.
The project is facilitated by Desert Pea Media and funded by the North Coast Primary Health Network.
The team from Desert Pea Media visited South West Rocks last week and worked with the Figtree Descendants Aboriginal Corporation to produce an original reggae ballad and film clip.
Throughout this week, Kempsey youth will get the chance to also produce an original song and video as part of the project.
"The project is about breaking down the stigmas and encouraging conversations around mental health. To get people to think about their community stories and to promote positive change," CEO and creative director of Desert Pea Media Toby Finlayson said.
"It's a storytelling project that focuses on the past, present and future of Indigenous communities around Australia."
Desert Pea Media have been creating and producing the collaborative videos across Indigenous communities for the past 18 years and have been working in Northern NSW on the Break it Down project for the past few months.
"We produced a great song and video in South West Rocks last week and are looking forward to doing the same in Kempsey.
"This is the first time we've worked in Kempsey and we're excited to be here."
The planning process got underway on Monday with local youth involved in the project meeting with the team from Desert Pea Media and Dunghutti Elders at Kempsey Vocational College.
Over the coming days, song writing workshops will be held at the college where local youth will write an original song aided by the Desert Pea Media team before the film clip is produced.
"We'll be heading back to Kempsey and South West Rocks in November for a roadshow to show the final videos to the community," Toby said.
Locals can see some of Desert Pea Media's work on their website.