Support for Cultural & Social Well-being

07 Jan, 2019

As part of the National Empowerment Project we will again be running our free Cultural, Social and Emotional Well-being Program in 2019. Starting this February in Kwinana this free program assists you to develop the skills and knowledge to become stronger and empower yourself. The program will increase cultural, social and emotional well-being of individuals, families and the community. The program includes topics such as:

  • Your story relating to family, culture, history and developing self-esteem and positive ways of living.
  • Reviewing family structures within the understanding of Stolen Generation, inter-generational trauma,family violence and the role of Aboriginal parents and their children today.
  • Developing personal skills that relate to stress, problem solving, managing conflict and healthy relationships.Celebrating Aboriginal achievements and looking at the history of Aboriginal people from a community and national level, exploring the concept of self-determination and what it means to be a good community leader. 

Please Note: The program is for Aboriginal men and women over 18 years of age.

Program Details

When:

 Program 1-Monday Group

Monday 11, 18, 25 Feb, 11, 18, 25 Mar, 1, 8 Apr
School holiday break
Monday 6, 13, 20, 27 May

Program 2 - Wednesday Group

Wednesday 13, 20, 27 Feb, 6, 13, 27 Mar, 3, 10 Apr
School holiday break
Wednesday 1, 8, 15, 22 May

Time: 9.30am - 2.30pm

Where:  Ken Jackman Hall
Darius Wells Library and Resource Centre
Chisham Ave and Robbos Way, Kwinana

Morning tea and lunch will be provided. Please talk to us if you need transport.
Creche will be provided for children aged 8 weeks to 5 years (there are limited places), please let us know if you require crèche facilities.

Contact:

To register your participation in the program, or for further information, please contact:
Carolyn Mascall on 6164 0463 or email - carolyn.mascall@relationshipswa.org.au 

About the National Empowerment Project

This program has developed from extensive community consultations across eleven sites in Australia in response to high rates of psychological distress, self-harm and suicide. Across Australia all sites have contributed to the development of the program.

A Program Community Reference Group (CRG) was formed to guide and assist the implementation of the program. This further strengthened community ownership and ensured that program duplication is avoided and it will work with existing programs. The CRG consists of senior people who share the goals of the program and includes representatives from main family groups and relevant service providers.
‘I could not believe how powerful and moving this program was. It helped me to see and understand how to stand up and speak up for your family and community. It made me realize how important your family, your culture and community is. I grew up as a child not knowing how our people struggled to be where they are today. But the struggle still continues today as well.’

‘The NEP gave me the strength to keep going and to see and listen during the program was very spiritual and healing. It empowers my mind and ability to say I can do this for my family and to be strong within my family and workplace.’

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