Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let’s Work Together
Posted on: 8th July 2019
MHCC supports NAIDOC Week and the theme “Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let’s Work Together”. As a community mental health organisation, MHCC understands the importance of working and walking alongside Indigenous communities, and of acknowledging the historical truth of trauma, its intergenerational impacts and the strength of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to determine the healing journey.
MHCC is currently running projects that work with Aboriginal communities to build awareness around accessing the NDIS and projects that work with communities to understand and develop effective psychosocial supports outside of the NDIS.
Our professional development training, “Culturally Informed, Trauma Integrated Healing Approach to Care and Practice”, is highly popular with the sector. The course is designed and delivered by Aboriginal people for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous workers who support Aboriginal people impacted by trauma.
We congratulate all the NAIDOC Award winners and particularly acknowledge the work of Thelma Weston, winner of the Female Elder of the Year, and her extraordinary contribution to women’s health and harm minimisation as manager of Winnunga Aboriginal Health and Community Services in Canberra.