'Her Tribe' is a workshop focusing on culture and connection, servicing physical and emotional well-being. This free event was inspired by the higher rates of mental illness experienced by Aboriginal people, as an impact of colonisation, inter-generational trauma and racism. The Aboriginal Social and Emotional Wellbeing model emphasises the importance of spirituality, ancestors, and culture in well-being.
Laura Thompson, Victorian Aboriginal Health Service and Helen Kennedy, Aboriginal Health & Wellbeing Branch, DHHS will share 'Her Tribe,' leading to improved social and emotional wellbeing. Followed by Laura’s presentation, Helen will facilitate a discussion on what the policy, planning and program design implications are for such a successful program.
Her Tribe is underpinned by Aboriginal self-determination and the importance of strong connections to culture, community connection, healing and trauma informed care, building resilience, and improving the social and emotional well-being and mental health outcomes for Aboriginal people.