Yarrabah men’s health initiative
The Yarrabah men's health initiative is part of the Yaba Bimbie men's health program for Aboriginal men living in the Yarrabah community. The project aims to provide Aboriginal men with the resources and skills to enable them to regain their status/'rightful' role within the community. Activities include weekly meetings, bonding experiences, and planning for employment opportunities. The project received funding from the NHMRC in 2004 to maintain the current project and to extend the initiative to other communities.
Gurriny Yealamucka Health Services Aboriginal Corporation
Lot 632 Workshop St
Yarrabah QLD 4871
Fax: (07) 4056 0099
Men's Health Coordinator
Ph: (07) 4056 0111
Assistant Men's Health Coordinator
Ph: (07) 4056 0026
McCalman J, Tsey K, Baird B, Connolly B, Baird L, Jackson R (2009)
'Bringing back respect': the role of participatory action research in transferring knowledge from an Aboriginal men's group to youth programs.
Australasian Psychiatry; 17(S1): S59-S63
Haswell-Elkins M, Reilly L, Fagan R, Ypinazar V, Hunter E, Tsey K, Gibson V, Connolly B, Laliberte A, Wargent R, Gibson T, Saunders V, McCalman J, Kavanagh D (2009)
Listening, sharing understanding and facilitating consumer, family and community empowerment through a priority driven partnership in Far North Queensland.
Australasian Psychiatry; 17(S1): S54 - S58
Tsey K, Wenitong M, McCalman J, Whiteside M, Baird L, Patterson D, Baird B, Fagan R, Cadet-James, Wilson A (2004)
A participatory action research process with a rural Indigenous men’s group: monitoring and reinforcing change.
Australian Journal of Primary Health; 10(3): 130-136
McCalman J, Baird B, Tsey K (2007)
Indigenous men taking their rightful place: how one Aboriginal community is achieving results.
Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 31(4): 8-9