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Darayiga guya mapu (come here: talk feeling)
This pilot project ran for a one year period from April 2007 in Crescent Head, New South Wales. The project aimed to support the health and wellbeing of Indigenous women in the Crescent Head area, particularly those who:
- were mentally unwell or at risk of becoming unwell
- had substance use issues
- had experienced domestic violence
- had young children.
The project aimed to raise awareness among participants about:
- mental health
- the use of medication to treat mental illness
- the effects of drugs and alcohol
- the effects of domestic violence on wellbeing
- child development
- the self.
The project also aimed to:
- provide information on all aspects of healthy lifestyles for women
- facilitate the creation and maintenance of social networks.
The project was delivered via:
- one-on-one counselling
- case management
- group work
- appropriate referral services.
The project was facilitated by the female social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB) officer at Durri Aboriginal Community Medical Service.
Abstract adapted from Durri Aboriginal Community Medical Service
Durri Aboriginal Corporation Medical Service
15-19 York Lane
PO Box 136
Kempsey NSW 2440
Ph: (02) 6560 2300
Ph: (02) 6560 2301
Fax: (02) 6562 7069
Miranda K (2008)
Darayiga Guya Mapu (Come here: talk feeling).
Paper presented at the National Nutrition Networks Conference 08: good tucker good health. 11-14 March 2008, Alice Springs, NT