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Rekindling the Spirit



Rekindling the Spirit is a community based project run by Aboriginal people, for Aboriginal people in the Lismore and surrounding areas of New South Wales. The aim of the project is the empowerment of Aboriginal people through a process of spiritual, emotional, sexual, and physical healing. Rekindling the Spirit has a family based approach, and conducts counselling services combining traditional and contemporary methods.

This program assists family violence perpetrators to take responsibility for their offending and provides an opportunity for behaviour change, as well as assistance with substance use issues. It includes one-on-one counselling and support, group work, and referral to specialist mainstream services. Rekindling the Spirit also provides a range of support services for Aboriginal families who are victims of violence. Community and government agencies work together on this project for the wellbeing of Aboriginal people.

Abstract adapted from Rekindling the spirit and Corrective Services New South Wales


Rekindling the Spirit
25 Uralba Street
PO Box 535
Lismore NSW 2480
Ph: (02) 6622 5534
Fax: (02) 6622 5530

Evaluated publications

Newell S (2013)

Tweed yarn up group for indigenous men: a pilot program & evaluation.

Lismore, NSW: Southern Cross University

Newell S (2010)

Rekindling the Spirit Ltd: interim organisational review (July 2008-June 2010).

Lismore, NSW: Prepared for Rekindling The Spirit Ltd

Newell S (2009)

Rekindling the Spirit: evaluation planning workshop report.

Lismore, NSW: Prepared for Rekindling The Spirit

Newell S (2008)

Rekindling the Spirit: preliminary database analyses.

Lismore, NSW: Prepared for Rekindling The Spirit

Newell S (2008)

Rekindling the Spirit: potential benefits for the North Coast Area Health Service.

Lismore, NSW: Prepared for Rekindling The Spirit


Last updated: 13 March 2018
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