Get Real: Talking mental health & disability

Working in Partnership with Australia's First Peoples: Skills for Support Workers

June 01, 2023 The team at ermha365 Season 4 Episode 81
Get Real: Talking mental health & disability
Working in Partnership with Australia's First Peoples: Skills for Support Workers
Show Notes

This is an edited version of an episode from a podcast series produced by ermha365, which is part of the Developing the growing new NDIS (psychosocial disability) Workforce Project supported by the Victorian Government. The  podcast series is available be used as part of any Training Delivery / Assessment or Workplace Coaching and available on ermha365 website here: https://www.ermha.org/podcast-training-resources/

The episode was recorded in 2020 with guests:

  • Robyn Oxley, A Proud Tharawal woman from South-West Sydney, Criminologist, Academic and Activist
  • Belinda, Support Worker Mentis Assist

The podcast ep includes discussion of:

  • What is truth telling? 
  • What does intergenerational trauma look like for Australia’s First Peoples? 
  • What is the ongoing impact of government policies on Australia’s First Peoples? 
  • Why Acknowledgement of Country and Welcome to Country are important 
  • How non-Indigenous workers can effectively support Australia’s First Peoples 
  • Trauma-informed practice
  • The importance of family and kinship relationships 

If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode you can contact:

  • 13 YARN on 13 92 76 (24/7 crisis support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples)
  • Lifeline on 13 11 14

ermha365 provides mental health and disability support for people in Victoria and the Northern Territory. Find out more about our services at our website.

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ermha365 acknowledges that our work in the community takes place on the Traditional Lands of many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and therefore respectfully recognise their Elders, past and present, and the ongoing Custodianship of the Land and Water by all Members of these Communities.

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