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Partner

We Care

Charity

We Care

Project

Yarn Up Connecting Countries Program

Region

Newcastle, Maitland & Port Stephens

Funding

$60,000

Funding Dates

January 2021 -
December 2021

About We Care

We Care is an Aboriginal owned and operated not-for-profit organisation providing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples located in the lands of Wonnarua people (Maitland), Awabakal people (Newcastle) and Worimi people (Port Stephens) with access to National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) services and other allied health, community and accommodation services, including mental health and trauma support.

The Project

Yarn Up Connecting Countries is a group support program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men across the lands of the Awabakal, Wonnarua and Worimi people and will be delivered in partnership with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and health services.

Groups of 10-20 men across the countries will be invited to the program which will be held over three days and include activities that promote a sense of connection to self, community, culture and country.

The program, which has been designed and developed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men, will involve the participation of Elders and will include visits to culturally significant sites where cultural-based activities and teachings will take place to help build connections and support social and emotional wellbeing.

The Impact

The Yarn Up Connecting Countries program aims to support the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men over the age of 18 years. Through the delivery of culturally appropriate group activities the program aims to help build connection to self, community, country and culture. We Care and local community leaders want to share their pride as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with the group and share ways to cope if times get tough.

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