REGISTER NOW - Other Ways of Knowing: Understanding Aboriginal Mental Health – One Day Workshop

Posted on: Wednesday, 05 August 2015

Date: Thursday 17th September 2015

Workshop Description: Participants learn about Aboriginal cultural norms, history, social and emotional wellbeing model, cultural experiences, communication and engagement styles, understanding and working with symptoms of anxiety, depression and suicide from an Aboriginal perspective.

The workshop provides information, resources and strategies for working with Aboriginal people within a southern context. We explore ways of doing things “differently” from an organisational position that is culturally inclusive and appropriate. Our aim is to increase engagement and communication between non-Aboriginal and Aboriginal people and their communities.

Trainer: Janine Cattanach, The Cultural Consultancy Group

Janine is a Marrithiyel woman traditionally from Woodycupildiya in the Northern Territory, now based in Geelong Victoria and operating The Cultural Consultancy Group. Janine has extensive experience in Aboriginal mental health and ways of healing. She understands the core cultural issues experienced at both an organisational and a community level. Her workshops provide information, strategies and resources specifically for working with Aboriginal people, in addition to exploring ways of doing things “differently” from an organisational position that is culturally inclusive and appropriate. Janine has a Bachelor of Social Work though the Institute of Koorie Education, Deakin University and is currently completing a Masters of Child Play Therapy.

For more information including how to register, click here to download our registration form.