GRAMS supports Ochre Ribbon Week

Published on Tuesday, 21 February 2023 at 1:39:36 PM

Last Friday 17 February GRAMS Social & Emotional Wellbeing (SEWB) team had a stall set up at Rocks Laneway for Ochre Ribbon Week. Organisations from around Geraldton came together to raise awareness of the impacts of domestic and family violence.

The SEWB team had a stall set up and were handing out self-care packs containing a range of goodies and a note encouraging mob to take time for themselves. The note read “If you don’t look after yourself, you can’t look after your mob.”

Anyone who had worries on their mind was invited to write those worries on a leaf and pop it in a box to release into the ocean. The SEWB team wanted to share this Acceptance and Commitment Therapy activity with community members as a way to let go of attachment and over-identification with thoughts that cause suffering.

“It was a great event where we were able to have good yarns with everyone and connect with other agencies,” said SEWB Counsellor Katrina O’Keeffe

Ochre Ribbon Week is dedicated to ending domestic and family violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and children. This year it ran from 12 to 19 February with the slogan “Don’t Silence the Violence”.

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