Red Dust Healing kicks off for Men in Mount Magnet

Published on Thursday, 10 February 2022 at 10:50:00 AM

GRAMS has been contracted by WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) to deliver 10 x 1day Red Dust Healing training days for men across the region by July 2022.

Under the GRAMS Suicide Prevention Strategy, the training is set to target the engagement of Aboriginal men.

In the Midwest/Gascoyne/Murchison region Aboriginal men experience the highest rates of suicide in the world.

The Red Dust Healing training addresses significant key areas such as Identity, family roles and structure, relationships, Elders, men’s business, Indigenous history and the impacts of colonialism, drug and alcohol issues, family violence, grievance and loss, stress and mental health issues, anger management, education and employment housing issues, meetings and community contribution and governance.

Red Dust Healing is a group program for indigenous men and women that examines the intergenerational effects of colonisation on the mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing of Indigenous families and encourages individuals to confront and deal with the problems, hurt and anger in their lives.

The first leg of the 10 sessions commenced on the 8th and 9th of February in Mount Magnet with eight men attending the workshops. Further training is planned for Carnarvon on the 22nd and 23rd of February followed by training to be delivered in Geraldton and Meekatharra in March and April.

For further information please contact David Batty on 9956 6655 or visit the GRAMS website

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