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What's new - 2 November 2020

Annual General Meeting

Annually Gayaa Dhuwi Proud Spirit Australia (GDPSA) will hold an Annual General Meeting (AGM) for its members.

This meeting is where key reports like the financial and Directors reports are presented. The 2020 AGM will be held virtually via Zoom on Tuesday 24 November 2020, at 1pm AEST.

You will be emailed the agenda and your zoom logon details ahead of the meeting.

Our constitution

New Covid-19 resource

10 October 2020

12 Tips for Coming Out of Lockdown in a Strong and Healthy Way

The lockdown is coming to an end in regional Victoria and Melbourne. While welcome news, we also need to be alert to new worries as we start resuming daily activities. Here are 12 more tips from Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia for coming out of lockdown in a strong and healthy way.

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Resources

A comprehensive list of Indigenous social and emotional wellbeing, mental health and suicide prevention information, policies and data links

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Renewal of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Strategy

Marking World Suicide Prevention Day, 10 September 2020, Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia announce the renewal of the 2013 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Strategy and call for stakeholders to make sure their voices are heard during the process.

See our dedicated web page for more information →

Coronavirus - Free Wellbeing and Mental Health Posters to Download

Ten tips for coping with money stress

Three new Financial Stress posters

4th June 2020

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Looking after ourselves - our wayHow are you coping with Coronavirus?

Two New Free Posters

20th May 2020

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20 tips4

Five Free 'Tips' Posters

11th May 2020

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Download our posters here

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Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia

Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia acknowledges and pays respect to Elders, both past and present and all generations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples now and into the future as the Traditional Owners of this land.

Established in late March 2020, Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia is the new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) social and emotional wellbeing, mental health and suicide prevention national leadership body. It is governed and controlled by Indigenous experts and peak bodies working in these areas, promoting collective excellence in mental health care.

Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia's vision is Indigenous leadership, excellence and presence across all parts of the Australian mental health system and the achievement of the highest attainable standard of social and emotional wellbeing, mental health and suicide prevention outcomes for Indigenous peoples.

The new body takes its name from the Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Declaration (Declaration). It will, among other tasks:

To find our more, see Minister for Health Greg Hunt’s announcement of Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia on the 9th of September 2019.

The images featured in this website are details from artwork by Aunty Roma Winmar. Aunty Roma is a Noongar artist, born in Gnowangerup, a small town in the south-west of Western Australia, in 1944. Her artwork has been presented nationally and internationally with numerous exhibitions. Aunty Roma is a Noongar Language teacher at the Moorditj Noongar Community College in Middle Swan, Western Australia. Copyright: Roma Winmar 2018

* 30 March 2020: Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia is a newly-established organisation and the content of this website will grow in the months ahead as our work progresses. Please bookmark us and follow us on Twitter for latest updates.

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