We’ll never close the gap without appropriate funding for social and emotional wellbeing

Following the delivery of the 2024-25 Budget this week, Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia welcomed funding for trauma-informed and culturally safe mentoring and assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people engaged in the justice system, as well as funding to continue delivery of targeted and culturally appropriate mental health supports. However, Gayaa Dhuwi is again calling for the Federal ... Read More

Urgent Mental Health Support Needed for First Nations Children in State Care

DOWNLOAD THE JOINT STATEMENT, INCLUDING DATA TABLES DOWNLOAD THE COMMUNITY GUIDELINES: PRIORITISING FIRST NATIONS SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL WELLBEING AFTER TRAUMA In response to the tragic death of a 10-year-old Indigenous boy by suicide while in state care last week, leading Indigenous mental health organisations are today calling on Federal and State Governments to urgently invest in social and emotional wellbeing ... Read More

Governments need to take Closing the Gap commitments seriously

Following today’s release of the updated Closing the Gap Data Dashboard, Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia is calling for governments to take their Closing the Gap commitments seriously. “As with the other reports that have come out in recent weeks, the latest Closing the Gap Data Dashboard update shows what the sector is already well aware of”, said Gayaa Dhuwi ... Read More

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We’ll never close the gap without appropriate funding for social and emotional wellbeing

Following the delivery of the 2024-25 Budget this week, Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia welcomed
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Urgent Mental Health Support Needed for First Nations Children in State Care

DOWNLOAD THE JOINT STATEMENT, INCLUDING DATA TABLES DOWNLOAD THE COMMUNITY GUIDELINES: PRIORITISING FIRST NATIONS SOCIAL
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Governments need to take Closing the Gap commitments seriously

Following today’s release of the updated Closing the Gap Data Dashboard, Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit)
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Implement the Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Declaration to progress Closing the Gap

Following today’s release of the Productivity Commission’s Review of the National Agreement onClosing the Gap,
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health sector braces for first Australia Day post-Voice referendum

Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia and its members are bracing for an increase in racism,
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MEDIA RELEASE – Real commitment needed to remedy the impacts of the Voice Referendum

18/12/2023 – MEDIA RELEASE Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia is calling for the Australian Government
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MEDIA RELEASE – A Heartfelt Thanks: Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia Acknowledge Allies During the Referendum

02/11/2023 – MEDIA RELEASE A Heartfelt Thanks: Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia acknowledges allies during
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MEDIA RELEASE – Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia stands for Voice, Treaty, and Truth in Australia

02/11/2023 – MEDIA RELEASE Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia stands for Voice, Treaty, and Truth
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Mental Health Month Calendar

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Good Yarn Guidelines: First Nations Organisations Call Media to ‘Lift Standard of Conversation’ to Reduce Harms

16 September 2023 Today, advocates for Indigenous mental health are launching the Good Yarn Guidelines,
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An Open Letter to the Australian Public – A Voice to Parliament will improve health outcomes.

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Indigenous Mental Health Groups Call on Politicians to Champion Respectful Referendum

6 September 2023 Today, advocates for Indigenous mental health are launching a Respectful Referendum Pledge, a
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Gayaa Dhuwi Announces Appointment of Ms Rachel Fishlock as Chief Executive Officer.

22/08/2023 - MEDIA RELEASE Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia (Gayaa Dhuwi) is excited to announce
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Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia supports the Voice to Parliament, our position statement.

Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia (GDPSA) welcomes and supports a Voice to Parliament that can
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The Closing the Gap Social and Emotional Wellbeing Policy Partnership – Meeting 1 Communique has been released, along with an Agreement to Implement Policy Partnership.

The first meeting of the Closing the Gap Social and Emotional Wellbeing Policy Partnership was
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Artist Brief: “Ways Forward Report”

Project Overview: Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia is the peak body for Aboriginal and Torres
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Working to improve and promote social and emotional wellbeing, mental health, and healing.

The Voice Referendum and accompanying debate is an important conversation that, as a country, we
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Gayaa Dhuwi welcomes much needed budget commitment of $586.9 million into mental health.

Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia Media Release Gayaa Dhuwi welcomes much needed budget commitment of
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Gayaa Dhuwi welcomes appointment of Interim Chief Executive Officer Tania Brown

On 6 March 2023, Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia (GDPSA) welcomes Ms Tania Brown as
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GDPSA farewells CEO Sarah Szydzik and appoints Acting CEO Rachel Fishlock

On 12th of January 2023, Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia (GDPSA) farewelled Mrs Sarah Szydzik
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Gayaa Dhuwi welcomes the appointment of Mrs Sarah Szydzik as Chief Executive Officer

Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia (GDPSA) is excited to announce the appointment of Mrs Sarah
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Gayaa Dhuwi farewells Chief Executive Officer, Mr Thomas Brideson.

On 31 July 2022, Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia farewells Kamilaroi/Gomeroi man, Mr Thomas Brideson
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Prime Minister acknowledges the work of Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia

Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia (GDPSA) welcome the release of the Productivity Commission Mental Health Inquiry
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Latest stats confirm increasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicides

The ABS last week released its latest figures on Intentional self-harm (suicide) in Aboriginal and
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Indigenous Leaders Call for Input to Renew Indigenous Suicide Prevention Strategy

GDPSA CEO Mr Tom Brideson explained: The NATSISPS was released in May 2013. It was
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Indigenous leaders: Focus on mental health to close imprisonment gap.

Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia welcomed today’s reports of Australian governments adopting Indigenous incarceration Closing
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Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia welcomes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ mental health and social and emotional wellbeing pandemic response plan.

Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia welcomes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ mental health and
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New Indigenous leadership body welcomes PM’s announcement of Indigenous mental health support in pandemic

Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia, the new national Indigenous wellbeing, mental health and suicide prevention
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