Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Corp, Ngukurr Men’s Healing Program

Men's healing project

This project is about providing healing for men and boys in the community Ngukurr and surrounds to support them in building strong wellbeing.

Men will be engaged through activities such a sport to ensure as many men as possible are reached within the project. Sessions around anger management, sexual health, relationships, what it means to be a father and husband, alcohol and other drugs, loss and grief and other issues that affect the well-being of men will be run in tandem with other activities to build healthy strong men.

Men will be assisted to build strong cultural identity and reconnect to cultural values through participating in cultural activities such as camping, artefact production, learning songs and traditional dance. This enables men to engage in positive activities that build their role and support their place in their community.

These activities will be complemented through the use of yarning sessions, counselling and mental health support to assist men struggling to engage in change and support safe and supportive structures are in place for our men. Referrals from the courts, NAJA, the clinic and other agencies to the program also assist in the re-integration of men back into the community, building a stronger network of community around our men.

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