Culture is Life travelled to Meanjin (Brisbane) on Tuurbal country for the Indigenous Suicide Prevention (ISP) Forum in March 2023. Our CEO, Belinda Duarte, Programs Manager Thara Brown, past and current fellows Manny Williams, Malachi Murlacic and Guyala Bayles, and Indigenous Psychologist, Dr Justin Trouson from Connected Minds Psychology and Richmond Football Clubs, Korin Gamadji Institute facilitated a some yarning circles and delivered a panel ‘Truth telling for Healing in Education’.


The panel drew focus on the importance of truth telling our local communities history, stories and unsung heroes that continue to pave the way for future generations.  Manny and Guyala shared spoken words and highlighted the importance of community unity, strength, knowledge and culture sharing within ourselves to continue the path of healing for our communities, Elders & young people.
Our fellows reflected on the need to be coming from a strength and solutions based approach and have more mob with lived experience to share their story and tools they used along their journey, instead of people talking about problems and statistics which we are all too familiar with. A need for healing focused gatherings for young First Nations peoples was discussed with interests shown from other delegates. Something to work towards in the future!


Thank you to the Australian Indigenous Psychology Association and Eventedge for bringing us together to discuss important research and preventative strategies to strengthen the health and wellbeing of our communities.

Sign up for our newsletter

Be the first to know about new projects and the latest from us.
We care about your data in our privacy policy.
Today, we honour the brave people who have served. We reflect on the sacrifices made on these shores and those far away. We remember the resilience of our warriors, First Nations service members, and the broader community who have fought for this country. Lest we forget 🌷

#AnzacDay #AnzacDay2023 #LestWeForget
Applications close this Sunday 16th April for the full-time Programs Officer role at Culture is Life. The successful candidate will lead the Fullaship Program, a 12-month program open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people on a journey to become community leaders, role models and mentors. Apply now in the link in bio 👆🏽
Voting for SXSW Sydney Session Select closes today! Vote for our panel 'Truth-telling & Healing' so that we can bring together a collective of First Nations truth-tellers to hold a thought-provoking and candid discussion about the truth of the founding of our nation and the way it has shaped the way we think today. Link in bio ☝🏽

#FirstNations #SXSWSydney #Truthtelling #TheAustralianWars
Remember, it's okay to not be okay. We all have messy moments, and that's part of being human. Take the time you need to prioritize your mental health and well-being 💭💛

#FirstNations #Wellbeing #MentalHealth
Slay, serve, thrive 💪🏽

#mondaymotivation #motivation
Our team is in Meanjin (Brisbane) on Turrbal Country for the Indigenous Suicide Prevention (ISP) Forum, along with some 2022 and 2023 Fellows and friends. We're holding a few yarning circles and are excited to connect with and learn from all the other mob at the forum. Come say Galang Nguriindhau (G'day) if you're in attendance 👋🏽🖤

#FirstNations #MentalHealth #SuicidePrevention #Wellbeing
"We are proud to be part of the 2023 Close the Gap Report, 'Strong Culture, Strong Youth: Our Legacy, Our Future'. Great to see the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project (ATSISPEP) Report as a case study and the social and emotional wellbeing model promoted." - Pat Dudgeon AM, Co-Chair of Culture Is Life

See the full report here:

#CloseTheGap2023 #CloseTheGap #FirstNations #Wellbeing #MentalHealth #SuicidePrevention #IndigenousWellbeing
This error message is only visible to WordPress admins
There has been a problem with your Instagram Feed.