Staff from Yirra Mia's Moorditj program attended the inaugural Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing Festival held at Gwynne Park in Armadale on Thursday, to help promote services to older people in the community. This is a pilot program started to bridge the disconnect between service providers and the community particularly in response to a significant number of suicides of young people.
The objectives of this event were to:
- connect service providers to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community
- raise awareness in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities about the services available to them
- connect service providers with each other and
- unite the community.
There was a large turn out from community members with our very own Moorditj and Moorditj Mia members attending on the day. One very luck participant won a hamper of bush tucker simply by attending our stall and providing some details. The feedback from the day has been extremely positive and we look forward to supporting this project next year.