Wellways is marking National Sorry Day on 26 May and National Reconciliation Week 27 May - 3 June across the organisation by encouraging people to listen, to learn and to find about local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities - their culture and history and to share what they have learned with others to help us all grow our knowledge.
Wellways recently launched a Reconciliation Action Plan which is focused on listening and learning to help transform our culture and services and build strong, respectful and ethical relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Chief Executive Officer, Elizabeth Crowther said “We are focused on listening and learning from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander elders and their communities.
“Our vision is for an inclusive community where everyone can imagine and achieve their hopes and potential. By listening and learning from the Elders, we can work together to co-produce solutions to improve the mental health and wellbeing outcomes in the communities in which we work” said Ms Crowther.
National Reconciliation Week and National Sorry Day play an important part in the reconciliation process and this years’ theme Don’t Keep History a Mystery is all about encouraging people to find out more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories, to share that knowledge and help us grow as a nation.
“This year we’d like all our stakeholders to listen and share what they have learned about their local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities – by sharing we can all learn and become a more inclusive community” Ms Crowther said.
For more information
Jane Kenrick, Media Officer, Wellways Australia
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