It’s been a big week for KSGAC staff with the focus on R U OK? a national suicide prevention campaign. We’ve had; posters up, bright yellow bandanna, wristbands on and assisted with promoting the official day on the 12th of September via the website, facebook page and through an interview on the ABC Kimberley Regional Morning Program. Via social media posts more than 689 viewed the KSGAC R U OK? Information.
In the Healing Art group special activities including screening R U OK? Indigenous DVD’s focusing on the steps to help friends and family. The Healing Art group round table discussion demonstrated there are many different people to reach out to, grandparents, friends and services too. The Healing Art group shared knowledge showing it’s a strong part of Aboriginal culture to support each-other. Continuing the focus on mental health the Kimberley made ‘Snap into Life’ Board game was played. KSGAC continues to work on a number projects to help improve the life of Stolen Generation people and their descendants.
For more support visit your local Aboriginal Medical Service,GP or Hospital.
There are a number of phone supports you can call; Contact: LifeLine 13 11 14, Men’s Line Australia 130 078 99 78, Kids Helpline 1800 551 800, Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636