Yoorana Gunya has launched their wellness van called Walan Marra Ngayiny translating to very strong mind in Wiradjuri.
The purpose of the van is for Yoorana Gunya to continue to provide a holistic model of care to their clients by being able to take their programs out on country and to utilise the van to provide coffee, water and fresh food to our clients when participating in programs.
Yoorana Gunya envision being able to set up the van out on country on the river and hold a variety of programs including women’s and men’s groups, Aboriginal Mental Health First Aid training and more.
Yoorana Gunya held a Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Awareness day on Thursday 30th June to officially launch their wellness van, the day consisted of traditional dances by Dinawans Connection, Johnny Cakes made by a Yoorana Gunya Director aunty Mavis, cultural art activities, information regarding support available and of course coffee from our van and a BBQ. The wellness van has also made a trip out to Weigelli Centre Aboriginal Corporation.
After the negative impact COVID-19 has had on our communities, Yoorana Gunya was thrilled to be able to hold an event where the community can join together and raise awareness about mental health, whilst celebrating with good food, culture, community connection and overall allowing participating to enhance their own social & emotional wellbeing through cultural connection.
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