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30 May 2024

Rainbow Mob Health – Reconciliation Week

Indigenous Artists, Indigenous Health, Mental Health, Society & Culture, Trans & Gender Diverse

Rainbow Mob Health – Reconciliation Week

Walkern Katatdjin (Rainbow Knowledge) is a national research project that aims to understand and promote the mental health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQA+ young people, and to work with services to develop appropriate interventions.

Shakara Liddelow-Hunt and Tahlia Blow join us to discuss the report and the themes of health, pride, joy, and culture. Peter (Ngaya Ngarigu) is Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Educator at Thorne Harbour Health, and joins Michael as guest co-host this episode.

The Walkern Katatdjin project was run by Telethon Kids Institute, Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre (Murdoch University), Edith Cowan University and the University of Western Australia and is funded by the NHMRC 

This podcasts contains information about mental ill health, suicide, and bad experiences young people have had in their life. It’s important to seek help if you’re feeling distressed. 

For immediate assistance, please call 000 or go to your closest Emergency Department. 

To talk to someone now over the phone or chat online, please contact:  

Lifeline
Kids Helpline
Qlife
13 YARN
Brother to Brother: 1800 435 799
Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467

 

Reports mentioned in this episode:

Walkern Katatdjin (Rainbow Knowledge) website

Phase 1 report

Phase 2 report

Artists who contributed to the reports; Shakyrrah Beck, Kaeya Milton, Manmiya, 

National Reconciliation Week

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health at Thorne Harbour Health

Michael spoke with Natalie Amos from ARCSHS, about Rainbow Realities exploring fresh analyses from surveys such as Private Lives, Writing Themselves – which also included Walkern Katatdjin. The Rainbow Realities report can be found here

This episode was recorded on the lands of the Yalukut Weelam clan of the Boon Wurrung peoples, Wurundjeri land, and Noongar Whadjuk land. We pay our respects to their elders, past, present and emerging, and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.

* This episode originally aired Thursday, May 30 2024 on JOY *

Check out our other JOY Podcasts for more on LGBTIQ+ health & wellbeing.

If there’s something you’d like us to explore on the show, send through ideas or questions at wellwellwell@joy.org.au

Find out more about LGBTIQ+ services and events in Victoria at Thorne Harbour Health and in South Australia at SAMESH.

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