Healing is an essential component for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to create a strong future for the next generation. The Healing Strategy will focus on building on existing strengths in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities experiencing trauma caused by historical and ongoing disadvantage.
Social and emotional wellbeing is grounded in strong connections to community, family and Country, and builds on rich and resilient Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
The Healing Foundation is leading the co-design and development of a community-led Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Strategy.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders will have the opportunity to dream big and decide what should be included in the Queensland Healing Strategy.
Partners in healing
The Queensland Government has committed $450,000 to support the achievement of health and wellbeing equality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
The Commission is working in partnership with the Queensland First Families and Children’s Board (QFFCB) and the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women (DCSYW) to develop the healing strategy and implementation plan for Queensland, together with The Healing Foundation.
The Queensland Healing Strategy has arisen from Our Way: A generational strategy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children and families 2017-2037.
Have your say
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples from Queensland will be able to contribute to the development of the Queensland Healing Strategy in a range of ways, including:
- attending Yarning Circles in five regions across Queensland
- completing an online survey, providing a written submission or video message
- having a yarn over the phone
- sharing a creative piece on what healing means for you, such as poetry, art, images, songs etc.
- interviews with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, peak bodies, organisations, established healing networks and thought-leaders.
If you would like to get involved, register your interest, or find out more: