We are pleased to announce that we are trialing an additional after hours weekly session of the MRT group, 6pm to 7:30pm Thursday evenings at our North Perth office. Please consider it if you have other work/study/family commitments that are a barrier to attending during office hours. New consumers and consumers who have previously participated are welcome.
The Tuesday morning group (10.45am to 12.15pm) will continue and is also open to new consumers. More info on the link:
Participants have described it as a "...good challenging group for personal development"; "A deep & realistic dive into yourself with support and black & white rules"; and "The perfect rehab aftercare". ... See MoreSee Less
Today staff and volunteers had opportunity to catch up on our rescheduled National NAIDOC Week event with a beautiful Smoking Ceremony led by Auntie Marie Taylor and family. We thank them for sharing their time, care and knowledge with us.
Smoking Ceremonies are an important part of Noongar culture. The ritual not only cleanses and purifies a specific area, but also cleanses the spirit, body and soul while you are on Noongar country. The Smoking Ceremony is a blessing while you are on Noongar Country, to keep you safe.
We pride ourselves on developing and maintaining respectful relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities to help guide our programs and services and the support for people affected by drugs and alcohol.
Together we all still have much work to do to continue to close the gap, to bring about justice and healing, and progress towards true reconciliation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
During NAIDOC Week, we reaffirm our commitment to ‘closing the gap’ within the area health and wellbeing outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
UPDATE: Our services continue this week with the following variations.
MONDAY 5th JULY: Individual counselling and assessment appointments to be conducted via telephone.
TUESDAY 6th to FRIDAY 9th JULY (inclusive): Individual counselling and assessment appointments will be conducted in~person at our North Perth office. PLEASE wear a mask.
GROUPS: All in~person groups are cancelled this week. Residential waitpool group members check in will be via telephone. (Note groups that have previously been run via Zoom may be offered online ~ to be advised).
If government restrictions are eased, it should be a return to business as usual from Monday July 12th.