Resources - learning


Ngarlu - handout
Dadirri - Deep Listening - handout

The Brain Story

A colourful presentation on use of alcohol and effects on brain, country andculture


Mind in the Feet - an exercise to assist people to become grounded if unwell

An Interview with Lateral Violence - Aunty Barb Wingard demonstrates how to do externalising conversations

Solidarity Teams - Vikki Reynolds exercise to think about who is on your team and supports you in your work


Just Therapy Team New Zealand - articles about working across cultures and doing justice through dominant groups listening to marginalised groups and cultures in a Family Centre where people attend who live with mental unwellness. Just Therapy
Furthering Conversations around Partnership Accountability

Sue Mann - Collaborative Representation. How we write 'case notes' and official records and ways of doing it differently.


Media Non-Indigenous colleagues/friends/family may wish to explore for understanding past and present history

Lousy Little Sixpence - the story of five children, now Elders and representatives for an entire generation, who were stolen from their families by the Australian government to turn them into unpaid servants for white families.

The documentary uses old newsreels, archive film, photographs (most of which has never been shown before) and bleak, simple interviews which show that healing from such horrendous treatment will not be easy.

The title 'Lousy Little Sixpence' refers to the amount of pocket money the indentured workers were supposed to be given - but never received - while their wages were managed by their 'employers', on behalf of the Aborigines Protection Board.
Lousy Little Sixpence highlights the injustice of stolen wages, and the fight for the rightful payment to be made to Indigenous peoples of that generation or their families.



Rabbit Proof Fence - A 2002 film that illustrates the official child removal policy that existed in Australia between approximately 1905 and 1967. Its victims now are called the "Stolen Generations".
It is based on the 1996 book Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington Garimara, a true story of the author's mother and two other Aboriginal girls who escape from the Moore River Native Settlement, north of Perth, Western Australia, to return to their Aboriginal families, after being placed there in 1931. The girls walk for nine weeks along 1,500 miles (2,400 km) of the Australian rabbit-proof fence to return to their families and community at Jigalong, while being pursued by white law enforcement authorities and an Aboriginal tracker.


Oranges and Sunshine - The true story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker from Nottingham, UK who uncovered one of the most significant social scandals in recent times: the organised, forced deportation of more than 100,000 poor and orphaned children from the United Kingdom to Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Canada. The scheme began in the 1800s and ended in the late 1960s. UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown made a formal apology to affected families in 2010.


Appreciative Inquiry -Try It Yourself... Visions for Kija Jaru Country, Healing Our Spirit Worldwide - Pacific Regional Summit, Cairns 2004. Conference presentation, Deidre Ikin click here


Ways to Talk about Problems, Externalising Conversations, White, M, 2007, Maps of Narrative Practice, W. W. Norton & Company, New York click here


The Stress Management Survival Kit - Tunnecliffe & Associates, 2000. 6 pages, including self survey ' Check Your Level of Stress at Work' p6. click here


A Safe where - Cairnes, M, 1992, Peaceful Chaos - The Art of Leadership in Times of Rapid Change click here


Unhelpful Thinking Styles - click here