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Indigenous Health

Tickets Still Available for 2012 Peacock Masquerade Charity Ball

Posted: October 22nd, 2012

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The Bloodwood Tree Associationg would like to invite you to the 2012 Peacock Masquerade Annual Ball, being held this Saturday 27th October 2012 at the Wanangkura Stadium in South Hedland.

The ball is a charity event raising funds for suicide prevention programs in the Pilbara region, with all proceeds going to the Healthy Minds Community Group in Hedland.

The evening will feature entertainment by local band Brad Hall and the Bad Influence, former AFL star Heath Black, a live auction, raffles and fine dining.

Prizes will be awarded for Belle and Beau of the Ball, Most Creative Outfit and many more, so come dressed in your best!

For tickets, please contact Tiffany Turland at events@bloodwoodtree.org.au or (08) 9138 3000.

The Bloodwood Tree Association is a not-for-profit Aboriginal corporation based in South Hedland that seeks to help the Indigenous community in a variety of ways, including employment programs, services for homeless people and substance abuse programs.

For further information on the Bloodwood Tree Association, please visit their website: http://www.bloodwoodtree.org.au/

Remote WA Communities Welcome Fresh Fruit and Vegetables

Posted: June 21st, 2012

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Fresh fruit and vegetables are now being delivered regularly to residents at Punmu and Parnngurr, thanks to a joint initiative between Newcrest Mining and community developers from those regions.

The project, which has been in operation for nearly two years now, ensures people from remote areas have regular access to WA-grown fruit and vegetables. The produce is sold at an affordable price in community shops once it is delivered.

While the initiative was created to assist community members become healthier, it has also helped to generate trust between local community groups and business organisations.

New Community Program for Indigenous Women in Geraldton

Posted: May 11th, 2012

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A new program supporting Indigenous women who have experienced domestic violence will begin next week in Geraldton.

The program, run by Centacare Family Services, aims to strengthen family relationships and help create positive change in lives through services such as counselling and spiritual healing.

The sessions will take place in a group therapy setting and discussions will remain strictly confidential. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss topics with professionals who specialise in areas such as domestic violence, grief or loss, general health, substance abuse and stress management.

There are five sessions in all, with the first beginning Tuesday 15 May at the Spalding Family Centre on Mitchell Street, Geraldton from 9am-12pm.

To register and organise an initial one-on-one chat with the facilitator, call the Geraldton Family Relationship Centre on 9921 2611.

For more information please visit the Centacare Geraldton website or the Geraldton Family Relationship Centre website.