Kimberley Empowerment Healing and Leadership Program
The Kimberley Empowerment Healing and Leadership Program was developed following the successful pilot of the Kimberley Empowerment Project initiated in response to the high rates of suicides in the region from 1999 to 2006.
The Kimberley Empowerment Project was developed in a way that was holistic, strengths-based, and culturally and geographically appropriate. It aimed to enhance the capability and capacity of local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to take charge of their lives and strengthen their communities.
Another aim was to address the range of social determinants that impact upon Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural, social and emotional wellbeing.
The Kimberley Empowerment Healing and Leadership Program aims to:
- Raise self-awareness of the individual’s identity and strengths
- Empower individuals to take control of their lives
- Heal – Allow behaviour change so that individuals grow in all aspects of life
This course is delivered over 5 two-day blocks and a healing session over a 5 week period.