New to our team this year is the role of cultural mentoring. The aim of the program is to provide cultural awareness and knowledge to new Indigenous and non-indigenous staff that Gurriny employs or networks with. The cultural orientation provides participants a better understanding of our Community and our clients, it informs them of how the “Yarrabah culture” has shaped this Community, and provides participants methods on how to conduct themselves in a culturally appropriate manner in all aspects of service delivery in our Community.
Our team works across all teams within Gurriny and other internal and external service providers to offer health promotion/ healthy lifestyle advice and assistance to improve the health and wellbeing of Yarrabah people. We are heavily involved in Community Engagement activities and therefore provide strategies to partnering teams/services to reach their target audience as well. We are also responsible for the administration of Gurriny’s social media page and website, and developing health-promoting resources for educational and awareness purposes.