Community voices vital for healing in Queensland

The Healing Foundation

The Healing Foundation is calling on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and organisations to have their say in the first ever Queensland Healing Strategy.

The strategy is a chance for people to dream big about the future for themselves, their children and their communities and tell us what healing means for them.

The Healing Foundation Deputy Board Chair Leann Wilson said the responses to the strategy have been very enthusiastic.

“Communities are sharing their stories and lived experience with passion – we’re hearing consistent themes about what healing means to individuals, families and organisations at yarning circles and through survey responses,” she said.

“We’re hearing directly from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples on what they need and want and that they are ready to lead healing solutions for themselves, their families and communities.”

Despite having the lowest rate of removal, Queensland has the highest population of Stolen Generations survivors, all of who will be eligible for aged care in 2023.

Almost a third of Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population are Stolen Generations descendants – the second highest proportion of descendants in Australia.

Individuals are encouraged to complete a short online survey

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