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Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council
Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council

The Social and Emotional Wellbeing (SEWB), Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) State Gathering is an ideal platform for support workers, case workers, counsellors, managers, team leaders, or administration staff to network, come together and share ideas, experience and knowledge, creating an empowered SEWB and AOD network. The State Gathering is funded by the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA).

The State Gathering will feature:

Keynote speaker – Jade North, Socceroos

Jade is a highly experienced footballer, having played for ten different clubs across five different countries. Jade is a proud Indigenous Australian and has represented his country playing for the Socceroos in 41 matches.

Outside of football, Jade has launched an Indigenous football program called ‘Kickin with a Cuz’, that focuses on reaching out to young boys and girls through football, to inspire them to make better life choices. Jade is passionate about helping disadvantaged groups and advocating for better education and management of mental health. He speaks passionately about leadership, instilling inspiration, and mental health awareness.

Intergenerational healing – How to deliver safe circle work

Culturally Informed Practices Institute

Delivering the National Indigenous Postvention Service –

CEO Jacqueline McGowan-Jones, Thirrili Limited

Professional Development workshops available (limited spots)
We-Ali Dadirri: Ancient Aboriginal Mindfulness Traditions

This training introduces Dadirri as the core of all We Al-li practices and skill-based learning outcomes. Dadirri provides the foundation for culturally safe practices and establishes a respectful healing environment for skills transference in all We Al-li professional development trainings.

Resilience and self-care by Brian Dowd, Walkabout Barber

This workshop was designed to provide those attending the skills to accept, understand, make positive choices and take ownership of their day to day personal and professional lives.

During this workshop, participants will be guided through a step by step cleansing and healing process, which will enable those attending to be guided through a proven, precise and realistic road map for future professional resilience and personal self care. Participants will play an interactive role, by joining in on each activity on offer, and then sharing their own findings back to the larger group for a combined learning effort.

And more!

Register now! Registrations will close when all spots have been filled, get in early to secure your spot!

If you have any questions about the State Gathering, please contact Tiana Lea on 3328 8500 or