Caber-ra
Nanga Engage

Caber-ra Nanga engage

Caber-ra nanga Engage is a free service that works to improve mental health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

It offers two main strands of support:
• Individual casework in response to individual needs and mental health challenges.
• Cultural Wellbeing Workshops which offer opportunities to directly engage with culture, strengthen identity and foster relationships with the community.

This support might include links to mental health and general health services, housing options, drug and alcohol support, financial services, Centrelink and cultural groups.

Who is it for?

Caber-ra nanga Engage offers direct support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of all ages, and their families living in Sydney North. We also support leaders, school staff and service providers who work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and communities.

The program is funded by the Sydney North Health Network and is targeted to support people in that area.

Caber-ra Nanga means ‘resting the mind’, a Gaimaragal word gifted to our program by Professor Dennis Foley, Gaimaragal language speaker.

You can call 1300 364 277 to make an appointment or email us at any time at crnreferrals@ransw.org.au

What will it be like?

INDIVIDUAL CASEWORK
Our Caber-ra nanga Engagement Officer works closely with an individual and their family to:
• Provide individual client support services and referral pathways (counselling, resources, cultural care plans and referrals)
• Provide advice, support, and cultural immersion opportunities for the community and service system
• Facilitate community-based engagement.

CULTURAL WELLBEING WORKSHOPS
A strong connection to country, culture and family can have a positive influence on social and emotional wellbeing. Our workshops aim to help develop and strengthen a sense of identity and belonging through initiatives such as:
• Family tree mapping
• Exploration of Aboriginal Spirituality
• Engagement with culture (bush tucker, art, dance).

Key outcomes

  • Support mental health wellbeing
  • Provide appropriate resources and support
  • Build capacity of community
  • Deepen community links

How can it help me?

The program can help with the following: 

  • Provide individual client response and service coordination that supports engagement with support services and referral pathways 
  • Provide cultural advice, support, and cultural immersion opportunities for the community and service system 
  • Facilitate community-based engagement and capacity building opportunities  
  • Provide targeted mental health professional training. 

Booking this program

No referral is required. You can book this program by either calling us on 1300 364 277, referrals can also be made directly to our Engagement Worker at donnalenea@ransw.org.au

Fees

The Caber-ra Nanga Engage program is a free service.

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