Ruah intentionally seeks to engage and work effectively with Aboriginal people. We hold a priority for Aboriginal Australians, and our competencies in working with Aboriginal people come from our fundamental workforce development strategies:
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Please note: The Aboriginal Resource Directory is currently in need of updating. We hope to bring you the new version as soon as possible.
The Looking Forward project aims to develop a culturally-safe mental health service framework that will benefit the community, and provide a benchmark for more effective mental health services to Aboriginal people.
The project is a partnership between Ruah Community Services and the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, public and non-government service providers, general practitioners, and other health professions.
The project has used a participatory action research process with community engagement and consultations in the South-East Corridor of Western Australia.
Ruah Community Services is supporting the development of The Wadjuk Boodja Aboriginal Corporation (WBGAC).
WBGAC seeks to provide culturally secure Aboriginal leadership in the Perth metropolitan area. The Corporation has the following objectives:
Ruah endeavours to engage the head, heart and hands in the journey of reconciliation between Aboriginal (and Torres Strait Islander people) and non-Aboriginal Australians, in order to make a contribution to the realisation of a shared humanity and future. In 2013 Ruah launched its first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).
A subsequent RECAP 2014-2016 has, as a central feature, the implementation of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Recruitment and Retention Strategy.
Click here to view Ruah’s Reconciliation Action Plan 2014-2016