The BLAKroom - EPISODE 5

Building an army of Indigenous Psychologists

24 September 2021

In this extended episode of the BLAKroom your host Nick Paton has a yarn with Nyamal woman Dr Tracy Westerman about why she is building an army of Indigenous Psychologists in Australia. Nick and the Koori Mail’s sports editor Darren Moncrieff yarn about the Indigenous Marathon Project’s Midnight Marathon coming up in October, and Nick talks to Journalist Kirk Page about some of the ways organisations are powering on in the face of covid restrictions. The BLAKroom news podcast is a Koori Mail production. The theme music in this podcast is ‘Sunshine on a Rainy Day’ by Christine Anu. Edition 760 of the Koori Mail Newspaper, including our 32-page Higher Education Feature, is ON SALE NOW! Subscribe to the Koori Mail Newspaper here: koorimail.com Podcast enquiries: podcast@koorimail.com The Westerman Jilya Institute for Indigenous Mental Health aims to drive best practice across the complex areas of Indigenous suicide prevention, trauma, criminogenics and mental health. Jilya is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation through the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC) and is a registered Charity under the ACNC (Registration Number ICN 9173). To achieve their goals, the Westerman Jilya Institute for Indigenous Mental Health rely significantly on donations and partnerships. As a registered charity they have Deductible Gift Recipient status which means that all donations are tax deductible. You can also note in the donation link if you have preference for the donation to go to the Dr Tracy Westerman Indigenous Psychology Scholarship Program or any of the other research, training and intervention program streams. Donate here: www.thejilyainstitute.com.au/donate/ TWITTER: twitter.com/koorimailnews @koorimailnews FACEBOOK: facebook.com/koorimail/ @koorimail INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/koorimailnewspaper/ If this podcast raises any issues for you please contact the National Indigenous Critical Response Service on 1800 805 801 or Lifeline on 13 14 11. At the Koori Mail, we acknowledge and pay our respects to the Bundjalung Nation, and the lands of the Widjabul Wiabul people upon which our offices sit, and to all Ancestors and Elders. ALWAYS WAS, ALWAYS WILL BE, ABORIGINAL LAND

In this extended episode of the BLAKroom your host Nick Paton has a yarn with Nyamal woman Dr Tracy Westerman about why she is building an army of Indigenous Psychologists in Australia.

 

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