Aboriginal Events – Making the circle bigger

Marrin Weejali is run by our people, for our people, and we take part in regular events to help our clients connect with the community and improve their path to healing.

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Addictions Awareness Week is an annual event we host

Every year we host Addiction Awareness Week to shine a light on the complex causes of addiction and challenge the stigma attached to it.

This year we are looking at why addiction awareness matters and how tackling the stigma and misunderstandings around addiction will help more people, and families access the aboriginal drug and alcohol support help they need.

We want to show the world that addiction can happen to anyone, but recovery is possible with the right support!

Overdose Awareness Day

Overdose Awareness Day on 31 August every year, is the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose, remember those who have died, and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind.

The campaign spreads the message about the tragedy of drug overdose death, and that drug overdose is preventable.

The goals of International Overdose Awareness Day are:

  • To provide an opportunity for people to publicly mourn loved ones.
  • To send a strong message to people who use drugs and people in recovery that they are valued.
  • To inform people around the world about the risk of drug overdose.
  • To provide basic information on the range of support services that are available.
  • To prevent and reduce drug-related harm by supporting evidence-based practice.

Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month is every October and is an incredibly special month. It is important to acknowledge that mental health is a prevalent issue in contemporary society and must be spoken about more frequently.

Mental health should not be viewed as taboo but encouraged to discuss openly to better understand it.

Mental Health Awareness Week allows people to feel comfortable enough to start these conversations and ultimately begin the process of breaking down the negative stigma that is unfortunately still attached to mental health.

The stereotypes associated with mental health stop people from speaking up and letting others know if they are struggling. There is still an associated perception of weakness rtowards those struggling with mental health issues.

It takes great courage and strength for someone to speak up and say they need help. More recently, there has been a noticeable shift in the mindset of modern society regarding mental health, and although it is getting better, there is still so much work to do in this area.

Mental Health Awareness Week also aims to educate people on mental health and what it is.

Partnership Case Studies

Emerton Amcal + Pharmacy

“Marrin is a safe space and we provide an extension of that safe space here in our pharmacy to Marrin clients.”

Too Deadly for Diabetes - powerful partnership

“The main thing about Marrin is the way its staff are invested in the local community.”

Penrith Community Corrections

“Marrin Weejali trusts, respects and supports our roles when working with Aboriginal people.”

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