Exciting New Program, REVIVAL.
In August of 2021, we were excited when Marymead and The Family Place were awarded funding for a new 'Revival' program in the Eurobodalla region. Revival addresses a high need from the community for social and emotional support as a result of the bushfires that severely impacted the region in 2019–20.
The support will be delivered in the form of non-clinical community-led intervention that focuses on vulnerable children and families, particularly the Aboriginal community.
Revival will be delivered through community consultation, cultural Yarning wellbeing groups, and psychosocial and wellbeing recreational supports. Participants may find themselves engaging with 'Tea and Talk' groups, music therapy, bush walks and many more support opportunities. These will be grounded in community ownership and, as a result, will improve social and emotional wellbeing, community resilience, and the engagement of the community in providing the support.
The program is currently funded until June of 2022 and is expected to be highly successful across Eurobodalla.
A big thank you to the University of Canberra, OT student volunteers, Harrison and Tahlia, for all their hard work in helping to bring this program to life.