GP down south is working with Dr Kim Clark and Noni Walker from Edith Cowan University, to develop a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) and build cultural safety through two-way learning for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal staff. The RAP will recognise that GP down south already has strong partnerships in place with communities and Aboriginal groups and identify emerging connections and ongoing commitments. The project also hopes to strengthen input from Aboriginal communities to our services and programs to achieve better outcomes for all clients. Consultation has commenced in Manjimup and Collie drawing out the wealth of personal stories of our staff which will inform the development of the RAP. The broader community has also been consulted. The next step is a series of similar consultations in Peel. This process will identify gaps and help us deliver a more culturally appropriate service specifically relating to Ngoongar people.
Kim and Noni have both worked for many years on programs to promote healthy, resilient communities across the State and are keen to engage with GP down south staff and community partners.
Noni Walker (L) & Dr Kim Clark
GP down south is an exemplary not-for-profit community organisation. We have been providing health and wellbeing services in the Peel regions and the South West of WA since 1994.