Roebourne residents act, belong and commit
Local residents joined Roebourne’s Social and Emotional Wellbeing Network on Monday to celebrate culture and country during Mental Health Week.
The inaugural Mental Health Week Cultural Walk on October 5, was led by elders of Roebourne and toured culturally significant places around Roebourne including 2 Mile Cemetery, the Old Roebourne Reserve and the river at Jubilee Park.
The initiative was part of the Act-Belong-Commit program in Roebourne and sought to bring people together on country to celebrate the richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.
Local elders and community members shared their stories along the way and the Roebourne Visitor Centre offered tours of historic Roebourne throughout the day.
The day was capped off with a community barbecue, followed by music, dance and stories shared by locals into the evening.
ABC Aboriginal project manager Lesley Murray said the Act-Belong-Commit partnership with Chevron Australia had developed many social and emotional wellbeing projects for Aboriginal people in Roebour ne, and was the first initiative of its kind in Australia.