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Weenthunga Health Network Inc

Weenthunga Health Network Inc

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About Weenthunga Health Network
Weenthunga Health Network is an Aboriginal-led network contributing to health equity for First Peoples in Victoria. We do this through supporting young First Nations women into health careers, improving the understanding and practice of the health workforce and addressing institutional racism in mainstream health services. Weenthunga [Ween-tunga] means ‘to hear and understand’ in the Woiwurrung language of the Wurundjeri people.
 
Nyarrn-gakgo mangkie: Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Young Women’s Program
Weenthunga supports young First Nations women to pursue careers in health. We facilitate a network around the young women to support their journeys through school, university and into the workforce as First Nations health professionals. We nurture young women in our programs to be strong in their identity and culture.

Our program began in Bendigo in 2013 as the Girls Resilience Project. Our program was enabled through philanthropic funding and has now grown based on the success of this work to have two additional programs in Geelong and Melbourne.

In 2019 the program was given a Woiwurrung name: Nyarrn-gakgo mangkie. In Woiwurrung, this means 'hear within'. We come together in a safe environment to hear and understand other women’s stories. We’re supported by community and ancestors to listen to our own voice; to reflect. We move forward on our journey into a health career with new information, confidence, cultural knowledge and strength in our identity.” 

With future funding uncertainty, Weenthunga is calling out to our Members to support the critical work we're doing across health and education spaces.

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Contact Details

17-23 Sackville Street
COLLINGWOOD VIC, 3066


Are donations tax deductible?

Yes

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.