Sharing our Stories – Bega-South Coast Aboriginal Men’s Group Video

Lyndon has put together an informative new video looking at the work and successes of the Bega – South Coast Aboriginal Men’s Group, and its role in the important area of soft-entry drug and alcohol services.

“Sharing Our Stories” is a 5 and half minute video, told through case studies;

Jason, the former Redfern resident who was looking for something more in his life and how the Men’s Group got him out of the pub, fostered his love of traditional dance and helped him deepen his cultural connectivity.

Bruce and Tayana, the young couple moved to the south coast for Bruce to work on the Bega Hospital but when the job was complete, Bruce was out of work. Tayana encouraged him into the Men’s Group…now he’s sharing his building skills with the group while engaging in new study in drug and alcohol education.

While “Sharing Our Stories” is set on the lower south coast of NSW, it’s issues and themes are universal…

  • Diversion from drugs and alcohol using a range of activities
  • Peer support through sharing experiences
  • Connecting with culture and sharing that cultural knowledge with the Indigenous and non-Indigenous community
  • Personal growth and responsibility

“Sharing Our Stories” celebrates the successes of the Men’s Group program while realistically looking at the challenges faced by Indigenous males. It shows just what can be achieved with a positive and constructive approach and a group of men supporting each other.

For more information about our Aboriginal men’s group program click here.

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