Jul

30

2018

Red Dust Healing and Aboriginal Chronic Disease Conference

On Wednesday 30 May 2018, Red Dust Healing was brought to Coffs Harbour for the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal community.

If you are unfamiliar with Red Dust Healing, it is founded on a cultural belief that we are one people, one mob who do not own but belong to this land. The program facilitates the understanding of rejection and grief and loss being the foundation of all hurt and gives participants the tools they need to overcome the barriers they are facing in their lives.

The day started off with people pouring through the doors, keen to hear facilitator Tom Powell’s words of healing and ancient wisdom. It was truly special seeing 110 people attend the day, from elders to community members, youth, the Aboriginal workforce, and people from all over.

On Thursday 31 May 2018, the Aboriginal Chronic Disease Conference was held in Coffs Harbour. The conference was aimed at the Integrated Team Care and the Aboriginal Chronic Care workforce from Tweed Heads to Port Macquarie. Over 40 participants from the Local Health District, Aboriginal Medical Services, Aboriginal Health Services and general practices attended.

A training workshop on the Origins of Chronic Disease was facilitated by Lisa Gardiner from SAL Consulting. Staff came together as one to learn about the origins of Chronic Disease. This day complimented Wednesday well as it delved into the impact of trauma, abuse and neglect in early life and how these impacts contribute to chronic disease. Lisa Gardiner was very engaging and used nature as a way of getting the key concepts of the workshop.

For both days artist Brenton Langton created an artistic interpretation of the two day event that captured the spirit and themes across both days.

Artist Brenton Langton with his work.

Update provided 21 April 2022.

As you know, Lismore Skin Clinic in Molesworth Street was destroyed in the recent floods, and we are trying to rebuild the site as soon as we can.

In the meantime we will be moving to St Vincent’s Hospital Specialist Medical Centre – Level 4, Suite 12 – 20 Dalley Street Lismore.

We hope to be up and running in the next two weeks (by early to mid May 2022) and our receptionists will soon begin calling our patients to rebook their appointments and catch up with their needs.

Once we have a firm opening date we will update this notification.

Our email address – [email protected] and our phone number – 02 6621 3500 will remain the same as in the past. Only the address changes for a while.

We look forward to seeing you soon in our new premises.

Many thanks for your patience and understanding in these heartbreaking times – stay safe.

Dr Gudmundsen and the Team from Lismore Skin Clinic

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Nigel Cronin
Senior Manager, Education
[email protected]
0437 169 786
02 6627 3390
Based on Bundjalung Country in Lismore

Bronwyn Thirkell
Centre for Healthcare Knowledge & Innovation and Education and Events Coordinator NNSW
[email protected]
0437 027 751
02 6618 5445
Based on Bundjalung Country in Ballina

Krissi Devlin
Education and Events Coordinator MNC
[email protected]
0447 407 473
02 6659 1808
Working days: Monday Thursday.
Based on Gumbaynggirr Country in Coffs Harbour

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