Working together with communities to improve well being and cultural connection.
The Mudjilali Men’s Group project collaborates with partner agencies and elders to run Aboriginal men’s groups across the lower south coast of New South Wales in Eden, Wallaga Lake and Bega.
The Mudjilali meets an important need for soft entry drug and alcohol services on the lower south coast of NSW.
The program offers a range of group activities including:
- weekly men’s group meetings in each community
- drug and alcohol worker available
- holistic health and welfare support
- cultural programs introducing younger Aboriginal men to culture
- cultural camps and trips
- community drug and alcohol education events organized by the men
- attendance reports to courts and probation and parole.
If you are interested in this program, you can find out more by calling (02) 6492 0011.
Short film – Mudjilali Men’s Group
This short film features the work of our Men’s Group program in Bega, specifically the work performed by the program’s alcohol and drug worker, Colin.
Colin uses his unique personal stories, experiences and commitment to supporting the men in the program.
Men’s groups in NSW
To facilitate the building of a network of men’s group across the lower south coast of New South Wales, Lives Lived Well:
- has partnerships with services, national parks and Aboriginal Land Councils
- collaborates with justice services to offer a diversion from custody option
- employs an Aboriginal male drug and alcohol trainee under guidance from a qualified and experienced male Aboriginal worker
- works with male elders who provide community leadership and deliver cultural programs
- builds links with other Aboriginal men’s groups across NSW
- trains Aboriginal men in governance, peer leadership and program planning and support them to take control of the men’s group ongoing including applying for their own funding
- evaluates and disseminates information about the program.
Lives Lived Well acknowledges the peoples of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia, respecting their continuing connection to land, culture and community. We pay our respects to elders past, present and future.
Lives Lived Well celebrates diversity and is committed to providing inclusive services. Everyone has the right to live well, with dignity and respect. We offer support to all people without judgment or discrimination.