Strong Spirit Strong Mind
Strong Spirit Strong Mind promotes the uniqueness of Aboriginal culture as a central strength in guiding efforts to manage and reduce alcohol and other drug related harm in Aboriginal communities.
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Strong Spirit Strong Mind Metro Project Campaign
Strong Spirit Strong Mind Metro Project is a culturally secure campaign which focuses on the impact of alcohol and other drug use on the individual’s physical health and the impact on family and community. To find out more, click here.
Our Inner Spirit is the centre of our being and emotions.
When our spirit feels strong our mind feels strong.
When our spirit feels tangled our mind feels tangled.
Strong Inner Spirit is what keeps people healthy and keeps them connected together.
Strong Inner Spirit keeps our family strong, our community strong and our country alive.
© Joe Roe The Aboriginal Inner Spirit Model (Ngarlu Assessment Model) was developed by Joesph 'Nipper' Roe, who belonged to the Karajarri and Yawuru people.
Alcohol and other drugs misuse continues to have a devastating effect on individuals, families and communities.
The unacceptable levels of domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, lack of respect for elders, high imprisonment rates, poor educational outcomes and poor health can be directly linked to this pattern of misuse and it destroys our culture and communities.
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Looking after each other
Creating safer and healthier communities is everybody’s responsibility.
Getting support and information
If you are thinking about reducing your drug use maybe you would like some information and support. Or if you are worried about somebody and how their drug use is affecting you and your family perhaps you would like to talk to someone about your concerns.