Central Sydney GP Network grant announcement

 

Central Sydney GP Network is very pleased to announce a grant to Gunawirra from donations and interest earnt by the Network. The grant is for $40 000 over the next five years.

In Aboriginal mythology Gunawirra means the invisible seed of all creation.

Gunawirra is a not-for-profit organisation made up of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal professionals working side by side for fundamental improvements in the life of Aboriginal Families, their infants and children in Rozelle. Gunawirra’s primary role is to create models of excellence by designing unique, innovative and transformational programs that are fully evaluated.

Gunawirra’s five young mother’s groups are for pregnant Aboriginal women, mums with newborn babies up to preschool aged children. These weekly programs include individual psychotherapy, group therapy, and mother - child therapy, as well as a broader base of art therapy, parenting, educative life skills and social interacting.

The Central Sydney GP Network grant will fund a speech therapist, as many of the children have speech difficulties, and an occupational therapist who would work with the children each week to give them stimulus and learning activities, creating a strong basis for future growth and a solid foundation for schooling.

Graham Toomey, CEO of Gunawirra and a Wiradjuri man and Norma Tracey, founder of Gunawirra will be attending our AGM on 16/11/18 to showcase their work. Central Sydney GP Network would like to strengthen links between our members and Gunawirra and will be working towards cultural training visits to General Practices in the Inner West.

Central Sydney GP Network is the only charitable organisation within CESPHN and your donations to this Network are tax deductable. Please contact Margot Woods on margot@rozelletotalhealth.com.au for any further information.