My rehab, my journey Gadjigadji

Improving the experience for Aboriginal people in the rehabilitation environment.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of deceased persons.

Aboriginal people who have a long stay in hospital following trauma or medical episode face some unique challenges.

My rehab, my journey – Gadjigadji aims to support clinicians and health staff to create a culturally safe environment for Aboriginal people in their ward.

While this website was originally developed for rehabilitation wards, the resources may be useful in other areas of healthcare.

Gadjigadji is a Gamilaraay word meaning regrowth.

Aboriginal health means not just the physical wellbeing of an individual but refers to the social, emotional and cultural wellbeing of the whole community in which each individual is able to achieve their full potential … thereby, bringing about the total wellbeing of their community.1

About the artwork

The artwork featured through this web page and related project resources was painted by Danielle Mate Sullivan and Cecily Carpenter.

More about the artwork

1 Australian Government Department of Health. National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013-23. Canberra: Department of Health; 2013.

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