Yarn up is a safe space for First Nations young people to connect with community, hear from others, and access wellbeing resources and support.
Connect with Zig, Tuo and Wickie
Zig's story about family troubles
Zig shares how his mates and Nan help him stay deadly when his home life gets too much.Check out Zig's story
Tuo's story about online bullying
Hear from Tuo about how they use cooking and their cousins to help them through tough times online.Check out Tuo's story
Connect with mob
Make time to have a yarn with someone you care about. You could get out your phone right now and text someone to say how important they are to you. It'll strengthen your connection and brighten both of your days.
See how other young people are coping and get some ideas on what they do to destress.
National Reconciliation Week is just around the corner, so I've been reflecting on this year's theme, "Be a Voice for Generations", and it got me thinking about legacy. We all have the opportunity to make an impact, leave the world a better place than we found it, and play a part in creating a better future.
Finding health services that really understand what you're going through as a First Nations person can be tough. So, we've put together a list of resources to make it easier to find the right help for you.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons in photographs, film or audio recordings.
Support services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
If you’re going through a tough time as an Indigenous person, here’s a list of places where you can talk to someone who will understand what you’re going through.
How to cope with shame job
It’s really common to feel shame job when bad stuff happens. Learn how to cope with these feelings and know that there’s no shame in looking after yourself.
Why helping out mob makes us all feel deadly
Your mob is your family and community. Everybody needs a little help sometimes, and the more you help out the stronger mob will be.
Ways to connect with community if you’re a First Nations young person
Wondering how to connect with your community? Jacob shares his top tips for ways to get involved and learn more.
Connecting with your Aboriginal culture through dance
Wangkatha man Samuel (Wirrdapi) Stubbs shares how dance has helped him and his family connect to culture.
Mob mindfulness: how to care for yourself while honouring your culture
Hear from Darug/Dharawal woman and mental health expert Jenny Holmes on how to practise mob mindfulness and strengthen your connection to Country.
How to stay strong
Four First Nations content creators share what staying strong means to them, and offer some tips for other mob on how to stay strong.
How to find your trusted person when you need support
During tough times, it's important to have someone you can talk to. Wangkatha man Benjamin (Woobilie) Stubbs shares his tips on how you can find your trusted person.
How Felicia Foxx learnt to deal with her body image issues
Felicia Foxx shares her body image struggles and how she has come to accept herself.
How Taliah pushed back against Indigenous stereotypes and statistics
Taliah shares how she chose to write her own story instead of falling into painful stereotypes, and how she took care of herself in the process.
Rugby League legend, Joe Williams talks about ways to create a safe place for others to ask for help
Former Rugby League legend Joe Williams and Justin Tall share their story about how to get support in tough times.
Why yarning matters
Yarning and storytelling has been supporting First Nations wellbeing for thousands of years. Hear from Phoebe about why it’s so important for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to have a yarn when they need it.
What to do if you're dealing with a racist teacher at school
Coping with racism at school or dealing with a racist teacher is really tough. Hear from Meissa Mason on how to look after yourself and report racist incidents.
Tools for coping with grief and loss with Allira Potter
Yorta Yorta woman Allira Potter shares how hard it was to lose her mum, and offers advice for those experiencing their own grief and loss.
How to cope with the highs and lows of family life
Gumbaynggir woman Tilly Langford shares her top tips for keeping family relationships healthy while growing up in a big Aboriginal family.
How to cope when you feel like a spokesperson for mob
Four First Nations content creators share how they cope when they feel burdened by cultural load.
Allira Potter shares how to use a vision board to think about your future
Thinking about the future can be overwhelming. There’s a lot you can’t control, but making a vision board can help you to focus on all the exciting parts!
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About the artwork
Healing and Truth was created by Jasmine Sarin (JS Koori Designs), a proud Kamilaroi and Jerrinja woman from NSW.
Healing and Truth explores the importance of seeking help and being able to feel supported, connected and safe in our healing journey. Staying connected to our communities, country and culture helps us improve our social and emotional wellbeing and feel better.
The central circles represent ReachOut and the services they offer to help us on our journey of healing. As young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, we are often faced with compounding issues, and it might feel like others won't understand or simply 'don't get it'.
This is where ReachOut can help. Social and Emotional Wellbeing is important for everyone.