Empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers, families and communities to intervene in their own lives

Gunawirra aims to work together with communities to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers and children. We do this by delivering innovative, transformational and culturally appropriate programs. 

We empower young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers to break the cycle of suffering. Our programs focus on healing intergenerational trauma and promoting maternal nurturing through the influence of cultural knowledge and art. 

Our Impact

2109

hours of Art Therapy

26

NSW pre-schools supported

5873

Care Packs, Books and Toys distributed

Young Aboriginal Mothers

Group programs that support Aboriginal women from pregnancy through to their child starting school to build stronger, safer and healthier relationships.

Preschool Program

Early intervention programs that emphasise learning about Aboriginal culture, Nutrition, Family and Elders, Storytelling and Art for holistic learning.

Journey to Learning

This program shares Aboriginal cultural knowledge and art to connect children to their heritage, and to share valuable knowledge with educators and communities.

Teacher Training

Teachers learn resilience and skills to support children who have experienced trauma by understanding the relationship between culture, identity and healing. 

Where We Work

Gunawirra works with preschools across NSW.

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Gunawirra resides on Wangal country. Gunawirra acknowledges the Wangal people as being the traditional owners of this land. Gunawirra pays respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. Gunawirra also wishes to acknowledge all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their communities of Australia, and we respect and recognise that they still have a strong continuing connection to their culture, land, water and community.