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Indigenous AOD Workers' Wellbeing Resources

Success Stories From the Frontline of Aboriginal Health

Type: Audiovisual/DVD
Author: Oxfam Australia
Publisher: Oxfam Australia
Year: 2011

These nine short 'digital stories' showcase work conducted by Aboriginal Health Workers in Victoria. Each digital story is told through a combination of photo and voice over.The digital stories were compiled by Aboriginal Health Workers themselves, and give a firsthand account of successful local projects.

The stories demonstrate the diversity of work being undertaken by Health Workers, such as:

  • using art therapy to enhance emotional wellbeing
  • conducting walking and sailing groups
  • facilitating cook-ups and community gardens
  • running dental referral and playgroup services
  • using puppetry to educate children about sensitive issues like family violence.


The stories are told by workers from the following organisations:

  • Peninsula Health Koori Team
  • Western Region Health Centre
  • Plenty Valley Health
  • Gippsland and East Gippsland Aboriginal Cooperative
  • Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place and EACH Social and Community Health
  • Sunraysia Community Health and Mildura Aboriginal Cooperative
  • South West Healthcare.

The stories were produced at workshops facilitated by Oxfam Australia and the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO).

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