Spirited Mens Program
John Bingapore- 0459 040 156
"To often in our community, anger and violence has played a major part in the pain and grief that our families and kids have had to live with. Too often as blokes we end up doing the very thing that happen to us as kids, the very thing we swore would be different when we a had a family, there has to be a better way!”
Spirited Men & Tau Ngaraldi
Is an Indigenous Men’s Program
Dealing with issues of Indigenous family violence and anger management as well as historical, cultural and social injustice.
Where: Bridge St
When: Every Wednesday
The Spirited Men’s Program wants to pioneer a new way that Nunga men can not only deal with anger and violence but find positive ways of being able to stand their ground as Aboriginal men, to feel and be respected for who they are.
This program is not just about limiting or preventing family or domestic violence but also about supporting these men to become partners with the community in bring about significant change in the cultural of violence which so often our mob has had to live with.
Tau Ngaraldi consists of an eight week Indigenous based program, dealing with anger management and family violence issues, as well as historical, cultural and social injustice.The Spirited Men’s Program also incorporates one on one counseling for individuals that highlight the need for more personal intervention to deal with past issues of trauma and violence.
After men have attend the Tau Ngaraldi program they are invited to attend an ongoing Indigenous men’s support group looking at health and wellbeing, fatherhood, maintaining positive Indigenous manhood, etc.
Also weaving throughout the entirety of the Spirited Men’s Program, cultural affirmation actives gives participants a greater understanding of who they are as Indigenous men, as well as giving them a firm foundation to change, grow and maintain in what they have learnt.
One of the long term aims of the Spirited Men’s Program is that a number of these men will then go on to become key support people working alongside other men, women and children to bring about healing and restoration to community