Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Support & Resources
If you’re looking for support, Griffith provides an extensive array of services to students, and there are many local and national organisations you can connect with. We’ve compiled Griffith based, Gold Coast based and national support services all in one place for you to refer to whenever you need.
- Gumurrii – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff assist students from recruitment, orientation to graduation. Servicing on each of Griffith’s campuses, with officers who also assist online students studying through the digital campus, GUMURRII Student Success Unit offers a safe and culturally appropriate environment to enhance the student experience.
- First Peoples Health Unit – The First Peoples Health Unit leads the implementation of the Griffith Health First Peoples Health Plan 2016 – 2022
- Scholarships – There are a number of scholarships available to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
Gold Coast based
- Krurungal – Krurungal is an Aboriginal Corporation based in Coolangatta, supporting community in the Gold Coast, south to Tweed Heads and north to Pimpama.
- Relationships Australia – Relationships Australia have an Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander program where you can access culturally sensitive and diverse services, counsellors and more.
- iBobbly App – A social and emotional wellbeing self-help app for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples aged 15 years and over.
- 13YARN – 13YARN is the first national crisis support line for mob who are feeling overwhelmed or having difficulty coping. Offering a confidential one-on-one yarning opportunity with a Lifeline-trained Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Crisis Supporter who can provide crisis support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Black Rainbow — Australia’s leading Indigenous suicide prevention and mental health support source for LGBTQ+ people.
- ReachOut – Provides resources on mental health and wellbeing for young people, with a section dedicated to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resources.
- SBS Inclusion Training – From both an education and employment perspective inclusion at work is important as it creates safe, happy and productive environments where everyone can achieve their full potential. The SBS Inclusion Program has a range of online modules and resources designed to train people in the areas of cultural competence, diversity and inclusion. There are animations and films, including real people telling real stories. The training is free for all Griffith students and staff.
- Equity Resources – covering topics on gender, LGBTQIA+, disability, reducing bias and more.
- National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation – The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) is the national leadership body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health in Australia. NACCHO provides advice and guidance to the Australian Government on policy and budget matters and advocates for community-developed solutions that contribute to the quality of life and improved health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Instagram pages to follow
- @amnestyaustralia – Amnesty works closely with Indigenous communities and people seeking asylum to fight discrimination, unfair detention and to demand safety and a fair justice system for all. They also have a very active women’s and LGBTQIA+ activist network campaigning on important gender and sexuality issues.
- @nitv_au – Celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories
- Indigenous voice and experience doing a PhD – Episode 22 of Griffith’s The Gender Card podcast, produced and presented by multi-award-winning journalist Nance Haxton.
- Awaye – AWAYE! presents diverse and vibrant Aboriginal arts and culture from across Australia.
- Proppa Deadly Podcast – National Indigenous talk show focusing on current affairs and issues of importance to Indigenous people
- Speaking Out – Politics, arts and culture from a range of Indigenous perspectives. Speaking Out airs on Radio National on Fridays at 12pm (noon) and on ABC Local Radio on Sundays at 9pm.
- Word Up – The diverse languages of black Australia from Anmatyerre to Arrernte, from Bidjara to Bundjalung, from Nyungar to Ngaanyatjarra, from Yankunytjatjara to Yorta Yorta — one word at a time.
- Little Yarns – Little Yarns is a co-listening, ABC Kids listen podcast series for pre-schoolers. Ideal for families listening together at home or as a listening resource in early learning centres, Little Yarns is all about the diverse languages, stories and Countries of Indigenous Australia.
- Blak Out – One of Triple J’s music podcasts. Playing nothing but slappers from Indigenous artists, Nooky’s doing laps and spinning tracks. Turn up and Blak Out.
Throughout the year we host a wide range of events to cater to everyone. Our aim is to foster social connections, build awareness and educate on important topics.
Check out what’s on via our Diversity & Inclusion events calendar HERE