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New $1m program targets family wellbeing

by Tony Barrass in HEALTH

New Aboriginal family wellbeing training will be a priority across WA’s Kimberley, Pilbara and Goldfields in a first for the state. The Aboriginal Health Council of WA welcomed a WA Government commitment to contribute $1 million over two years towards the pilot Aboriginal Family Wellbeing Project. The project will aim to prevent self-harm and suicide in the regions by strengthening [...]




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  • New $1m program targets family wellbeing

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    New Aboriginal family wellbeing training will be a priority across WA’s Kimberley, Pilbara and Goldfields in a first for the state. The Aboriginal Health Council of WA welcomed a WA Government commitment to contribute $1 [...]
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