Relighting the fires: A Yolŋu-led evaluation of a Hope for Health retreat

Joanne Garnggulkpuy Dhurrkay, Dorothy Gapany, Dorothy Yunggirrnga, Emily Armstrong, Michaela Spencer, Michael Christie

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Hope for Health is a preventative health program run on Galiwin’ku, Elcho Island in North-East Arnhem Land. It has a local Yolŋu steering committee and is part of the Why Warriors Org Ltd. Amongst its many activities, Hope for Health has been conducting health retreats for Yolŋu. These 12-day retreats and associated followup activites have been held regularly since 2015. As part of a process of growing the Hope or Health program, the Yolŋu steering committee invited biomedical researchers to gather evidence of the effectiveness of the Hope for Health program.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages44
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2023

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