Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)

Neami recognises that we have a role to play in supporting Reconciliation Australia’s vision is “for a reconciled, just and equitable Australia”.

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Reconciliation Australia defines an Innovate RAP as an outline of actions that work towards achieving our organisation’s unique vision for reconciliation. We have undertaken the development of an Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) as a mechanism to do this.

An Innovate RAP focuses on developing and strengthening relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, engaging staff and stakeholders in reconciliation, developing and piloting innovative strategies to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Our Innovate RAP is an important step towards our strategic vision of full citizenship for all people living with a mental illness in Australia.

As a national mental health organisation, we are committed to improving mental health and wellbeing in all local communities. We recognise the importance of addressing the unique experiences of disadvantage within Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities.

Our vision for reconciliation is that we live in an Australia that accepts and acknowledges our shared history, and that our shared journey forward will lead us to better mental health and social and emotional wellbeing for all Australians.

We aspire to the ceasing of health inequity and are committed to creating respectful and safe environments and nurturing a sense of cultural belonging, through healing for change for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Pitcure: Dajarra Browne “Healing for change, healing together” 2017 (Detail)