Gamarada Indigenous Healing & Life Training - Community Empowerment
is a not for profit community organisation delivering programs that address issues relating to mental health social and emotional well being.
Gamarada programs are available for all ages, genders and are sensitive to the GLBTI communities.
Gamarada programs are delivered in a framework that encompasses trauma informed care, western therapeutic models and indigenous wisdom traditions including 'Dadirri', NT Daly River (deep listening).
Gamarada emerged out of recognition of the necessity for more specialist programs to address the needs of groups at risk of suicide or self harm, family violence, violence against women, incarceration, addictions, community members at risk of marginalisation and homelessness.
Gamarada means 'comrades or friends' in the Gadigal (Sydney) language. The name came from Uncle Shane Phillips (Bidjigal elder) in 2007.
"Healing is a spiritual process that includes therapeutic
change and cultural renewal." (2008 Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner's Social Justice Report)
Traditional Indigenous healing methods
form the core of the program with some Eastern and Western
influences. Throughout the program there is also an emphasis
on practical techniques including stress and anger
management and the promotion of life skills.
a grass roots program driven by goodwill. The principles of
the program are age old. It's about respect for self,
promoting cultures and taking responsibility for our
Ken Zulumovski, Gamarada Leader
Gamarada promotes community ownership and sharing of the programs.
Gamarada promotes social inclusion, it creates a positve space for transformation and growth
by equiping participants with life skills to empower themselves and use their strengths to support their family and community.
By empowering individuals we hope they will use their
knowledge to empower others.
To see Gamarada in action please watch short
or check out our YOUTUBE page
for more videos.
Gamarada Healing and Leadership Program
Join us every MONDAY night (except on public holidays)
Location : Redfern Community Centre
29-53 Hugo St, Redfern NSW 2016
Time : 6:15pm till 8pm
This space is generously supported by the Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore.
Please email Ken Zulumovski (
for further information.