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Gamarada Indigenous Healing & Life Training - Community Empowerment

Gamarada, 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.  


"Gamarada is 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 actions"

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 clip below :


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 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. www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au


Please email Ken Zulumovski ( ken.z@gamarada.org.au ) for further information.