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Men's Yarning Space launched in Warruwi

13 July 2023

West Arnhem Regional Council officially launched the Men’s Yarning Space program on Thursday, 6 July.
The impact this program has already had on the community is incredible!
Wellbeing Services Coordinator Geri Narul said the program is about building relationships with our young people.
“There is a disconnect between us and our Elders. It is very important that I have had the opportunity to implement a program for our our men in general to create a safe space for them.” 
“Each week we will choose a topic and start conversations around them, we are not experts but we are here to listen to everyone. The Elders and I have decided to start the conversation around creating something similar for our women.”
One of the male participants said, “I can’t wait for next Thursday, I am really happy for all the men in Warruwi.” 
The Men’s Yarning Space was launched with YSR, BRACS with a blessing by the Warruwi Church as the community welcomes something new for the men in Warruwi. 
Senior Traditional Owner Jenny Inmulugulu opened the launch with a prayer before the actual opening took place, and a very big thank you to Community Safety Officer Rupert Manmarulu for the cultural entertainment and for his great speech about the program and how it will benefit the community. 
Jenny Inmulugulu said, “It has been a long time coming and we are glad we have identified the challenges we face daily in Warruwi with our young fellas and I think this program will bring us together.”
Thanks to Damien Narul (YSR Officer) and Peter Nangartpu Gwadbu (BRACS) for assisting and also a very BIG thank you to @13YARN for the merchandise. 
13YARN (13 92 76) is a crisis support line for Indigenous people who are in crisis.
If you have any questions, please chat to Geri Narul at West Arnhem Regional Council. See you all next Thursday at 5.30pm.