Healing strategy

The Department of Child Safety, Seniors and Disability Services and the Queensland Mental Health Commission have partnered to lead the development of the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Strategy (2020–2040), Leading healing our way (PDF, 5.6 MB)Pillars of Healing (PDF, 1.5 MB) and accompanying research report, Keeping spirit strong (PDF, 4.6 MB).

The Healing Foundation were engaged to develop Leading healing our way through a co-design process with over 400 people from across Queensland. This included Stolen Generations survivors, Elders, young people, families, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community controlled organisations and Queensland Government staff, including Indigenous and non-Indigenous frontline workers. A process overseen by the Queensland First Children and Families Board.

Leading healing our way aims to address the intergenerational impacts of trauma experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as a result of violence, abuse, grief and loss, dislocation from country, family, and community and loss of culture.

Leading healing our way and Keeping spirit strong will also be used to inform Queensland Government Treaty Readiness planning as it relates to truth-telling and healing.