Last Wednesday around 80 people gathered at the Settler’s Common in Bedfordale to share a meal, enjoy some live music, and yarn about health.
The annual event was hosted by Marmun Mia-Mia which has supported the health of Aboriginal men, young and old, since its inception in 2009.
Attendees were able to have a casual chat with representatives from 10 different service providers.
Teams from Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service, East Metro Health Service, Richmond Wellbeing, Headspace Armadale, Hope Community Services, South East FDV Healing Service, Yorgum Healing Service, Neami National and 54 Reasons joined the event, which is in its second year.
There was a traditional dance performance from students of a local school, live country music from Ian Simpson and plenty of giveaways on the day.
Marmun Mia-Mia Family Health Day organiser Tyrone Hansen said the free event had been a great success and he was excited to continue it in the future.
“It was exactly what we aimed to achieve – an intimate, laid-back community event where people could learn more about health and the services that are available to them in this community,” he said.
Marmun Mia-Mia also hosts on-country bush walks throughout the year, and events which aim to connect local youth to culture.
They are currently supporting the return of Nightfields Armadale with a drop-off service for any attending young people to get home safely.