This Reconciliation Week, Red Nose is proud to be working towards three new brochures to help promote safe practices within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
To produce these resources, Red Nose collaborated with renowned and award-winning photographer Prof Wayne Quilliam, the Yorta Yorta community including the Berrimba Childcare Centre and families from the area.
These brochures have been adapted from existing resources but we have worked closely with community to ensure the messaging is culturally appropriate and effective.
The brochures are:
- Tummy Time
- Cot to Bed
- Safe Wrapping
The new brochures will be an addition to our Safer Sleep for Bubs brochure which was released last year.
Reconciliation Week will be held from 27 May to 3 June.
These re-designed brochures have been created with consultation with community led by our Advocacy Projects Specialist – Skye Stewart.
“This year’s theme for Reconciliation week is Be a Voice for Generations. As a proud Wergaia and Wemba Wemba midwife, this means supporting and working with First Nations generations before, with and after me keep bub safe. We all want our bubs to be safe and strong and working together in trust and care is key. These brochures are the perfect example of what is possible when we work together.”
Red Nose CEO Keren Ludski said
“We know with the best intentions at heart that we can always do better.
We are excited to be working with more First Nations community members and to have these new resources available so we can help more families ensure they keep their bubs safe. First Nations families are sadly over-represented in the loss statistics and we need to help close this gap.”
Last Reconciliation Week we moved into the Innovate phase of our Reconciliation Action Plan. We continue the work within this space as we gain a deeper understanding of our influence to make change and develop further opportunities within our services to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and their bubs.