Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation

KBHAC Social and Emotional Wellbeing Service

1We need healing and health because we are getting older now…
The healing will go on till the day I die. It will not go away. It is still there.
Healing leads to an open mind and makes you open to try new things.
Need to tell my life story to free myself.

Interviews with KBH men that informed the development of the KBHAC strategic plan (KBHAC 2008: 15).

The KBHAC Social and Emotional Wellbeing Service is a service model specific to the men who went through Kinchela Boys Home and their families. This service walks with the KBH men and their families on their personal and collective journeys to address issues of grief, loss and trauma resulting from their removal as children from their families and communities. The KBHAC Social and Emotional Wellbeing Service also works with the family members of the men who went through KBH to assist them with addressing the impact their family member’s experiences at KBH have had on their lives and any other issues they may be struggling with.

Our key priority is to address the social, emotional and cultural wellbeing of the KBH men and their families and to assist in addressing the trauma that continues to adversely affect the KBH men and their families. The KBHAC Social and Emotional Wellbeing service is available to all former KBH survivors and their family members who wish to utilize this service.

For more information about the KBHAC Social and Emotional Wellbeing Service please contact us:

T: (02) 9051 1690
E: office@kinchelaboyshome.org.au

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