Beyond Blue acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land on which our Head Office is based, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and extend our respect to all Elders and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across Australia.
Last week on National Close The Gap Day, Beyond Blue launch a new Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).
A RAP program provides a framework for organisations to be inclusive in their work and contribute to national reconciliation.
The Beyond Blue RAP supports us to collaborate and share knowledge, skills and expertise to build strong relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities and assists us to create a culturally safe organisation.
Beyond Blue's Innovate RAP 2018-2020 will:
- guide our programs, services and partnerships, allowing us to work more effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, families and communities
- ensure that we can plan and organise our work to promote deep and powerful change in our Beyond Blue community to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to achieve their best possible social and emotional wellbeing
- support our journey to learn more about the world’s oldest continuing culture and develop new relationships and partnerships
- connect and integrate with Beyond Blue's existing internal strategies, frameworks and policies.
Key initiatives of our RAP include supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment and retention, enhancing procurement opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses and building representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across all levels of Beyond Blue program delivery.
Beyond Blue will provide regular updates on the progress of our Innovate RAP 2018-2020 implementation.
Click here to find out more about our new RAP