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Who we are and what we do

Yamurrah is a self determined, independent Collective of experienced and compassionate First Nations professionals committed to social justice, human rights, anti-racism, safety, healing and wellbeing.
One of our core beliefs is that culture and connection have the power to elevate people culturally, spiritually, physically, psychologically and socially.

With a strong commitment to innovation and creative approaches, Yamurrah offers a diverse range of services designed to cater to your unique needs. Our Collective is well-versed in various modalities, ensuring that we can provide the most effective and personalised support for our clients.
We take pride in upholding a set of ethical standards that guide our practice. Confidentiality is of utmost importance, ensuring that your privacy is respected and protected throughout your interactions with us. Cultural humility and safety is ingrained in everything we do, recognising and honouring the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our clients.

As professionals, we uphold the highest standards of quality in our service delivery, ensuring that you receive the best care possible. Our dedication to professionalism means that you can trust in our expertise and competence.
Yamurrah is committed to social justice, advocating for fairness, inclusivity, and equality for all individuals and communities. Lastly, we understand the importance of flexibility in tailoring our services to meet your specific needs and circumstances. We place great significance on our relationship with you and we are committed to being your dedicated partner on this journey.

Our Values –Knowing, Being and Doing = Heads, Hearts and Hands

Our ways of knowing, being and doing are informed by our values which include:


At the heart of our ways of knowing, doing and being, lies a profound emphasis on connection. Our approach to recovery revolves around nurturing and fostering connections and re-connections with country, kinships, relationships, and culture. We believe that these bonds are instrumental in the healing and growth of individuals and communities, leading to a more holistic and empowering journey towards wellbeing.


Integrity is the cornerstone of our practice, and we remain steadfast in upholding our values with unwavering ethics. Our commitment to follow through on our promises extends to both our professional and cultural integrity. You can trust that we are dedicated to maintaining the highest standards, ensuring that our actions align with our beliefs and principles, and fostering an environment of trust and respect in all our interactions.


Empowerment lies at the core of our ethos, both for individuals and communities as a whole. Our staunch commitment is to foster strength, autonomy, and self-determination, ensuring that everyone we serve is empowered to thrive. We firmly reject any notion of disempowerment, striving to create an environment where all can flourish, with their voices heard and their potential realised.

Social Justice

Social justice is fundamental of our ways of knowing, doing and being. We know that racism, oppression, and discrimination have devastating impacts on us all. With a solid commitment, we work tirelessly to address and dismantle injustice and centre sovereign voices. We strive for a world where every individual is treated with dignity and respect where everyone has equal value. Together, we advocate for positive and meaningful change, fostering a more just and inclusive society.


At Yamurrah, humility guides us as we embark on a perpetual learning journey. We deeply value your sacred stories, treating them with utmost respect and safeguarding their confidentiality with the highest regard. Our commitment to humility ensures that we approach every interaction with an open heart and mind, allowing us to learn from each experience and serve you better with genuine compassion and understanding.


At Yamurrah, safety stands as a paramount value in everything we do. We recognise that safety is not merely a physical concept but an all-encompassing state of well-being. We are dedicated to providing a safe and supportive environment for our clients, Collective, and communities that we work with. Our approach centres on ensuring emotional, psychological, systemic and cultural safety, where people feel heard, respected, and empowered. We uphold the highest standards of confidentiality and privacy, ensuring that trust and comfort are nurtured throughout our connections.

About the Collective

Yamurrah is a collective unlike any that operates across Australia. We are focused on empowering and uplifting our communities, and those who may be working in the space of trauma, justice, health and education.

Collectively, we have many skills and years of experience – we do this work in solidarity and the spirit of a community of care and consciousness. We work with professional and cultural ethics and value. We are interested in truth-telling, justice and healing.

We work in co-creative and collaorative ways – we will develop reciprocal relationships with you. We know that this is important. We will listen and respond. We do everything with care.

Rowena Lawrie

Dr Mareese Terare

Associate Professor Dr Carmen Parter

Sigrid Herring

Yatungka Gordon

Jennifer Stephensen

Brandy Murphy

Samantha Ivancsik

Renee Dwyer

Michelle Cutmore

Andrew Anderson

Locky Bygrave

Linda Sainsbury

Kowana Welsh

Marlene Lauw

Holly Ballingall

Jennah Dungay

Alex Christian

Elizabeth (Lizzy) Keys

Aunty Jacqui Jarrett

Tiffany Sithideth

Dr Elizabeth Dale

Jindara McGee

Michele Laurie

Dixie Link-Gordon


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