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Aboriginal Women Create Mindfulness App in Language

December 18, 2018 5 minutes read General News
Aboriginal Women Create Mindfulness App in Language

Central Australia's Womens's Council have teamed up with the producers behind mindfulness app Smiling Mind and have recorded meditations in Kriol, Ngaanyatjarra and Pitjantjiatjara languages. The aim is to help combat mental health and trauma issues in Aboriginal communities, particularly among young people.

"This is for them, our families, to learn about all of these things that will help them look after themselves and keep them healthy in body and mind," the council's Nyumiti Burton said through an interpreter.

"We made this for our children, so their thinking could become clearer."

The meditations have already been downloaded thousands of times and are also being trialled in schools across the APY lands in remote South Australia.

For more information read the article on ABC news HERE

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