Guest Speaker – Lorraine Pryor
Programme for the night:
7.00pm – 7.20pm – Buddhist Chanting
7.30pm – 8.00pm – Guided Meditation
8.00pm – 9.00pm – Talk: Voice for Hope
All are welcome!
Lorraine Pryor is a proud Whadjuk Ballardong Nyoongar lady. She is currently working in the mining industry with BHP as an ambassador for Uluru Statement of the Heart. She is passionate about mental health being an ambassador for RUok as well as completing Certificate IV in Mental Health. She has received the Excellence Award for Community Services from the Health and Education Training Council WA and recently received the WAIO indigenous employee of the year.
Lorraine is also the founder of Voice of Hope, a program designed to inspire and mentor at risk Indigenous women. She uses her own powerful story as a survivor of domestic violence, to encourage others to get help, break the cycle and reduce the incidence of domestic violence in the community.
“I want to be the change, I want to be the voice. Through lived experiences I see the gap in the justice system. Incarcerated Aboriginal women are more likely to suffer from Mental Health Issues and substance abuse. We need more cultural healing programs in prison. I have been lucky to be a guest speaker in two prisons already, educating my sisters, putting strategies into place with cultural healing and taking them on my journey of breaking recidivism and addiction.”
The full rains retreat program can be found here.
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