Goals & Vision

Our Vision

Aboriginal women and (their) families leading and living self-determined futures.

Our Purpose

Waminda is an Aboriginal women-led community controlled health organisation that:

  • Is at the forefront of truth telling about Australia’s colonial history and leading work on decolonisation because we know it is necessary to challenge and dismantle colonial systems of oppression and racism to create real change.
  • Promotes the social and political determinants of health and engages in purposeful acts of resistance to raise the health, wellbeing and spiritual status of Aboriginal women and their families in South East NSW.
  • Returns Aboriginal voices to their rightful place, and ensures Aboriginal people are respected and treated with dignity by all.
  • Strives for safe cultural spaces and equitable access to opportunities and resources to ensure Aboriginal women and families thrive.

Waminda aims to support Aboriginal women and their families to be strong, independent, prosperous, powerful, and self-determining. We provide holistic services across the life span for Aboriginal women and their families within our model of care.

Our Values

Culture – We are grounded in cultural practices – Aboriginal ways of knowing, being and doing and privileging Aboriginal voices

Respect – We respect Elders as leaders and knowledge holders and all those we work with and for

Boldness – We create cultural spaces and disrupt systems of oppression and racism with courage

Accountability – We are accountable and transparent to our communities and families

Collaboration – We work together for community cohesion and well-being in the spirit of lateral kindness

Leadership – We lead by honouring our ancestors and continuing the fight, privileging Aboriginal leadership, and demonstrating the above values

Guiding Principles

Waminda exists to:

  • Recognise and challenge the historical and present-day impacts of trans-generational trauma and colonising practices such as racism on the lives of Aboriginal women and their families.
  • Honour the fight and resistance of our ancestors and elders by continuing in their footsteps.
  • Understand that Aboriginal identity, culture, and self-determination are central to the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal families while walking in two worlds.
  • Create culturally grounded safe, healing places, environments and practices that are inclusive, value each woman’s contribution, and embrace an atmosphere of sharing and caring.
  • Ensure we remain community driven and led by local Aboriginal women from our community.
  • Provide a holistic, approach to social and emotional health and wellbeing across the life cycle
  • Embed our Model of Care; the Balaang Healing Framework; “Wiyanga Yanaga”-our Cultural Framework; “Yuna Yiliga” -Staff Wellbeing Framework and all related guiding frameworks in everything we do.

Prevent The Spread

Please click here to find out more information about COVID-19 and how it has affected Waminda services. Please self-isolate if you have any symptoms of COVID-19, including a sore throat, coughing or sneezing, or flu-like symptoms. Call our reception to make a telehealth appointment with one of our doctors.

Our practice has an appointment booking system for all consultations, we can accommodate walk in consultations with the clinical team, but it is encouraged to make a booked appointment. On arrival you will be triaged by an Aboriginal health worker prior to seeing the Doctor. If you are unable to attend face to face due to symptoms, we have the option of a telehealth appointment.