Hayden is a descendant of the Ngarabal and Gumbaynggirr people. He has a strong passion for young Aboriginal men's health that stems from his father who has worked in the health industry for many years as an Aboriginal mental health worker. Through him and during high school he has learnt the not-so-favourable statistics of the health of Aboriginal men compared to non-Aboriginal men throughout this country. It is these statistics that inspires him to do his best to improve the lives of young Aboriginal men and their families. In his new role as a Support Worker in the Bowraville Strong Families program he is here to support you and your families with identifying strengths, skills and passions - whatever they may be.
Plans are in place to create a local men's group, and the recent birth of his new son has provided an incentive for him to create a Young Fathers group which aims to assist and educate young, or expecting, fathers about the stresses and excitements that come with fatherhood.
Sasha is a Gumbaynggirri woman. She's always wanted to give back to the community. A strong passion of hers is to help Aboriginal women & young girls with their education & self worth. She comes from a strong line of women who inspire her every day. Her Grandmother is a respected elder in the Bowraville community, who works as an Aboriginal aide at Bowraville Central School - they call her Aunty Sandra and she also does the Welcome to Country speech. Sasha attends the craft women’s group on the Bowraville Mish every Friday. If anyone would like a yarn please don’t hesitate to ask. She's happy to listen and help with the resources she has.