Our Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)
Flourish by Kirsten Gray
At Lifeline Macarthur and Western Sydney, we are committed to supporting reconciliation through all our actions. As individuals who demonstrate our ICARE values - integrity, compassion, aspiration, respect and empathy and, as an organisation, committed to continuing to learn, listen and work toward meaningful change and greater quality and inclusion for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Our Reflect RAP focuses on four key areas:
In delivering our purpose to empower and support individuals and communities to be resilient and suicide safe, we must understand different perspectives and work in collaboration with community groups. Building strong and meaningful relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities is important to Lifeline Macarthur and Western Sydney, as we look to improve social and emotional wellbeing and work toward our vision of an Australia free of suicide.
We understand that respect is central to developing relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians. We aim to do this by building our knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, histories and practices through cultural learning and by observing cultural protocols.
At Lifeline Macarthur and Western Sydney, we are actively working toward improving employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within our organisation and looking to remove any possible barriers to recruitment, retention and professional development. We also look to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses and organisations where possible.
We will deliver our ongoing RAP commitment through best practice governance and ensure actions are incorporated into organisational processes where relevant. We will track and measure our RAP performance and work with Reconciliation Australia to deliver independent oversight of our RAP progress.
To learn more about our RAP and the above artwork, download our RAP document.