Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation
Doing Good Work with Families
Waltja is a community based organisation that works with families from Central Desert Indigenous communities to address major issues affecting their communities. Waltja’s work focuses on addressing the many gaps in service delivery for children, youth, elders and people with disabilities in the remote communities of Central Australia.
The Waltja Way
Our board of directors are all Indigenous women leaders from remote communities and they steer the organisation’s direction according to a set of Indigenous principles they have named ‘The Waltja Way’.
Cultural and Community Planning
Coronavirus (Covid 19)
The ‘No Shame in Getting Help’ animation addresses the stigma and shame that exists for many community members in seeking help for mental health challenges. It reminds us that we all have sad thinking sometimes but if we’re sad for too long we need to get help. This animation was developed by MHACA, co-designed with Central Australian Aboriginal Congress and funded by the NT Primary Health Network.
The ‘No Shame in Getting Help’ animation compliments a series of short videos that MHACA has produced to increase mental health literacy and encourage help seeking for Aboriginal community members in the Northern Territory. The Feeling Sad or Worried? animation encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members to reach out if they are experiencing mental health difficulties, provides a listing of 24 hour support phone lines and organisations that can provide support.
Where we work
Waltja has a base in Alice Springs and works with remote Central Australian Aboriginal communities. We also have an Art Store so please come visit! Our service area covers:
- 900,000 square kilometres
- 13,000 people
- 9 different languages
Alice Springs Headquarters – 3 Ghan Road, Alice Springs
Community members travel to Alice Springs for a number of reasons including visiting family, shopping, health and financial services. Waltja has a team of dedicated employees who are based in our HQ, with most of our staff travelling to remote communities 3-4 days per week to deliver programs.
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