Program update!

Dear Community and Friends of Mullum,

We hope everyone is having an eventful start to the year as we have! Our February community lunch was a huge success and our March community lunch was an even greater success with moving performances by Yeng Gali Mullum and Ash Dargan. As our usual community lunch falls on the Easter break, there will be no lunch in April. We hope to see you all at the next community lunch on the 3rd of May.

In the meantime, our Calendar is busy with lots of exciting programs. Please see our calendar of events and flyers at https://www.mmigp.org.au/calendar_of_events, and read below to see what we have on offer. For regular updates and reminders follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MullumMullum if you haven’t already!

New programs & events:

Mullum Community Camp!
We are excited to announce that registrations for our Community Camp are now open! Registrations are vital to ensure that we are also keeping within COVID safe guidelines and numbers.  This will be held at YMCA Recreation camp in Mt. Evelyn between Thursday the 15th of April to Sunday the 18th of April 2021. Registrations close midnight Wednesday 7th of April. 
Please see the flyer below for more information.

Return of Food Bank as the ‘Mullum Pantry’
Our Foodbank launched yesterday as ‘Mullum Pantry’. Our valued food bank recipients are resuming their food hamper pick-up from 47 Patterson St, Ringwood East. This will be open every Wednesday going forward between 11am and 3 pm
If you are interested in registering or referring a community member, please contact our Foodbank Coordinator, Steve Beeby on 0400 663 670 or eapw@mmigp.com.au
Please note the Pantry operates on a ticket system and all recipients need to bring in their own shopping bags (but if you do forget – we will have one for you).

Deadly Deaf Program starting Thursday 18th March 2021
The Deadly Deaf program offers Community members, their families, friends and carers an opportunity to learn AUSLAN! The Deadly Deaf Program commenced today and will be hosted fortnightly thereafter. Our next session is on the 1st of April 2021 between 10am-1pm. This program is being facilitated by Jody Barney from Deaf Indigenous Community Consultancy.
If you would like more information on this program please contact our Health Coordinator, Kelsey on health@mmigp.com.au or call us on (03) 9725 2166.

Mullum Community Movie Day 25th March 2021
You are welcome to join us at our Gathering Place for movies and short films between 10:30am-2:30pm on Thursday the 25th of March2021.  RSVPs do apply.
Please see flyer below for more info or get in touch with eapw@mmigp.com.au

Water Aerobics class 30th March 2021
We are hosting a water aerobics class at Aquanation on the 30th March 2021. We will be meeting at 11AM at the Gathering place for an 11:30AM start at Aquanation in Ringwood. The session is for all fitness levels, and aimed to be a gentler exercise.
Spaces are limited, please RSVP to Lisa (0437 955 049) or Marc (0417 280 791) or email accessandsupport@mmigp.com.au

Regular programs:

For all community:

Access & Support Services
Our access & support worker supports and links community members with a variety of services, including aged and disability (personal care, shopping, cooking, cleaning, social support, transport etc), healthcare (including organising and attending appointments), legal services, housing and welfare.

This service is available to people over 50 looking to access support services and those under 50 living with any impairments, disabilities or are having difficulties at home. Please get in touch for a confidential, non-judgemental yarn about your needs.
Please see our flyer below or contact Lisa on accessandsupport@mmigp.com.au or 0437 955 049

Community Walking Fit Group
The next community walking fit group will be held on Monday the 22nd of March 2021 from 4pm-6pm. The following session will be held on the 12th of April and weekly after. This is a great chance to get in some light exercise, explore local scenery, have a deadly yarn followed by a light feed.
For further information and to register your interest please contact Chris Hume on 0476 853 467 or mensworker@mmigp.com.au

Osteopath Clinic
Come visit our Osteo students at The Osteopath clinic at Mullum. The clinic runs weekly on Wednesdays from 10am to 2pm.
If you would like more information on this program please contact our Health Coordinator, Kelsey on health@mmigp.com.au or call us on (03) 9725 2166.

Planned Activity Group (PAG) (Elders, Over 50s and under 50s with impairments)
Our PAG meet regularly for a variety of fun social activities and outings a few times every month! Our PAG explore different activities such as Didarri Healing Workshops, Tai Chi and outings. We always have a yarn over a good feed.
If you are keen to get involved or learn more about our activities please contact Marc on 0417 280 791 or on elderspag@mmigp.com.au or see the PAG calendar on our website.

For women:

Indigenous Women’s Yarning Circle
Held every Monday from 10am to 12pm. This is an opportunity to come together, share your stories, express your ideas and connect in a sacred and safe environment. There is a guest speaker monthly with our most recent focus being financial counselling and budgeting!
For any enquiries please contact Kelsey at health@mmigp.com.au or call us on 03 9725 2166

For men:

Men’s Group
The Men’s Group runs weekly on Thursdays from 5pm to 7pm. Come along and join us for a yarn, meet new people and learn about culture and men’s health.
The Men’s group also networks with other groups fortnightly on Tuesdays from 9am to 2pm. The next men’s networking group is on the 22nd of March 2021.
For further information and to register your interest please contact Chris Hume on 0476 853 467 or mensworker@mmigp.com.au

Ochre program
We have men’s shed and various programs centred around standing up against family violence, supporting healthy relationships and mental health.
Please contact eapw@mmigp.com.au for more information.

Woodwork
Come along every Friday from 9am-12pm to our woodwork shop and develop your Woodwork skills, Tool skills and an opportunity to make cultural items.
For further information and to register your interest please contact Chris Hume on 0476 853 467 or mensworker@mmigp.com.au

For youth:

Youth Cultural Support Group
Come and join us every 2nd Wednesday for fortnightly cultural youth group, open for primary and high school aged youth. These sessions are for youth to connect with other Koori kids, learn about culture and generally have fun.
Our next session is on the 31st of March 2021. Please note it is essential to book your child’s spot via youthworker@mmigp.com.au with child’s name and age. 

Teens Support Yarning Hour
Join us every 2nd Wednesday for a teens only hour of power connection between 4pm and 5pm. This is where high schoolers can connect with other Koorie kids in the Eastern Region, yarn and bring up any issues they want support with.
Our next session is on the 24th of March 2021. Please note it is essential to book your child’s spot via youthworker@mmigp.com.au with child’s name and age. 

Holiday Programs
Save the date for Tuesday the 6th of April, Thursday the 8th of April, Tuesday the 13th of April and Thursday the 15th of April. More information to follow soon!

We hope to see all your lovely faces at our programs!

Warm regards,
The team at MMIGP

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