Halls Creek Smarter than Smoking Deadly Diva Day

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On Wednesday 6th September, 34 young women aged 12-17 from Halls Creek District High School participated in Garnduwa’s Smarter than Smoking Deadly Diva Day at the Halls Creek Civic Hall.

Like all Deadly Diva Days held across the whole of the Kimberley, we want to provide the young women of the area with good information that they can use to help them lead a health and positive life. Many services in the area can help them do this, so we invited some of them to come along and interact in a fun informative way.  There were 4 sessions conducted and the girls all did a great job at participating and getting the most out of each one.

They learnt the art of hand massage with natural products as a way of connecting and yarning to people about what matters. The girls were educated on the effects of alcohol on the body and informed about sexual health. They yarned with the Yuri Yangi ladies about who they can turn to when things get tough and who can help them. Lastly they celebrated the clean air that they have and were taught what can happen if they damage that clean air by smoking.

A massive thank you must go to the service providers that ran sessions. Without them, days like this just don’t happen; Kimberley Mental Health and Drug Services, OVAHS FASD and TIS programs, and Yuri Yangi Aboriginal Medical Service.  

Congratulations to all the Deadly Diva’s that came along, especially those that won the adapted basketball game at the end! We hope you enjoyed the Health & Wellness bags you took home packed with goodies for the whole family.

See you next year you Deadly Divas!