National Reconciliation Week webinar: developing a Reconciliation Action Plan in the AOD space

1 June 2023
11:00am – 12:00pm
Zoom, Online,

Join NADA for a National Reconciliation Week webinar, which is aimed at assisting organisations and individuals with the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) development process in the AOD space. Panellists will respond to popular questions asked around this process, to help demystify RAP development work.

‘Be a voice for generations’ is the theme of National Reconciliation Week 2023. Reconciliation Australia explains, ‘Be a Voice for Generations encourages all Australians to be a voice for reconciliation in tangible ways in our everyday lives – where we live, work and socialise’ (Reconciliation Australia 2023). This webinar is one tangible, everyday way that panellists are working to support reconciliation efforts in alcohol and other drugs workplaces.

Elke Wooderson, Redress Support Program Counsellor, The Buttery, will moderate the panel. 

Panellists include:

-Raechel Wallace, Aboriginal Program Manager, NADA
-Hannah Gillard, Project Coordinator, NADA
-Naif-Jamie Martin (Mental Health Peer Worker, ACON)

Panel participants work at NADA or NADA member services. The NADA Innovate RAP will be released in August/September 2023. 

Register for the webinar here
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 


Naif-Jamie Martin (she/they) is a Suicide Prevention Peer Specialist, a queer trans woman, and a descendant of the Wiradjuri people. In her role as peer worker at ACON, she is an advocate at for her indigenous and LGBTQI+ communities, she uses her experiences of complex trauma, personality vulnerabilities, neuro divergency, substance use, overdose and recovery, collaborate with other peers experiencing systemic discrimination in mental health and AOD. NJ sees peer work as an essential it as tool we can use to flatten the power within these structures, as it helps us all find ways to reframe the negative stereotypes on distress and anger as hope and positive friction. On top of her living expertise in navigating and surviving the clinical system, she loves to be in the outside, in the water, or connecting with other outsiders in the community through her music.


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