Phoebe Sanders - The Wollotuka Institute

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Today on Wellbeing we are talking with Phoebe Sanders, a student counsellor at The University of Newcastle's Wollotuka Institute. The Wollotuka Institute supports indigenous students with academic, cultural and emotional well-being needs in a culturally safe way. Phoebe describes herself as an Indigenous ally who lives, works and plays on Awabakal and Worimi country. 

In this episode Phoebe talks about her role at The Wollotuka Institute, the support that Wollotuka provides, its importance to the university journey for indigenous students, innovative programs it has available to indigenous students, some of the mental health journeys she sees in indigenous students as a student counsellor, and how she would like to see universities all over Australia embrace similar models to The Wollotuka Institute.

"Having a culturally safe space for our students is really important. Many students may not have felt comfortable going to the main student counselling service, so The Wollotuka Institute is a culturally safe space."  -- Phoebe Sanders on this episode of Wellbeing 

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Hosted and Produced by Jack Hodgins
Wellbeing website: https://www.2nurfm.com.au/wellbeing

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