Community Workshops

The Mayi Kuwayu survey questions have been developed and tested through a series of focus groups held around the country. Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and local community organisations have hosted 21 focus groups which have been held in communities across Australia. Some organisations have hosted focus groups on multiple occasions due to strong community interest.

Our research team asked members of local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia to talk about what culture and wellbeing is for them. People tested the survey questions and gave feedback which has helped to shape the final questions which will be used in the national survey.

Mayi Kuwayu staff and focus group participants

The community organisation's role was to:

  • Invite people to attend the workshop
  • Organise two hour workshops in their community
  • Co-facilitate the workshop (where required)

  • Focus Groups to date: Hosts

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student Centre, James Cook University, QLD
  • Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service (AWAHS), NSW
  • Central Land Council, NT
  • Cowra Information and Neighborhood Centre, NSW
  • South West Aboriginal Medical Service, WA
  • TI Deadly Runners, Torres Strait
  • Tangentyere Women's Council, NT
  • Ulladulla Local Aboriginal Land Council, NSW
  • Palngun Wurnangat Aboriginal Corporation, NT
  • Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Law and Culture, SA
  • Yarkuwa Knowledge Centre, NSW
  • Tasmanian Aboriginal Corporation (TAC), TAS