Ngullina (Our) Wellness Initiative
To the Indigenous community, life is about balance of the mind, physical, spiritual, and emotional elements. As a result, holistically approaching wellness is considered key to the development of connection, culture, community, and identity. This approach has been gifted ancestrally to help cultivate a strengthened wellbeing.
With this framework in mind, the Ngullina Wellness Initiative was created. Ngullina is a Wellness Initiative developed to enhance the mind, body, spirit of the Bond University Student community.
Each program hopes to support students with strengthening their identity, connection to culture, social, emotional, and physical wellbeing.
The four programs involve:
- Cooking Classes - to encourage students to develop healthy eating
- Walking Group - to support with connection to land, healing, and building mindfulness
- Visual Arts Program - Connecting with inner creative expression
- Community Alliance - Brotherhood & Sisterhood Alliance community groups, mentoring of the students through (Aunties & Uncles- ‘wisdom holders’) (Brothers & Sisters- ‘knowledge seekers’)
The word Ngullina means ‘ours’. As a result of this, the initiative was designed to support students in building the appropriate skills to take care of their wellbeing beyond their Bond journey.