Mental Health Australia Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan

What is a Reconciliation Action Plan?

“The Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) program provides a framework for organisations to support the national reconciliation movement. A RAP is a strategic document that supports an organisation’s business plan. It includes practical actions that will drive an organisation’s contribution to reconciliation both internally and in the communities in which it operates. The RAP Program contributes to advancing the five dimensions of reconciliation by supporting organisations to develop respectful relationships and create meaningful opportunities with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Each of the four RAP types (Reflect, Innovate, Stretch, Elevate) set out the minimum elements required from your organisation to build strong relationships, respect and opportunities within your organisation and community.”

- Reconciliation Australia

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Mental Health Australia is committed to reconciliation in Australia.

We believe that together we can achieve a reconciled, just and equitable country.

We are committed to turning our good intentions into real actions and rising to the challenge of reconciling Australia. Our past Reflect Reconciliation Action Plans (RAP) outline our approach to create meaningful relationships, enhance respect and promote sustainable opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians within our organisation and beyond.

In developing our Reflect RAPs, our organisation commits to completing actions that will ensure we are well positioned to implement effective and mutually beneficial initiatives as part of a future RAP. Our future RAPs will identify relationships, respect and opportunities specific to our business and our sphere of influence.

Through our Reflect RAP, Mental Health Australia will focus on building relationships both internally and externally, and raising awareness with our stakeholders to ensure there is shared understanding and ownership of the principles of reconciliation. Development of our future RAP will involve consultation with staff across our organisation and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders, to achieve our vision for reconciliation.

Mental Health Australia is currently in the process of developing our Reconciliation Action Plan for 2020, and will publish it here in due course.

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