Join us to celebrate NAIDOC Week

This Sunday is the beginning of NAIDOC Week (3-10 July). NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for us to come together and pay respect to culture, language, and Country, and to recognise and celebrate the achievements of all First Nations people. It’s also a time for Aboriginal people to connect with each other and to celebrate their culture. 

The theme this year is “Get up! Stand up! Show up!” which speaks to the continued strength and resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the proud history of the communities who have fought to make change. 

Find out how you can get involved during NAIDOC Week 

Come to the Employee Forum

In the spirit of NAIDOC Week, we’ll be talking to some of our First Nations employees from across Monash Health and celebrating their integral contribution to our health service.  

Date and time: Tuesday 5 July, 2pm
Location: Webex

Take Heart: Deadly Heart

Join us for a special screening of the documentary Take Heart: Deadly Heart. The documentary follows the Take Heart campaign, designed to eliminate Rheumatic Heart Disease. You can watch the trailer here. 

Dr Ari Horton, a Monash Health Paediatric Cardiologist who features in the film, will be at our screening of Take Heart: Deadly Heart to discuss and provide some insight into the campaign to end RHD. 

Date and time: Thursday 7 July, 6pm
Location: Lecture Theatre 1, Monash Medical Centre, Clayton

More information and how to book your free tickets to be provided shortly. 

Keep an eye on iNews

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people form an integral part of Monash Health. Each day during NAIDOC Week, we’ll showcase some of our First Nations healthcare workers from across the organisation and publish their stories here. 

Make NAIDOC Week your Teams background

Show your support in all your Teams meetings by making the NAIDOC Week tile your background. Simply download this image below, and set it as your background in Teams. 

Storytelling in the Starlight Studio

Jaeden Williams, a proud Yalukit Willam man of the Boonwurrung, will be hosting several sessions through NAIDOC Week broadcasting from the Starlight Studio. The sessions will introduce children to local language, dreamtime stories and guided visualisations and meditations.  

Get involved in your community

Events for NAIDOC Week take place across Australia, and a great way to get in touch with your community is to attend.


To learn more about NAIDOC,  visit the National NAIDOC Week website.   


Approved by Julia Oxley, General Manager, Monash Health Community

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