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Diana Murphy

Moorundi Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service Inc

Diana is a mental health nurse with extensive experience working in the rural and remote Communities of South Australia, with a focus on Community Development principles. She is passionate about the use of various art mediums in a health setting, and was the joint recipient of the Dr Margaret Tobin Award with the Dunjiba Community in 2005, and a finalist with the Social and Emotional Wellbeing team at Pika Wiya Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service in 2012. In her current role as Social and Emotional Wellbeing Coordinator for Moorundi Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service she is working with Community Elders to reinvigorate the Ngarrindjeri Language, to highlight the causal link between disconnection from Culture and chronic ill health. As a grandmother of three she is also passionate about leaving a Legacy grounded in Culture in this rapidly changing world of technological advances. She is co-presenting with some of the, "Deadly Nannas" who created their CD of lullabies in Language with two message songs in English. Singing to infants in any Language creates the neural pathways to learning and resilience - something Mothers and Grandmothers have known for eons.  



Presentations by Diana Murphy
Language for Life from the 'Deadly Nannas'
Language for Life from the 'Deadly Nannas'
Wednesday 19th June 11:40am to 12:00pm


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