Traditional Cultural Practices (TCP) is an Elders led ngo dedicated to ensuring that traditional knowledge and Cultural practices from the World’s oldest living Culture remains strong and through this continues to support  positive physical and mental health outcomes for First Nations People and our Communities across Australia. 

TCP came about as a result of producing the ‘Elders Report into Preventing Indigenous Self Harm and Youth Suicide’. During the making of the Report, two key questions were asked to Elders and Community leaders from Cape York to the Kimberley – ‘Why is suicide and self harm happening?’And, ‘What can be done to end this?’ 

In response – Reconnecting young people to their Elders,Culture and traditional lands was the unanimous answer. Our work is based on this reconnection. 

Our Work

Knowing Culture

Through evidence based outcomes TCP supports  Communities to be on their traditional lands to participate in Elder designed and led Cultural mentoring camps. These camps empower, heal and strengthen the mental and spiritual health of First Nations youth and through this the Communities they belong to. 

Caring for Country

As the Traditional Custodians of Australia we  have respect, responsibility and the right knowledge to care for our lands and waters, it is an integral part of who we are. Healthy land means healthy people.  Engaging in on country healing programs for our Communities is an important partnership between land and people that cannot be replicated elsewhere.

Social Responsibility

Building awareness directed to the wider Community around good mental health outcomes for First Nations people is critical in supporting the work we do. The short films on our “Projects” page demonstrates just some of the work TCP produce and are responsible for.

Signs of Respect

TCP have recently launched  Culture Up a social media campaign that celebrates and shares positive Cultural stories. This is important for our Communities to have a platform where we supply content that inspires and educates people to view the World through a Cultural lens.

Our Ask

In order to continue and accelerate our work, we need your help. We want you to join us to become part of our growing CultureUp! Community and to help to spread the positive messages of our work. Please support us by sharing our mission and stories, and by giving.  Securing funding is an essential part of helping us continue our work. Learn more about how you can get involved here.
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