Deadly Jargums Project
The Deadly brothers is an informal group program designed to promote social, emotional, and physical health among Aboriginal men in the community. The program’s focus is supporting Aboriginal men however, the group is open to all men from different cultural backgrounds. Deadly Brothers was developed by Deadly Connections in response to an identified need to support First Nations men, and due to the gaps of current services and systems in appropriately and effectively addressing the needs of First Nations men. The program addresses service gaps by reaching out and supporting Aboriginal men who are unable to access services due to ongoing trauma. The groups provide a culturally safe space where Aboriginal men are empowered and connected to support and resources.
- To promote physical, mental, and social wellbeing through suicide prevention, harm minimization.
- Empower men to take control of their lives by supporting them to become strong role models, family members, and leaders in the community.
- Raise awareness and support men in their journey of healing.
- Improve connections to culture and communities by building stronger and healthy relationships.
- Provide engagement and access points for support.
- The program is carried out through weekly group meetings.
- The group meetings are carried out in identified communities and casual ad hoc access points where Aboriginal men (16+) are.
The group meetings involve the team interacting with Aboriginal men, provision of food, and implementing activities that promote general wellbeing/healing, as well as connections to community/culture. The program also includes outings, excursions, and activities as driven by participants (e.g beach outings).