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Stronger Smarter Leadership Program: Kimberley Project

Movember Funding to Date

AUD 490,924

What we seek to achieve

To enhance the leadership and mentoring skills of Indigenous men in the Kimberley, Western Australia and support their community-based projects to strengthen social and emotional wellbeing for Indigenous young men.

Implemented by
Stronger Smarter Institute
Project start date
February 2016
Project Status
Project Completed

About the project

The Movember Stronger Smarter Institute Kimberley project aims to support up to 20 Indigenous men working in education or health roles in Kimberley communities over a three-year period.  As part of the project, these participants will develop their own community-based projects to strengthen mental health and social and emotional wellbeing for Indigenous boys and young men.  

Participants commence by attending the Movember Stronger Smarter Leadership Program (MSSLP), which is based on the highly successful Stronger Smarter Leadership Program which has supported educators working with Indigenous children across Australia for 10 years.  The Movember SSLP is the first time the strength-based framework of the SSLP has been used to support this target group of Indigenous men.  The Movember SSLP has been specifically designed to provide an innovative approach to look deeper in terms of Indigenous leadership and supporting and mentoring young Indigenous men.  Workshops focus on the strengths that all participants bring, and support participants to first strengthen their own social and emotional skills and build their capacity to be exceptional leaders and role models.  The Movember SSLP gives participants an insight into what does and doesn’t work in mentoring, and participants are supported to become positive mentors for boys and young men in their schools and communities.  This approach reinforces the traditional practices of young men learning from adult men and recognises that boys will relate best to mentors who have had similar life experiences.  Project participants are supported to enhance their skills and cultural processes to better understand the social and emotional wellbeing of the Indigenous youths in their communities, and to use the Stronger Smarter strength-based approach to mentoring and supporting young men.

The Movember SSLP focusses on promoting a positive sense of cultural identity in Indigenous men and boys.  A key strategy in the program is to develop supportive and challenging communication strategies, which we describe as High-Expectations Relationships.  Participants are supported to develop the attitudes, skills and behaviours of High-Expectations Relationships to build strong relationships within their schools, youth groups and local communities.

A robust evaluation process, overseen by Adjunct Professor John Mendoza from ConNetica, will determine the direct impact on the Indigenous men, young men, and boys involved in the project, as well as the indirect impact on their communities.  

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