ADNSW launches referendum resilience resource

Published 28 June 2023

ADNSW has launched a new resource to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people report discrimination and protect their mental health during The Voice referendum debate.

The new guide – 6 ways to look after yourself and mob during The Voice referendum debate – was developed in collaboration with Lifeline’s 13YARN and features Indigenous artwork and illustrations.

cover of brochure - aboriginal illustrations with text reading "6 ways to look after yourself and mob during The Voice referendum debate"

President Helen McKenzie launched the pocket-sized guide on Wednesday 28 June, at a special event featuring Australian presenter, producer and journalist Karla Grant as MC, with guest speakers Teela Reid (First Nations Lawyer in Residence at Sydney University), Brendan Thomas (Deputy Secretary, Transforming Aboriginal Outcomes, Department of Communities and Justice), and Marjorie Anderson (National Manager, 13YARN).

See our online resource, or to order copies of the pocket guide or poster, please email


Group shot of 5 women looking at camera smiling
L-R: Our speakers Narelle Hennessy (ADNSW), Teela Reid (Sydney University), Jazz Money (Wiradjuri poet and artist), Marjorie Anderson (13YARN), Karla Grant (presenter, producer and journalist) and Helen McKenzie (President ADNSW).
Women standing at podium speaking into microphone
Teela Reid (Sydney University).
Man talking into a microphone
Uncle Graham Davis King delivering the Welcome to Country.
Woman standing at podium addressing an audience
Marjorie Anderson (13YARN).
Man addressing the audience via a video on a tv screen
Brendan Thomas (Department of Communities and Justice) addressed the attendees via video.
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19 Jul 2023

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