MJD Foundation

Healthy Stories

The MJD Foundation is proud to have been involved with the Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council (CS&HISC**) in their Healthy Stories project, and is thrilled with the result - in particular the videos from Aboriginal Health Workers, Community Workers and MJD staff members from Groote Eylandt.

This long anticipated Healthy Stories collection features Indigenous health and community service workers recounting the story of their career and career pathway. The DVDs, produced by CS&HISC with funding received through the DEEWR Industry Training Strategies Program, is available to view via the CS&HISC website.

"These stories have been developed as a learning resources for people interested in working in the Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community services and health fields." said Catherine Shirley, CS&HISC manager and producer of the series.

Interviews with ‘Champions’ have also been produced as a companion volume to the Healthy Stories DVD. Champions are people who have worked in our industries for many years and have given their time freely to share their experience and insights about what it takes to develop a career in these professions.

You can view via the CS&HISC website or click on the images below.


Gloria O'Hare                    Simone McGrath              Helen Lalara                   Jenni Langrell                  Vanessa Allen
Aboriginal Health Worker    Manager, MJD Foundation Aboriginal Health Worker  Health Clinic Manager      Community Worker

** CS&HISC is the recognised advisory body on skills and workforce development across Australia for the two important industries of community services and health. Through ongoing research, consultation and industry engagement CS&HISC is able to identify the changes required within vocational and work-based training, and develop the national qualifications to support ongoing skill development.