An invitation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the West Moreton region Host a Yarning Circle to inform the design of the Jaghu Program – First Nations Maternal and Infant Program.

Health Consumers Queensland invites Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health consumers, carers and community members to host a yarning circle to hear from local people who would like to help design local antenatal and child health services in their community.

What is ‘Jaghu’?
Jaghu is West Moreton Health’s new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Maternal and Infant program, providing care for mums, bubs, and their families through the continuum of pregnancy, from conception until their bub is around 2 years of age. The aim of the Jaghu program is to provide a culturally safe and responsive model of care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, their families and the community that is co-designed and co-led by the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.


Who are we looking for as Consumer or Carer Hosts?

This opportunity would suit people who:
• Identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
• Live in the West Moreton Region including Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Boonah and Esk
• Have strong local networks and connections
• Have an interest in improving maternity and child health services for their people and their community

Remuneration and Support

Hosts – you will be remunerated at Health Consumers Queensland’s day meeting rate of $374.00 for hosting an in-person yarning circle at a venue of your choosing. You will also be reimbursed up to a maximum of $100.00 to cover catering and venue costs for your in-person session (on return of receipts).

Participants – Health Consumers Queensland will provide a $60 gift voucher for each participant for giving their time to share their stories.

Where to find out more or apply

To find out more about what is involved including what support and remuneration hosts and participants receive or to apply using a word document please click this link: < Click here to find out more and apply >

To apply online or via your mobile please click this link: < Click here to apply online >

For queries relating to this opportunity, please email Anne Curtis, Engagement Consultant – Specific Projects, Health Consumers Queensland at [email protected] or Lynda Maybanks, First Nations Consultant at [email protected]