Ngangkari are Anangu traditional healers. For thousands of years, Ngangkari have looked after the physical and emotional well-being of their people and communities.
The Ngangkari program supports traditional healers to work in the NPY Land communities. They help people from our communities who are patients in hospitals, nursing homes, gaols, hostels and health services.
Ngangkari work in partnership with the western health system to deliver the best health and wellbeing outcomes for Anangu
Uti Kulintjaku means ‘to think and understand clearly’. The Uti Kulintjaku project grows capacity, and mental health literacy in Anangu communities.
People in the NPY region face many challenges when it comes to accessing effective health services. Remoteness, literacy, language and cultural differences are often barriers to people receiving the help that they need.
The Uti Kulintjaku project is a team of Ngangkari, senior Anangu, interpreters, and western mental health practitioners working together to strengthen understanding between both Anangu and western health systems.
News & Stories
|ABC Awaye! Traditional Healing in Virtual Reality||ABC Awaye! Meditating in language||At the edge of comprehension, Kim Mahood, The Monthly||Australia’s other ‘flying doctors’
By Georgina Kenyon
|Traditional Healers of Central Australia: Ngangkari||Colouring towards clear thinking||Tjulpu and Walpa: Two Children Two Roads|
|Words for Feelings conversation cards||Words for feelings map||Uti Kulintjaku emotional literacy magnets|
|Kulila! (Listen up) App||Tjulpu and Walpa conversation cards|
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