Rainbow Crow Cultural Collective
Yaama* and Welcome
The Journey So Far
*Yaama is a Gamiliraay word from NSW south coast used throughout NSW and it means hello.
Rainbow Crow Cultural Collective was established as a full time business in February 2020 in beautiful Awabakal Country by Sarah Corrigan a proud Darkinjung woman from the Central Coast. Sarah has over 15 years experience working in Aboriginal health, education and community programs across several organisations including NSW Health and University of Newcastle. Sarah is an active community member involved in several local school NAIDOC committees and was previous President of Gibalee Student Advisory Council. Sarah is a member of several Indigenous professional associations including NATSIWA, NATSHWHIP and IAHA. Sarah is registered with AHPRA as an Aboriginal Health Practitioner with qualifications in Allied Health, Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs, Training and Assessing and Indigenous trauma recovery and practice.
Sarah was awarded a scholarship to attend the 2019 Inaugural Indigenous Women in Leadership Symposium to support the growth of Rainbow Crow Cultural Collective as an emerging consultancy business. The following quote “If you can’t see it be it” from a female Indigenous mining operations manager and executive inspired Sarah to consider the current need in business for culturally safe Aboriginal mental health services.
At the time Sarah (employed in public health) was finding it very difficult to refer Indigenous clients to accessible, affordable, culturally competent, holistic Indigenous mental health care. Rainbow Crow Cultural Collective expanded from consultancy services to provision of Aboriginal mental health and wellbeing services in 2020 with services being bulk-billed or fees charged on a sliding scale. In
2021 Rainbow Crow Cultural Collective began providing NDIS services in response to the need for culturally competent and responsive services for Aboriginal NDIS clients. with psychosocial disabilities.
Rainbow Crow Cultural Collective continue to deliver our in house designed, written and developed training programs. Clients include Lake Macquarie Council and Cessnock City Council. 90% of our interactive workshop attendees would recommend our training to others. We also design and deliver customisable community development programs.