Meet The Ladies

These 12 brave women from Elcho Island are living examples of positive health transformation through nutrition and healing. After attending a 2 week health retreat back in April 2015, they are now dedicated to their journey of better health and vitality. They have a long term vision, to open a Health Retreat for...

Meet Our Ambassadors

The Hope for Health project is honoured to have 6 captivating and inspiring women from around the world as our Ambassadors. Each one of these women has a special gift to offer our project, be it nutritional expertise, outreach and media experience, world class organic product production, prolific storytelling skills or health and...
Cardiovascular disease

is responsible for 25% of the deaths of Indigenous Australians making it the leading cause of fatality

Chronic Illness

is responsible for 80% of the mortality gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians

indigenous Australians

are 4 times more likely to have diabetes than other Australians

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A Revolution In Health

Are you ready to contribute to the Indigenous Health Revolution?

Hope for Health

We are calling upon each and every one of YOU to join us within your own unique capacity, to fundraise for our next major step, a Trial Health Retreat on Elcho Island in 2016.


This is the pioneering step toward a permanent Indigenous run Health Retreat in Arnhem Land. It will give 30 Yolngu people the opportunity to experience good health their home country, Yolngu style! This offers a powerful opportunity to bring together direct experience with education, to break the cycles of addiction and malnutrition and thus catalyse lifestyle transformation.

We need to raise $80,000 to make this happen. This will cover the remaining program development and retreat expenses. Click here to find out more.


1 FebThe Wellness Centre gets closer to opening

The Wellness Centre gets closer to opening

We’re getting close! The refrigeration units are in, shelving is assembled and the power and air conditioning should be installed next week! We’re all really excited to be almost ready to open the doors to our Wellness Centre, located on the Church Lawn in the centre of Galiwin’ku.
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15 SepOur first Traditional Health Retreat in Arnhem Land

Our first Traditional Health Retreat in Arnhem Land

One of our participants summed up what it is all about: “This is the first time that i have felt my body rejoicing.” Yiraŋdjil To me that completely captures the purpose of Hope for Health. We have a birthright of vitality that was intended to underpin a life of purpose and energy and...
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15 DecFarewell for now Zeph!

Farewell for now Zeph!

All of the Hope For Health and Why Warriors team want to thank Zeph McGuffie-Newnham for coordinating the Hope For Health program over the past 6 months. Zeph arrived originally to volunteer on our Traditional Health Retreat and stayed to help manage the program as we looked for a new coordinator after Steph’s...
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18 JulThe Wellness Centre arrives

The Wellness Centre arrives

The first stage of our Wellness Centre just arrived to Galiwin’ku via Toll Barge from Darwin. It’s the first step in establishing a health consulting and education space as well as a place for Hope For Health participants to access food and supplement products they can’t get elsewhere in the community. More updates...
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30 MarFirst community workshop at FaFT

First community workshop at FaFT

Today we held our first community workshop, sharing green smoothies with the Mums and bubs at Families as First Teachers play group   For more info and photos click here.
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