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Red Nose collaborates with Berrimba Childcare Centre for new safety brochures

by Freya Lucas

May 26, 2023

In honour of Reconciliation Week, Red Nose has collaborated with the Yorta Yorta community,  including the Berrimba Childcare Centre and families from the area, to create new baby safety brochures for First Nations families.


The co-design project has resulted in three new brochures to help promote safe practices within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in conjunction with renowned and award-winning photographer Prof Wayne Quilliam.


These brochures have been adapted from existing resources, however Red Nose has worked closely with the community to ensure the messaging is culturally appropriate and effective.


The brochures are:


  • Tummy Time
  • Cot to Bed
  • Safe Wrapping


Red Nose’s Advocacy Projects Specialist Skye Stewart led the project, and said the 2023 National Reconciliation Week theme (Be a Voice for Generations) is one which is close to her heart. 


“As a proud Wergaia and Wemba Wemba midwife, this means supporting and working with First Nations generations before, with and after birth to keep bub safe,” she said. 


“We all want our bubs to be safe and strong and working together in trust and care is key. These brochures are the perfect example of what is possible when we work together.”


“We are excited to be working with more First Nations community members and to have these new resources available so we can help more families ensure they keep their bubs safe,” said Red Nose CEO Keren Ludski. 


“First Nations families are sadly over-represented in the loss statistics and we need to help close this gap.”


“Last Reconciliation Week we moved into the Innovate phase of our Reconciliation Action Plan. We continue the work within this space as we gain a deeper understanding of our influence to make change and develop further opportunities within our services to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and their bubs.”


Access the new resources through the Red Nose website

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