The Talking up our Strengths tool box

Additional ideas, information and resources

Congratulations on purchasing Talking Up Our Strengths, a set of 22 cards for focussing on strengths and resilience in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

The words and images on these cards create a visual aid for storytelling. By sharing our stories, we can strengthen pride in culture, build connection and understanding, and help nurture young people to flourish and grow.

Now that you have the cards, you will be wanting some fresh and innovative ideas for how to incorporate the cards into your work, and perhaps your life.

In this Tool Box, you will find the digital booklet, which contains lots of information about eating disorders, disordered eating and other ‘shadowy companions’ like depression and anxiety, plus loads of activities and suggestions for how to use the cards in different settings. (This can be printed as an A5 hardcopy booklet.)

As a BONUS gift to you, we are giving you access to the digital version of the cards! The digital cards are interactive, making them ideal for building rapport and connection. And because they are digital, you can use them anywhere, anytime.

Feel free to browse this page and get inspired by stories from other people on how they’ve used the cards. And don’t forget to explore the range of other supporting materials and information, which is at your fingertips any time you need it.

This Tool Box is exclusively for people who have purchased the cards. We will continue to add resources and ideas so check in regularly to see what’s new!

Talking up our Strengths booklet

Talking up our Strengths digital cards

Card hack

Ideas bank

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Blog- Noticing and Celebrating the Rich Heritage of Indigenous Languages

Some 250 distinct Indigenous language groups covered the continent at first (significant) European contact in the late eighteenth century. Most of these languages would have had several dialects, so that the total number of named varieties would have run to many hundreds. Read more

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