About Us

Sisters Healing Space is an online platform, therapist and wellness directory that promotes and encourages healing, mental health and well-being for women from minority and marginalised groups (Indigenous, Black and Women of Colour) in Australia.

We empower women from minority and marginalised groups on their healing and wellness journey. We promote mental health and wellbeing as well as destigmatise mental health.

Our Services

We provide an online directory that aims to connect women of all ages from minority and marginalised groups with local or virtual culturally safe, inclusive and responsive mental health and wellness practitioners and organisations in Australia.

We facilitate and develop culturally safe, strength-based and trauma-informed therapeutic creative workshops and courses.

We provide inter-generational and racial trauma therapy and consultancy, shifting from western therapeutic models by decolonising therapy practices and promoting culturally safe holistic healing and wellness practices; that encourage connection to community, culture, mind and spirit.

Why Sisters Healing Space?

Women and Sisters from minority and marginalised groups face challenges dealing with racism, systemic/institutional racism, intergenerational trauma, mental health stigmas, abuse and societal injustice. This has adverse effects on their mental health and well-being.

Sisters Healing Space provides a safe space for women to express themselves and gives them the autonomy to choose from a list of diverse nationwide mental health and wellness professionals and organisations, as they begin their healing and wellness journey.

 

Vision Statement

Our vision is for women from minority and marginalised groups empowering each other to heal, as well as promoting and destigmatising mental health and well-being in their communities.

Mission Statement

Provide a therapists and wellness directory and platform that promotes mental health and well-being awareness to empower women of all ages from minority and marginalised groups within Australia.

Our Values

Respect: We respect women of all ages from minority or marginalised groups (Indigenous, Black and Women of Colour).
Promote: We promote healing, mental health and well-being for women of all ages from minority and marginalised groups (Indigenous,  Black and Women of Colour).
Culturally Safe: We value and support culturally safe healing , mental health and well-being practices.
Culturally Inclusive: We value and support culturally inclusive healing mental health and well-being practices.
Culturally Responsive: We value and support culturally responsive healing mental health and well-being practices.

Practice Framework:

Culturaly Safe, Responsive and Affirming.

Trauma Informed: We curtate safe therapeutic trauma-informed for Sisters to heal from experinces of truama, racial trauma and intergenrational truma. 

Intersectionality: We embed a holistic model of care that aims to challenge overlapping forms of discrimination and marginalisation in society. By creating a safe and affirming space for healing and promote wellness through therapy, workshops and courses.

Generational Healing: We believe in healing inter-genrational trauma to promote Generational Healing and Wellness.

Strength Based: We implement a strength-based approaches to empower women and Sisters on their healing and wellness journey.

 

Nicholah Founder Sisters Healing Space

I am a Black African woman from Zimbabwe living in Australia.I am a Senior Clinician specialising in Mental Health and a registered Social Worker. 

My healing journey and life experiences sparked Sisters Healing Space. I was looking for a therapist whom I could relate to as a Black African woman in Australia. I found myself explaining and my culture and racial experiences. I wanted to talk to a Sister who understood me. So, I created a space for Sisters on their healing and wellness journey looking for someone who understands them, their culture and and experiences.

As a therapists it’s important we decolonise therapeutic approaches and shift from western model framework. Including racial experiences and it’s impact on women from minority and marginalised groups mental health and wellness.

Therapy that does not condemn and challenge oppression, racism, systemic racism, colonisation and societal injustice is not a healing space.

Sister Healing Space looks at Mental Health and Wellness through an intersectional and cultural lens. We need to create safe space inclusive, responsive and affirming spaces for our Sisters on their healing and wellness journey.” – Nicholah W

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