In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a team of Menzies researchers have developed a series of videos for people living in Aboriginal communities with health conditions such as chronic kidney, lung and/or heart disease.

The videos encourage people to stay on country, continue treatment for their health condition, stop smoking, and look to family, community and country for emotional support.

“We want people who have health conditions to know there are things they can do to stay safe and stay strong at the moment,” says kidney specialist and Menzies senior research fellow Dr Paul Lawton.

The messages are presented in Aboriginal languages spoken in the Northern Territory by leaders who are well known and trusted in their community. The team are working on producing more health messages which will be recorded in English, Warlpiri and Tiwi.

Two videos have already been released in English and Kriol and Yolŋu Matha. Watch the videos below or access them via our resources portal.

 A message in English and Kriol.

A message in Yolŋu Matha.