Wakai Waian Healing was established in 2014 by Mr Edward Mosby, as a single privately-run Psychology and Counselling clinic in Rockhampton. Created in response to the high levels of grief, loss and trauma experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Wakai Waian Healing delivers:

  • Psychological and Counselling services
  • Organisation/staff development
  • Organisation/staff self-care
  • Community capacity and safety development initiatives.

The word 'Wakai Waian', when translated from Kalaw Lagaw Ya, means 'straightening yarn', and 'the guidance we provide and receive along life's journey, from young ones into adulthood'.

Wakai Waian Healing Cairns B1, Level 2,
Orchid Plaza, 58 Lake St
Cairns City QLD 4870
T 1800 732 850

PRINCIPLES

Collaboration
Honouring the potential created from collaborations while emphasising the importance of participation and inclusiveness for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Connection
Acknowledging the significance of collectivism within and between, cultures, people and environment.

Accountability
Honouring the accountability that comes with the privilege of joining others in processes of healing ...

education

FOUNDER: EDWARD MOSBY

Edward was born in the Torres Strait on Waiben (also known as Thursday Island), traditional land and sea’s of the Kaurareg people, however his family connections and home is Masig (also known as Yorke Island), traditional land and sea’s of the Masigalgal people.

After leaving the Torres Strait at a very young age he was raised in and around the township of Taroom (on the Traditional lands of the Yiman people) in South West Queensland and most recently has resided in Central Queensland, specifically Rockhampton on the Traditional lands of the Dharumbal people.