PHASE 1 – Yarning Groups and Interview Complete
Our team was busy in 2017 and 2018 running yarning group and interviews around the country. We spoke with over 360 people, who shared their views with our team about the things that make a good life for them and the parts of their lives that are important to their wellbeing.
These views have helped our team to create a set of strengths-based statements, which will be used in the wellbeing tool. This work was guided by the Indigenous Research Group.

Meeting of the Indigenous Project Advisory Group in Darwin
Our study is overseen by an Indigenous Project Advisory Group (IPAG), chaired by Professor Yvonne Cadet-James. The IPAG met in Darwin in February 2019 and provided detailed guidance on the wording and selection of the final set of wellbeing statements. The IPAG will meet again later in 2019 to assist our team in the development of the survey tool questions.

PHASE 2 to commence soon
Help us with the next phase of the study!
The second phase of the What Matters Study is starting in mid-2019. In this phase, we will start to turn your views about what matters to your wellbeing into a survey tool. Along the way we would like to show the pilot survey to interested people to test out our draft questions.

If you are interested in receiving information about taking part in the What Matters Study, you can register by clicking here.

Our planning map for sites our researchers visited in Phase 1