“The mural depicts an image of both clinicians and consumers, no one is more powerful rather we work together to achieve the consumers’ goals and support them on their road to recovery.
“This project continues to follow on from our Asking the Question animation and NSLHD’s commitment to working with our Aboriginal consumers and communities.”
Handprints of staff and consumers are incorporated in the piece to reflect each individual being open to learning and showing their true selves.
Director of Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Andrea Taylor said the mural is a reflection of the community and the positive relationships built between consumers, staff and the communities that the hospital serve.
“It highlights the cultural inclusiveness within the unit and importance of First Nations culture within the health sector,” she said.
Sandon will continue to enhance Aboriginal culture within Macquarie Hospital with a few murals to be completed at Northern Sydney Education and Conference Centre (NSECC).
The new mural joins two other murals at the hospital completed last year by Aboriginal artist Selwyn Williams.