Pressure and Release: horse therapy for young Indigenous Australians

The Kimberley region of Western Australia is a harsh yet beautiful place. However, its natural beauty conceals a community in crisis – devastated by a pattern of suicides among its Aboriginal youth. A glimmer of hope emerges in the form of Prof Juli Coffin, a Nyangamurta woman and mental-health professional who enlists her herd of horses to create deeply felt connections between animal and human. Coffin’s programme uses a culturally appropriate setting to support long-term healing for some of Australia’s most vulnerable young people

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