Yoorrook’s Letters Patent requires it to prioritise the employment of First Peoples. This role is classified as designated positions under section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 where only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people will be eligible to apply. The Social and Emotional Wellbeing (SEWB) team at the Yoorrook Justice Commission works in partnership with First People’s Health and Wellbeing (FPHW) to provide culturally appropriate, trauma-informed third-party counselling and wellbeing services to Yoorrook participants and staff. Yoorrook SEWB staff are seconded from Yoorrook to FPHW to ensure that clinical records are kept securely by FPHW (completely independent of Yoorrook’s records) in accordance with professional standards and applicable laws, in each case, as identified by FPHW as being applicable to the performance of the services. This also ensure that counselling and general wellbeing services provided to Yoorrook participants and staff are independent of Yoorrook’s operations.