Access has been funded by the QLD Mental Health Commission to work in partnership with Relationships Australia QLD to engage women in a Personal Leadership Program. As part of the program, 35 women from Syrian, Eritrean and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds participated in a weekend retreat at Samford Lakes on the 16th – 18th March 2018. During the weekend, Aunty Debra Bennet took the women through a process of self-awareness and self-determination using the Ngatana Luidha Yarning Circle Framework. The activities provided women with an opportunity to come together to not only learn about Aboriginal culture, reflect and set goals for the future but also learn new techniques to enhance their resilience and wellbeing. The women thoroughly enjoyed the experience and are looking forward to establishing a women’s leadership group. The next retreat to be held in June.