We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the unceded lands where we work and live. We celebrate the diversity of First Nations peoples and their ongoing cultures and connections to the lands and waters of Australia. We pay our respects to ancestors and Elders, past and present.
As a bi-national (or Australasian) society, we also acknowledge that the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine respects ngā iwi Māori as the Tangata Whenua (or people of the land) of Aotearoa.The Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine is committed to upholding the principles of the Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and to building our relationship with Māori, and striving to improve the health of Māori and all first peoples.
Everything is interconnected. We are both whole and part, collective and individual, wave and particle. We are part of, and interact with our ecosystem. Human health and wellbeing is inseparable from social and environmental health and sustainability, and therefore dependent on the quality of our society and our stewardship of the planet.
In keeping with our ‘everything is interconnected’ philosophy, the Australasian Society or Lifestyle Medicine is not only concerned with health and wellbeing, but also ecology, environmental sustainability, justice, health equity and social responsibility, whether it be at a personal, community, corporate or government level