Tyson Carmody

Founder, Kings Narrative counselling and coaching

2023 NT Australian of the Year Nominee

Proud Arrernte man Tyson Carmody launched Kings Narrative in December 2021 after feeling frustrated at the lack of support services available for Indigenous men in the Northern Territory.

Kings Narrative is an Aboriginal-owned and operated social enterprise that delivers culturally appropriate counselling and coaching.

Tyson aims to change the conversation surrounding Aboriginal men and provide much-needed services through the program. He wants to better connect Aboriginal men to their roots by taking men out on country, making bush medicines and providing cultural immersions.

Tyson spent more than a decade in lead roles in the community and education departments before establishing Kings Narrative. He worked with and mentored Aboriginal youth, supporting them to engage with culture, education, health and counselling services.

His experience in these positions has given him good insight into the systems that disadvantage Aboriginal men.

He is also committed to working with non-Indigenous people to enable courageous conversations about reconciliation.