Aboriginal health service partners

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INTEGRATED TEAM CARE (ITC)

Integrated Team Care (ITC) aims to improve care coordination and access to services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across the region through:

For more information, see our ITC flyer.

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SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL WELLBEING

COORDINARE funds a number of culturally safe mental health services focused on social and emotional wellbeing at the following Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs):

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DRUG AND ALCOHOL BROKERAGE AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT PROGRAM

Waminda, the South Coast Women's Health & Welfare Aboriginal Corporation, provides a Drug and Alcohol Brokerage and Community Support program in partnership with several other Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs).

This program is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their families affected by substance misuse in the Illawarra Shoalhaven and Far South Coast regions.

Call (02) 4421 7400 or click here for more information.

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MUDJILALI ABORIGINAL MEN’S GROUP IN SOUTHERN NSW

Provided by Lives Lived Well, the Mudjilali Men’s Group project collaborates with partner agencies and Elders to run Aboriginal men’s groups in Eden, Wallaga Lake, and Bega.

The Mudjilali project meets an important need for soft entry drug and alcohol services on the lower South Coast of NSW.

Call (02) 6492 0011 or click here for more information.

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LINKED PROGRAM IN YASS

Provided by Marathon Health, the Linked program in Yass is a free program for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples under 25 who are impacted by drug and / or alcohol issues.

This is an outreach service and safe space for young people to have a yarn about alcohol, smoking, and other drug concerns to help improve social and emotional wellbeing.

Call (02) 5109 9750 or click here for more information. You can also email linked@marathonhealth.com.au.

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STRONG YAWA (SPEAK / TALK)

Strong Yawa (speak / talk) is an after hours support service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Shoalhaven region.

This service is delivered by Waminda, the South Coast Women's Health & Welfare Aboriginal Corporation, and the South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation (SCMSAC) for people who are experiencing suicidality, acute mental illness, and / or alcohol and other drug issues. 

Call 1800 953 763 or click here for more information.

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STRONG FOUNDATIONS PROGRAM

South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation (SCMSAC) delivers the 'Strong Foundations' (formerly known as 'Koori Kids Wellbeing') early intervention and mental health education to Aboriginal children in years 3 to 6 and their families. The aim of the program is to promote help-seeking behaviour and help children build resilience.

The program is held weekly during the school term across seven primary schools in the Shoalhaven. It is inclusive of a school-based group program, counselling, and school holiday activities. Click here for more information.

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COMMUNITY-BASED PALLIATIVE AND END OF LIFE CARE

Waminda, the South Coast Women's Health & Welfare Aboriginal Corporation, provides a community-based palliative and end of life care program aiming to improve coordinated care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Shoalhaven. 

The program strengthens capacity through training and credentialing three Aboriginal health workers in palliative and end of life care, and provides resources to communities and their health care workers. 

Click here for more information.

Aboriginal health is a key priority for COORDINARE. Find out more on our Aboriginal health priority page.