Ngunnawal Bush Healing Farm
The NBHF is designed to address root cause issues that lead to substance abuse and treatment relapses. The service will revolve around reconnecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to land and culture, and include participation in Life Skills Training, Land management training, Cultural programs, Physical Health and Wellbeing programs, and Recreational activities, with the aim of assisting them to better respond to life's challenges. The NBHF will provide a place of healing, whereby Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples will feel safe and supported by the traditional custodians, community leaders/elders, respected role models as well as cultural healers to make ongoing and meaningful changes in their lives, and to break the cycle of drug and alcohol dependency.
About the project
The Ngunnawal Bush Healing Farm will provide culturally appropriate prevention, education, and rehabilitation programs in a natural and therapeutic setting based on a working farm near Tharwa.
Entry to the Ngunnawal Bush Healing Farm will be voluntary for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who would like support and education to help overcome drug and alcohol issues. The Ngunnawal Bush Healing Farm is not a detoxification service. It is a rehabilitation centre based on holistic, cultural healing.
For further information, please contact the Health Infrastructure Program by email at HIP@act.gov.au.