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Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health and Community Services

Winnunga Nimmityjah Health and Community Service is a community controlled primary healthcare service operated by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community of the ACT. In Wiradjuri language, Winnunga Nimmityjah means Strong Health. The service logo is the Corroboree Frog which is significant to Aboriginal people in the ACT.

Our aim is to provide a culturally safe, holistic health care service for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of the ACT and surrounding regions. The holistic model of health care provided by Winnunga Nimmityjah AHS encompasses not only medical care, but a range of programs to promote good health and healthy lifestyles.

Gugan Gulwan Aboriginal Youth Centre

Gugan Gulwan is an Aboriginal youth centre located in the ACT suburb of Wanniassa. It works with young people through a range of programs that go well beyond the services provided by most youth centres. They include a Drug and Alcohol program, a Child, Youth and Family Support Program, NDIS outreach Program and a Reconnect Program to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Gugan Gulwan gives support to parents and the family unit, focusing on skills development for young people.

Mental Health Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Liaison Officer

Gugan Gulwan Youth Aboriginal Corporation
Contact:
(02) 6296 8900

The Mental Health Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Liaison Officer provides consultation and liaison services to all other mental health teams, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services, youth and adult medical services and other stakeholders as required, to assist in the delivery of services that are sensitive to the social and cultural beliefs, values and practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consumers, the consumer's family, and their community in the ACT.

Ngunnawal Community Care

Specialises in brokering home and community care services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Queanbeyan, Yass, Bungendore and Braidwood. Clients must be disabled and aged 45 years. For more information, please call 02 6226 3799.

Carers Australia

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers provide unpaid care and support to family members and friends who have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness or who are frail. Organisations such as Carers Australia may be able to provide appropriate supports to carers. They have a range of programs such as counselling and support groups, respite and education.

ACT Health Liaison Officers

ACT Health has a range of officers to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

  • Alcohol and Drug Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Liaison Officer
  • Calvary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Officer
  • Canberra Hospital Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Liaison Officers/Wamburrang Room
  • Mental Health Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Liaison Officer
ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body

The ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body (ACT ATSIEB) represents Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living in the ACT, advocates for their interests and reports to the Minister on issues of concern.

United Ngunnawal Elders Council

The United Ngunnawal Elders Council (UNEC) provides advice to ACT Government and the ACT ATSIEB in relation to heritage and connection to land matters for the Ngunnawal people.   

When planning an official event, agencies should consult with the United Ngunnawal Elders Council as the advisory body to the ACT Government on Aboriginal heritage, and ‘connection to country’ matters. Contact details can be obtained from the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs on 6207 9784. 

Child and Family Centres ACT

Located at Tuggeranong, West Belconnen and Gungahlin

A "one-stop-shop" for FREE friendly support for parents and carers. Maternal and child health nurses, playgroups, therapy, physiotherapy, childhood immunisations, parenting information, counselling, nutrition. DROP IN or phone during opening hours.

Healthdirect

Healthdirect Australia is a 24-hour telephone health advice line staffed by Registered Nurses to provide expert health advice. To access Healthdirect please call 1800 022 222.

Walk-in Centres

Walk-in Centres provide free advice and treatment for people with minor illness and injury. No appointment is necessary.

ACT Health Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Workforce Support Network

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workforce Support Network (Network) provides a forum of advice and support to members of the Network, for matters relating to the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce. For more information please contact astipracticentre@act.gov.au.

Wamburrang Room

The Wamburrang Room at Canberra Hospital provides a welcoming space for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients and their families. The room is located behind the Cardiology reception desk on Level 3, Building 1.

Dhulwa Mental Health Unit

People who have complex mental health needs now have access to specialist treatment and rehabilitation services, following the opening of Dhulwa, the ACT’s new secure mental health facility today.

Page last updated on: 1 Oct 2018