A range of programs to enhance cultural safety of First Nations community members.
Banyule Community Health offer a range of programs and services to assist Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait community members with physical health, mental health, social and cultural supports.
First Nations staff are available at the West Heidelberg site. Some groups and programs are run from Barbunnin Beek Indigenous Gathering Place. Aboriginal Health funded programs include:
Integrated Team Care Program
- This program supports Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community members with chronic health conditions who are having difficulty accessing and managing multiple health care services and supports.
- A Chronic Disease Nurse and an Aboriginal Health Liaison Worker work with you to assess your health needs, develop an individualised care plan and support access to health care providers.
- Speak with your GP about a referral if you think you would benefit from this kind of support.
Mental Health and Wellbeing Supports
- This program offers a range of Mental Health and Social Supports for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community members within a culturally safe model.
- A Counsellor, Social Worker and Aboriginal Mental Health Liaison help you to access therapeutic, practical and culturally specific supports, both through individual case work and a number of social and cultural support groups.
- Contact Referral & Intake on 9450 2000.
Early Years Support Program
- This program supports Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander families attending Maternal and Child Health services and accessing Early Years Support and Child Health services through Banyule Community Health. Find out more about our Kids, Youth & Families services on our Home page.
- The Djilak-Djirri Playgroup provides a culturally safe place for families with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children to gather, yarn and play.
- Contact Referral & Intake on 9450 2000 or talk with your Maternal and Child Health Nurse.
Banyule Community Health fully support the Uluru Statement from the Heart and the First Nations Voice to Parliament.
We have a strong commitment to enhancing relationships, respect and opportunities with First Nations peoples. This commitment is one important part of our journey towards Reconciliation. You can read more here. In December 2022, Banyule Community Health launched our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan.
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