Help & support services
Review: Premier resource providing a forum for national information exchange to improve the social and mental health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The site advocates health promotion and harm reduction services and campaigns, including an excellent alcohol and other drugs initiative, a tobacco prevention program for pregnant mothers, access to mental health and substance abuse research and access to policies and strategies under 'Protective & risk factors'. A good site for professionals whether they are providing exclusively indigenous services or supporting indigenous patients or clients as part of a mainstream health service.
Review: Provides strong leadership in the treatment and prevention of alcohol and other drug misuse in Aboriginal people, through culturally appropriate services and the National Indigenous Drug Strategy. Services are provided to youth, families, offenders, schools and communities.
Review: Peak body representing Aboriginal community organisations across South Australia. Provides responses to a range of state and national committees and strategies, health promotion materials and research. Provides access to past and current project outlines, a newsletter, events and resources.
Review: Liaison service for families and Aboriginal children in state care or in consideration of state care. In addition, accommodation support services provided for Aboriginal young people aged 15–24. Referral to specialist support for physical, mental or social health issues. Training, professional development and events for carers provided. Emphasis on supporting youth and children to avoid homelessness, to reduce risk factors, and to increase protective factors.
Review: A community-based organisation that provides crisis intervention, assessment, stabilisation and rehabilitation for Aboriginal people with alcohol and other drug problems. Provides residential non - medical rehabilitation centre for men, mobile assistance patrols and individual and culturally appropriate interventions for men and women.
Review: A holistic primary health care service coordinated by the local indigenous community to improve the health and wellbeing of people living in the rural and remote area of northern Queensland. A broad range of services are provided including a program for young people (12–17 years) who are misusing volatile and other substances, a temporary residential detox facility, assessment and rehab programs, a court-ordered diversion initiative, outreach, counselling, mental health interventions and general primary health care services.
Review: Information, links and services for South Australian government services supporting early intervention and other treatments for alcohol-related issues. Also includes links to prevention resources for parents, youth, pregnant women and specialist indigenous services. Use the search tool to narrow information to your interests. Note: This is a review and star rating of the provider’s website and the information on it, not a review of the quality of the services that are promoted.
Review: Provides a range of prevention, intervention, assessment and referral services including alcohol & other drugs counselling, referrals to inpatient drug withdrawal, long-term residential programs and other La Trobe Community Health Services Alcohol and Drug programs, forensic services including drug diversion and court referral; family and significant other advice and support service, quit smoking education and advice and a needle exchange program. Specialist services for Indigenous patients or those with co-morbidity issues are available. Essential to use the search tool. Use preferred location and telephone for a referral if search does not initially bring up services related to your area of concern.
Review: Provides culturally secure and appropriate counselling for Aboriginal and Torres Strait adults and young people with alcohol and drug issues. Offers assessment and a range of services including a sobering up centre, home detox, homeless and fringe dweller project, counselling, referral, education, outreach and prison program based in Bega.
Review: Offers a variety of alcohol and other drug services to support women, their children and families. Programs incorporate assessment, counselling, group work and diversion referrals with specific care to Aboriginal, migrant and refugees. Access to programs targeting pregnant and or parenting women and their families with additional services for children affected by their parents’ addiction.