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Social Health

Winnunga AHCS delivers a number of social health programs and services, employing both female and male counselling and support staff. All staff employed in the Social Health Team are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander

Services offered include:

  • social and emotional wellbeing programs
  • substance misuse counselling, support and advocacy
  • Bringing Them Home counselling
  • child and adolescent mental health support and advocacy
  • carer support and advocacy
  • outreach to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in custody at Bimberi Youth Justice Centre and the Alexander Maconochie Centre
  • a needle and syringe exchange program
  • a range of tobacco cessation services including personal advice, outreach, subsidised nicotine replacement therapy, and the No More Boondah quit smoking group
  • healthy lifestyle advice and support, including exercise groups and healthy eating classes
  • a home maintenance program
  • Justice Reinvestment Program

Boxing Club/Gym

Winnunga also offers a range of regular programs such as:

  • No More Boondah
  • Women’s Group
  • Men’s Group
  • Healthy Cooking classes
  • Healthy Cooking group
  • Youth Diversion Program
  • Road to Recovery
  • Wellbeing Group

The Social Health Team also runs health promotion campaigns and community activities. One of their main aims is to promote pride in Aboriginal culture.

Who to contact:

For more information on the Social Health Team,

 or to access their services,

 please call (02) 6284 6222.