Kalwun’s Health Service offers a Social Health Program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people suffering from mental health illness and/or substance misuse disorders.

The program offers case management and care coordination support and works to improve the social and emotional wellbeing of individuals and reduce the harm associated with social and emotional wellbeing, suicide ideation/attempts and alcohol and other drug (AoD) use.

The program aims to improve the health outcomes and quality of life for our people suffering from these illnesses and empower them through joint decision making and recovery-orientated practice. It also works to reduce potentially preventable hospitalisation and encourage access to more appropriate use of existing mental health and AoD resources.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this program you must identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person, be a partner of an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person or a parent or carer of an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person.

Accessing the service

Access to this program can be by self-referral, GP referral or family/friend referral among other referral pathways.

For more information on the Social Health Program, call the team on 5526 1112.