Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

We acknowledge the Aboriginal People who are the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay respect to the Aboriginal Elders – both past and present.

Central Coast Mental Health is committed to diversity and social inclusion. This includes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander’s, people who identify as LGBTI, people of all ages, people with a disability and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

There’s no shame in asking for support. For urgent wellbeing and mental health concerns, please call the Mental Health Line (24hrs 7 days a week) on 1800 011 511.

Yarnsafe ‘Got a lot going’ on Music Video is national headspace campaign to promote the message ‘there is no shame in talking it out’. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in remote communities worked with headspace, Indigenous Hip Hop Projects (IHHP) and Indigenous creative agency Gilimbaa to create the ‘Got a lot going on’ music video.

 

‘Bunbury Spirit’ Indigenous Hip Hop Video Indigenous Hip Hop Projects in conjunction with Headspace Bunbury created this deadly clip. Tackling the themes of mental health, right choices and taking care of your community.

 

Below are some links to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community health services and programs on the Central Coast that you may find useful:

Central Coast Primary Care (formally known as Medicare Local) ph: 4365 2294 Guri Wagir Aboriginal Health Unit. The Guri Wagir team helps Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with certain chronic conditions to access and navigate the healthcare system.
FWB Brochure CCPC (PDF).  The Family Wellbeing Program is a ten-week program for Aboriginal young men aged between 16 & 25 that aims to assist and support community members in understanding and to meet their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs.

Nunyara Aboriginal health unit ph: 4320 2698
Nunyara provides a range of services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of the Central Coast targeted around:, sexual health, hospital liaison, chronic care, pregnancy child and family support.

Ngiyang Aboriginal pregnancy, child and family health service Ph: 4325 9200
Ngiyang is a Child and Family Health service that provides culturally sensitive pregnancy care, parenting support and referrals. The service is for all Aboriginal families living in the Gosford Local Government Area, The Entrance, Long Jetty and Bateau Bay areas. Ngiyang is staffed by Aboriginal health workers, child & family health nurses, counsellors and a midwife. Services include home visits, clinic appointments and groups. Ngiyang (flyer)

Eleanor Duncan Aboriginal Health Centre Ph: 4351 1040 Eleanor Duncan is located in Wyong and is a health centre that provides a range of health services (such as Doctors, oral health care, drug and alcohol support, child and family support) to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people on the Central Coast.

Mingaletta in partnership with Coast Community Connections will be delivering a FREE Young Women’s Yarning Circle. The aim of the program is to create a space where young indigenous women can discuss issues within their communities and have access to education on various areas of health and wellbeing. If you are interested in your child attending, please complete the Yarning Circle Permission slip

Other useful Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services & resources:

There’s no shame in asking for support. For urgent wellbeing and mental health concerns, please call the Mental Health Line (24hrs 7 days a week) on 1800 011 511.

eheadspace online counsellingKids Helpline 1800 55 1800Mental Health Line 1800 011 511

Kids Helpline ph: 1800 55 1800   www.kidshelpline.com.au
Lifeline Australia ph: 13 11 14  www.lifeline.org.au
For urgent mental health issues call the Mental Health Line ph: 1800 011 511 (24hrs 7 days a week)

eheadspace provides online and telephone support to young people 12 – 25 and their family and friends