Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
On this page:
- Social and emotional wellbeing services
- IUIH Integrated Team Care
- Suicide prevention program
- Culturally sensitive services
- More information
Social and emotional wellbeing services
Culturally appropriate health care services are available across our region for the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population through the Institute of Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH) and Gallang Place Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Corporation.
Mental health, suicide prevention, alcohol and other drugs
IUIH and Gallang Place have been engaged by Brisbane South PHN to provide free mental health, alcohol and other drug treatment services and suicide prevention programs to our local indigenous communities.
- Browns Plains
Gallang Place Services
- Brisbane Bayside
Institute for Urban Indigenous Health
IUIH operates through a partnership of community service providers, including the Brisbane Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service (ATSICHS) and Yulu-Burri-Ba . IUIH provides direct clinical and allied health services and an extensive range of health support services, including Integrated Team Care.
Gallang Place Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Corporation
Gallang Place is a community-operated, not-for-profit organisation offering a broad range of health care as well as extensive advocacy and general support services.
IUIH Integrated Team Care
Integrated Team Care (ITC) delivers programs designed to integrate care services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with chronic health conditions who require coordinated, multi-disciplinary care. The service assists patients, their family and referring health care provides to link up the patient’s care, no matter where it’s provided.
In addition to coordinating patient services, the IUIH ITC team assists patients by supporting them to:
- access culturally appropriate mainstream services and required medical aids
- arrange appointments and providing transport
- ensure the patient’s health care team undertakes regular reviews.
Contact the ITC Team
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm
Phone: 1800 254 354
Suicide prevention program
Gift of Gallang is a primary school-based wellbeing program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. The program is currently being delivered in Inala by Inala Wangarra Inc and will soon be extended to parts of Logan and Beaudesert.
Developed by the Inala community, the Gift of Gallang is a prevention program that fosters resilience and reduces the risk of youth suicide. Gift of Gallang takes a strengths-based approach to healing mind, body and spirit.
The 11 week program covers topics embedded in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and community protocols to build self-discovery, mindfulness, healing, connectedness, identity, spirituality, and self-determination. Gift of Gallang aims to foster a belief within children that they matter – to themselves, to others and to their community.
Culturally sensitive services
Across Brisbane South PHN there are eight Community Controlled Health Services and over 40 mainstream general practices providing culturally sensitive health services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
See the list of Community Controlled Health Services
|Browns Plains Clinic||20-24 Commerce Dr, Browns Plains QLD 4118||atsichsbrisbane.org.au/medical-services/browns-plains/||3239 5300|
|Jajumbora Child and Family Health||5 Charles Avenue, Woodridge QLD 4114||atsichsbrisbane.org.au/medical-services/woodridge/||3029 6527|
|Logan Medical Clinic||41 Station Road, Logan Central QLD 4114||atsichsbrisbane.org.au/medical-services/logan-3/||3240 8940|
|Loganlea Clinic||Unit 4, 653 Kingston Road, Loganlea QLD 4131||atsichsbrisbane.org.au/medical-services/loganlea/||3239 5355|
|Woolloongabba Medical Clinic||55 Annerley Road, Woolloongabba QLD 4102||atsichsbrisbane.org.au/medical-services/woolloongabba/||3240 8924or3240 8953|
|Yulu-Burri-Ba Wynnum||85 Edith St, Wynnum QLD 4178||www.ybb.com.au/services-programs/medical-services/||3164 5800|
|Yulu-Burri-Ba Capalaba||Shop 2&3/1 Finucane Road, Capalaba QLD 4157||www.ybb.com.au/services-programs/medical-services/||3900 7800|
|Yulu-Burri-Ba Dunwich||16 Dickson Way, Dunwich, Stradbroke Island QLD 4183||www.ybb.com.au/services-programs/medical-services/||3409 9596|
See the list of general practices providing indigenous health services
Cultural awareness training
Introduction to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island cultural awareness in general practices is delivered by RACGP and accessible through their GP learning portal.
IUIH provides face-to-face accredited cultural awareness training. To participate in cultural awareness training, or to learn more about the Practice Incentive Payment Indigenous Health Incentive contact the IUIH Team
P: 07 3848 9500