First Nations peoples

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Social and emotional wellbeing services

Culturally appropriate health care services are available across our region for the local First Nations 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.

IUIH services

  • Inala
  • Logan
    • Woodridge
    • Loganlea
    • Salisbury
    • Browns Plains

Gallang Place Services

  • Beaudesert
  • Beenleigh
  • Brisbane Bayside
  • Inala
  • Logan

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 First Nations 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 First Nations 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 First Nations 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.

Roxanne Ware, Community Resource Officer
Inala Wangarra Inc.
Phone: 07 3372 2333
Fax: 3372 2477

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 First Nations peoples.

See the list of Community Controlled Health Services

See the list of general practices providing indigenous health services

Cultural awareness training

Introduction to First Nations 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

Contact IUIH
P: 07 3848 9500

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