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The Wurrimiyanga Wellbeing Centre is a purpose-built facility that promotes mental wellness and good health in the community of Wurrimiyanga on Bathurst Island (one of the Tiwi group of islands) in the Northern Territory. The Centre was built, designed, and named in consultation with the local community, and was partly developed as a response to local concerns about the high suicide rate in Wurrimiyanga.
The Centre offers a blend of modern and traditional solutions to mental health problems. Its services are intended to help local people stay strong and understand and prevent mental illness. In addition to mental health services, the Centre also offers socially and culturally appropriate programs in sexual, environmental, and public health. At various times these may include programs about:
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Wurrimiyanga (Nguiu) Wellbeing Centre
Tiwi Islands NT 0822