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Substance use/ social and emotional wellbeing (Katherine West Health Board Aboriginal Corporation)

 

Overview

Katherine West Health Board (KWHB) runs a comprehensive Substance use and social /emotional wellbeing program, with a focus on the harmful effects of alcohol, tobacco and cannabis (gunja) consumption in remote communities, in the Northern Territory.

The program is highly responsive, with the capacity to see a patient for counselling within 48 hours for brief intervention or referral. Two experienced Aboriginal community leaders (one male, one female) are employed as support workers for the program.

KWHB are also developing a mental health program for the 2015-2015 year.

Abstract adapted from Katherine West Health Board Aboriginal Corporation

Contacts

Katherine West Health Board Aboriginal Corporation
Unit 10, 38 First Street
PO Box 147
Katherine NT 0851
Ph: (08) 8971 9300
Fax: (08) 8971 9340
Email: hr@kwhb.com.au

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Last updated: 22 November 2016
 
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