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Social and emotional wellbeing, mental health and alcohol and other drugs services

 

Overview

The Social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB), mental health, alcohol and drugs (AOD), services team at Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Service (OVAHS) in Western Australia offer counselling, support and referrals for Aboriginal people experiencing problems with:

The team work closely with the OVAHS clinic staff and visiting psychiatrist to ensure that clients have holistic health care. The team organise and support people to attend rehabilitation facilities in Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

Contact with clients is at OVAHS or on outreach visits to people’s homes and local communities. The team travel to Wyndham fortnightly to visit OVAHS clients in the township, and at the rehabilitation service.

Although, the primary focuses of the SEWB, mental health and AOD services is on counselling, advocacy and referral of individual clients, the team are also active in mental health promotion and educational activities about mental health.

Abstract adapted from Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Service

Contacts

Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Service
1125 Ironwood Drive
PO Box 6743
Kununurra WA 6743
Ph: (08) 9168 1288
Fax: (08) 9168 2053
Email: adminrecep@ovahs.org.au

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Last updated: 15 May 2014
 
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