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Gindaja Treatment and Healing Centre
Gindaja Treatment and Healing Centre is a 19-bed hostel that caters for men and women in Yarrabah, north Queensland, who are experiencing problems with alcohol and other drugs (AOD). The centre offers a number of programs to both residential and day clients. Gindaja Treatment and Healing Centre offers a holistic approach to the treatment and recovery of clients, and provides ongoing support and care.
- AA Thought for the Day - an Alcoholics Anonymous program facilitated by Gindaja Treatment and Healing Centre, conducted seven days a week.
- Individual and Group Counselling - both individual and group counselling are provided on a weekly basis on a clients' request. Topics covered include dealing with AOD use, as well as tackling emotional wellbeing.
- Family Wellbeing - a 12 week personal development program that is delivered to empower clients social and emotional wellbeing through positive enhancement strategies.
- Alcohol and Drug Prevention and Awareness Education - a program providing a detailed analysis of alcohol and other drugs and their specific effects, so clients can understand the harm they are causing to their body.
- Lifestyle Skills - This program covers how to eat well and stay fit, as well as providing information about the affects of alcohol on the body, to promote the importance of a positive and healthy life without alcohol or other drugs.
- Leadership Program - this program aims to discuss family leadership, how to be a leader, the types of leaders and self empowerment.
- Cultural Activities - a number of cultural activities are offered to clients, including hunting or fishing, painting, making spears, cooking bush tucker and bush medicine.
- Recreational Activities and Outings - recreational activities and outings are available as part of Gindaja's treatment program, as their belief is that learning and partaking in sports and recreation is a vital part of recovery.
- Physical Fitness Program - At Gindaja, learning and getting involved in physical activities is seen as a vital part of the treatment process. Clients have the opportunity to use the gym, and take parts in learning sports such as cricket and football.
- Welfare Support - this program provides assistance with Centrelink payments, helping clients with payment management, job networking, writing a resume, and becoming job ready.
- Women's Program - a nine week program that aims to provide education on tobacco, alcohol and other drugs. The program provides information through the medium of arts crafts and communication, as well as activities with other women in the program.
- Men's Program - a men's support group, which focuses on family and domestic violence education and awareness, giving men the support to make good choices for themselves and their families.
- Outreach Home Visitations and Follow-Ups - all treatment areas are followed up with at-home visits to ensure that all clients settle back into their home environment and are successful in their treatment.
Gindaja caters for both individuals and couples aged over 18 years old, with a set fee charged for board and lodging. Admissions are accepted by referrals from individuals, family members, Queensland Indigenous Alcohol Diversion Program (QIADP), Magistrates Court, Local Community Court and health organisations. Please note that admissions are only accepted between Monday and Thursday during normal office hours (9am - 5pm).
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Gindaja Treatment and Healing Centre
Back Beach Road
Yarrabah Qld 4871
Ph: (07) 4056 9156
Fax: (07) 4056 9274
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