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Summary of Services Commissioned

by the Healthy North Coast (HNC)

This is a summary of current services commissioned by HNC printed on May 27, 2024

Aboriginal health Alcohol & Other Drugs Integrated Team Care (ITC) Mental Health Youth-specific ACTIVITY DESIGNED FOR REGION PROVIDER

Health Professionals Services

Footprints Community – Care Finder Support

If someone requires care finder support, Footprints Community can connect them with a dedicated care finder.

Kyogle, Tweed, Lismore, Byron and Ballina

Footprints Community
1800 366 877
footprintscommunity.org.au/ageing
Carexcell – Care Finder Support

If someone requires care finder support, Carexcell can connect them with a dedicated care finder.

Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie Hastings LGAs

Carexcell
02 66511649
carexcell.com.au
Lifetime Connect – Care Finder Support

If someone requires care finder support, Lifetime Connect can connect them with a dedicated care finder.

Coffs Harbour, Bellingen, Nambucca LGAs

Lifetime Connect
02 6568 2522 
lifetimeconnect.org.au/ageing-wellness
Change Futures Older Persons Services

Counselling and mental health support for people living in Northern NSW residential aged care facilities.

Northern NSW

Change Futures
07 3153 1093
www.changefutures.org.au/residential-aged-care-services
EACH – Care Finder Support

If someone requires care finder support, EACH can connect them with a dedicated care finder.

Coffs Harbour, Clarence Valley, and Richmond Valley, Port Macquarie-Hastings, Kempsey, Nambucca and Bellingen

EACH (Lead agency for the Therapeutic Alliance)
1300 003 224
each.com.au/support-older-adults

Health Professionals Training & Support

Training to become an Aboriginal Mental Health First Aid Instructor

For Aboriginal community members interested in mental health first aid.

Lismore

Namatjira Haven Drug and Alcohol Healing Centre
(02) 6626 1098
www.namatjirahaven.com.au
Clinician support to deliver best practice drug and alcohol management services

For Jullums Aboriginal Medical Service staff.

Lismore and surrounds

Rekindling the Spirit
(02) 6622 1117
www.rekindlingthespirit.org.au
Clarence Valley Community Based Suicide Prevention Committee

Funding will contribute to the ongoing employment and hosting of the Our Healthy Clarence Project Coordinator, and support the development and implementation of strategies designed to achieve the objectives of the Our Healthy Clarence Plan.

Clarence Valley

New School of Arts
(02) 6640 3800
www.ourhealthyclarence.org.au

Community Members Services

headspace Youth Mental Health Services – Grafton

For people aged 12-25 seeking support for mental and physical health, work and study, and alcohol and other drugs.

Grafton

headspace Grafton
(02) 6642 1520
www.headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/grafton
Northern Rivers Community Healing Hub

Community healing and cultural connection activities with a focus on isolated and remote communities.

Northern Rivers

Rekindling the Spirit
0457 880 181
www.nrchh.org
Care Coordination and Supplementary Services (CCSS) – Port Macquarie

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with chronic health conditions who access Werin Aboriginal Corporation.

Port Macquarie

Werin Aboriginal Corporation
(02) 6589 4000
www.facebook.com/werinmedicalclinic
headspace Kempsey

Free or low-cost youth health services for young people aged 12-25.

Mid North Coast, Hastings Macleay, Northern Rivers/Clarence Valley and Tweed Valley

Samaritans

headspace Youth Mental Health Services – Coffs Harbour

For people aged 12-25 seeking support for mental and physical health, work and study, and alcohol and other drugs.

Coffs Harbour

headspace Coffs Harbour
(02) 6652 1878
www.headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/coffs-harbour
ACON Recovery and Resilience Service

Counselling, care coordination and education for LGBTQ+ people and people living with HIV impacted by the 2022 floods.

Northern Rivers

ACON Health Limited
1800 633 637
www.acon.org.au
Neighbourhood Care Network

Development of culturally safe disaster preparedness tools and disaster planning for Aboriginal families.

Mid North Coast

Neighbourhood Care Network Incorporated
02 6655 1121
neighbourhoodcarenetwork.org.au
Lifeline Direct

Low intensity mental health support and trauma-based education for people impacted by the 2022 floods.

Northern Rivers

Lifeline Direct
1300 152 854
lifelinedirect.org.au/hunter/services/community-engagement
North Coast Health Connect

Launching in late 2022, North Coast Health Connect will provide 24/7 nurse triage via phone or webchat.

Mid North Coast, Hastings Macleay, Northern Rivers/Clarence Valley and Tweed Valley

Amplar Health, The George Institute

Murwillumbah Community Recovery and Resilience Project

Case coordination, recovery conversations, cultural healing and trauma-based education programs.

Northern Rivers

Murwillumbah Community Centre
02 6672 3003
mccentre.org.au
headspace Youth Mental Health Services – Port Macquarie

For people aged 12-25 seeking support for mental and physical health, work and study, and alcohol and other drugs.

Port Macquarie

headspace - Port Macquarie
(02) 6588 7300
www.headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/port-macquarie
Aboriginal Social and Emotional Wellbeing Project

Social and emotional wellbeing services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people attending Werin’s Aboriginal Medical Service.

Port Macquarie

Werin Aboriginal Corporation
(02) 6589 4000
www.facebook.com/werinmedicalclinic
Lake Cathie Community Placemaker

Hub for community members to access service information and participate in health and wellbeing programs.

Lake Cathie

Port Macquarie Neighbourhood Centre
(02) 6583 8044
www.hastingsneighbourhoodservices.org.au
Leading the Way: what Indigenous-led recovery looks like

Cultural connection and knowledge-sharing to consolidate the lessons learned in the Indigenous community response to the 2022 Northern Rivers floods.

Northern Rivers

The Returning Indigenous Corporation
1300 152 854
thereturning.com.au
Group Flood Recovery Program

Therapeutic group work programs for women in the Lismore region affected by the 2022 floods.

Northern Rivers

Northern Rivers Women and Children’s Services - Heartfelt House
02 6628 8960
www.heartfelthouse.org
headspace Youth Mental Health Services – Tweed Heads

For people aged 12-25 seeking support for mental and physical health, work and study, and alcohol and other drugs.

Tweed Heads

headspace Tweed Heads
(07) 5589 8700
www.headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/tweed-heads
Care Coordination and Supplementary Services (CCSS) – Lismore

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with chronic health conditions who access Jullums AMS.

Lismore

Rekindling the Spirit - Jullums Aboriginal Medical Service
(02) 6621 4366
www.jullums.com
Care Coordination and Supplementary Services (CCSS) – Coffs Harbour

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with chronic health conditions who access Galambila Aboriginal Health Service.

Coffs Harbour

Galambila Aboriginal Health Service
(02) 6652 0800
www.galambila.org
Each One Matters

Counselling and mental health support for people living in Mid North Coast residential aged care facilities.

Coffs Harbour, Bellingen, Nambucca Heads, Kempsey, Port Macquarie

EACH
(02) 6588 7300
Mackillop College Aboriginal Cultural Program

Cultural connection activities for Aboriginal students at Mackillop college and the wider community.

Port Macquarie

Mackillop College
02 6583 2632
pmaclism.catholic.edu.au
Maclean Service Centre

A weekly hub where the Maclean community can access community and health information and services.

Maclean

Clarence Valley Council
(02) 6645 0254
www.clarence.nsw.gov.au
Gulgihwen Withdrawal Management Residential Rehabilitation

For Aboriginal men with both drug and alcohol and mental health issues.

Ballina, Lismore, Byron Bay, Casino, Kyogle

Namatjira Haven Drug and Alcohol Healing Centre
02 6628 1098
www.namatjirahaven.com.au
Care Coordination and Supplementary Services (CCSS) – Ballina

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with chronic health conditions who access Bullinah AHS.

Ballina

Bullinah Aboriginal Health Service
(02) 6681 5644
www.bullinahahs.org.au
Uki Neighbourhoods Project

Building the capacity of neighbourhoods in the Tweed to support each other in the event of natural disaster.

Northern Rivers

Resilient Uki

resilientuki.org
Care Connect

Aftercare support and treatment to people 16 years and over at risk of or have previously attempted suicide or self-harm.

Port Macquarie, Kempsey, Bellingen, Nambucca Valley and Coffs Harbour regions

Social Futures
1800 718 573
Ngunya Jarjum Aboriginal Corporation

Development of culturally safe disaster preparedness tools and disaster planning for Aboriginal families.

Northern Rivers

Ngunya Jarjum Aboriginal Corporation
02 6626 3700
ngunyajarjum.com
Change Futures Older Persons Services

Counselling and mental health support for people living in Northern NSW residential aged care facilities.

Northern NSW

Change Futures
07 3153 1093
www.changefutures.org.au/residential-aged-care-services
Bowraville Healing Project

Provides Aboriginal narrative therapy services to improve the social and emotional wellbeing.

Bowraville

Jaanymili Bawrrungga Incorporated

Mid North Coast Legal Centre

Community legal education workshops to support disaster recovery.

Mid North Coast

Mid North Coast Legal Centre
0416 048 972
mnclegal.org.au
Activ8 Recovery Program

Individualised and trauma-informed therapeutic support for young people aged 14 - 18 who have been impacted by the 2022 floods.

Northern Rivers

Human Nature Adventure Therapy
0477 176 312
humannature.org.au
headspace Youth Mental Health Services – Lismore

For people aged 12-25 seeking support for mental and physical health, work and study, and alcohol and other drugs.

Lismore

headspace Lismore
(02) 6625 0200
headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/lismore/
Care Coordination and Supplementary Services (CCSS) and Aboriginal Outreach Worker (AOW) Program – Coffs Harbour, Bellingen and Nambucca

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who access mainstream general practices in Coffs Harbour, Bellingen and Nambucca.

Coffs Harbour, Bellingen and Nambucca

Coffs Harbour GP Super Clinic
02 6691 3573
www.coffsharbourgpsuperclinic.com.au
Casino Community Kitchen Project

Health and nutrition programs delivered through the Oak Centre Community Kitchen in North Casino.

Casino

Momentum Collective
(02) 6662 2898
www.mymomentum.org.au
Care Coordination and Supplementary Services (CCSS) – Kempsey

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with chronic health conditions who access Durri Aboriginal Corporation Medical Service.

Kempsey

Durri Aboriginal Corporation Medical Service
(02) 6560 2300
www.durri.org.au
Care Coordination and Supplementary Services (Bugalwena General Practice)

Aims to improve health and access outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with chronic health conditions.

Tweed Valley

Rekindling the Spirit

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Project

This project provides Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in the Ballina Local Government Area with improved access to psychological and psychiatry services and support with care navigation.

Ballina

Bullinah Aboriginal Health Service

bullinahahs.org.au
Aboriginal Emotional and Social Wellbeing Project

Social and emotional wellbeing services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people attending Galambila’s Aboriginal Medical Service.

Coffs Harbour

Galambila Aboriginal Corporation
(02) 6652 0850
www.galambila.org
Care Coordination and Supplementary Services (Clarence Valley & Richmond Valley)

Aims to improve health and access outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with chronic health conditions.

Clarence Valley, Richmond Valley

Rekindling the Spirit

Wardell Resilience and Wellness Program

Mental health outreach and community engagement activities to support the Wardell community.

Northern Rivers

Wardell Community Organised Resilience Effort (CORE)
0431 716 457
www.wardellcore.community
Strong Community Program

A range of free mental health and wellbeing supports to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Northern Rivers region.

Northern Rivers

Lives Lived Well
0456 447 790
liveslivedwell.org.au/strongcommunity
Above Water

A trauma-informed community development project to support the Lismore community's recovery following the 2022 floods.

Northern Rivers

Resilient Lismore
02 6672 3003
www.floodhelpnr.com.au
Care Coordination and Supplementary Services (CCSS) and Aboriginal Outreach Worker (AOW) Program – Port Macquarie and Kempsey

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who access mainstream general practices in Port Macquarie and Kempsey.

Port Macquarie and Kempsey

Werin Aboriginal Corporation
02 6589 4000
www.facebook.com/werinmedicalclinic
Trauma and Resilience Program

Trauma education and resilience training programs for aged care staff working with older people in their homes.

Northern Rivers

Mullumbimby Psychology
02 6684 4748
mullumbimbypsychology.com.au
Kyogle Together Incorporated

Youth program that provides educational and recreational activities, training, mentoring, leadership and employment opportunities for young people.

Northern Rivers

Kyogle Together
02 5627 5006
kyogletogether.org.au
Safe Haven North Coast

Community support and wellbeing hubs to support flood-impacted communities

Woodburn, Lismore, Mullumbimby and Murwillumbah

The Buttery

safehavennc.org.au
Oz Green-Global Rivers Environmental Education Network

Community disaster resilience and healing projects.

Mid North Coast

Oz Green-Global Rivers Environmental Education Network
0466 496 993
www.ozgreen.org
Mudyala Bush Food Garden

Development of a native bush foods garden in the Clarence Valley.

Clarence Valley

Mudyala Aboriginal Corporation
0432 341 545
mudyala.org.au
Head to Health Lismore hub

In-person mental health services and information at the Lismore Health Precinct

Mid North Coast, Hastings Macleay, Northern Rivers/Clarence Valley and Tweed Valley

Open Minds

The Way Back Support Service

Suicide prevention service available to people discharged from hospital emergency departments.

Tweed Valley, Northern Rivers and Clarence Valley

New Horizons
0435 186 431
www.newhorizons.org.au

Community Members Training & Support

Care Coordination and Supplementary Services (CCSS) and Aboriginal Outreach Worker (AOW) Program – Tweed, Byron, Ballina, Lismore, Richmond Valley, Kyogle and Clarence Valley

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who access mainstream general practice in Tweed, Byron, Ballina, Lismore, Richmond Valley, Kyogle and Clarence Valley.

Tweed, Byron, Ballina, Lismore, Richmond Valley, Kyogle and Clarence Valley

Rekindling the Spirit
(02) 6622 1117
www.rekindlingthespirit.org.au
Training to become an Aboriginal Mental Health First Aid Instructor

For Aboriginal community members interested in mental health first aid.

Lismore

Namatjira Haven Drug and Alcohol Healing Centre
(02) 6626 1098
www.namatjirahaven.com.au
Mackillop Family Services

Evidence-based programs to improve the wellbeing and resilience of children, young people, and adults impacted by natural disaster.

Northern NSW

Mackillop Family Services
1300 379 569
www.mackillop.org.au
Each One Matters

Counselling and mental health support for people living in Mid North Coast residential aged care facilities.

Coffs Harbour, Bellingen, Nambucca Heads, Kempsey, Port Macquarie

EACH
(02) 6588 7300
Woolgoolga Neighbourhood Centre

Disaster education and planning for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) agricultural communities.

Mid North Coast

Woolgoolga Neighbourhood Centre Inc
02 6654 1598
woolgoolganeighbourhoodcentre.org.au
Mid North Coast Legal Centre

Community legal education workshops to support disaster recovery.

Mid North Coast

Mid North Coast Legal Centre
0416 048 972
mnclegal.org.au
Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Project

This project provides Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in the Ballina Local Government Area with improved access to psychological and psychiatry services and support with care navigation.

Ballina

Bullinah Aboriginal Health Service

bullinahahs.org.au
Community First Aid Training

First aid training provided to community members in small, isolated communities with limited access to medical services.

Region wide

Pulsestart Training Solutions

www.pulsestart.com.au
Clarence Valley Community Based Suicide Prevention Committee

Funding will contribute to the ongoing employment and hosting of the Our Healthy Clarence Project Coordinator, and support the development and implementation of strategies designed to achieve the objectives of the Our Healthy Clarence Plan.

Clarence Valley

New School of Arts
(02) 6640 3800
www.ourhealthyclarence.org.au
For more information visit https://hnc.org.au/commissioned-services.
These activities are supported by funding from the Australian Government under the PHN Program