Community Services

The Community Services division of Danila Dilba Health Service provides a range of programs that complement the medical aspects of Danila Dilba.

These programs range from counselling for youth and adults and specialised youth services, to educational-programs on alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, sexual health, domestic violence, intergenerational trauma, mental illness, grief and loss, anger management, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), self-harming, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and many more.

The Community Services division works with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people of different backgrounds and ages: adults, youth, children and young families.

There are seven programs in the Community Services division that deliver tailored programs for Indigenous clients:

  • Tackling Tobacco and Healthy Lifestyles
  • Healthy Kids Program
  • Community Health Educator/Sexual Health
  • Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • Emotional and Social Well Being:
  • Bringing Them Home
  • Dare To Dream
  • Youth Services.

The Emotional and Social Wellbeing Centre
The Emotional and Social Wellbeing Centre at Malak aims to improve the psychological health of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in the Yilli Rreung region.

 The two main programs at the centre are Bringing them Home and Dare to Dream.

Bringing them Home provides counselling and therapeutic services for members of the Stolen Generations and their families. The program helps to address the long-term impact of government policies that saw the removal, displacement and dispossession of Indigenous people.

Dare to Dream is an early intervention mental health program for young Indigenous people up to the age of 18, their families and carers. The program is designed to build resilience, coping skills and improved emotional health and wellbeing among clients as well as support for families and carers.

Palmerston Youth Service
Danila Dilba’s Youth Service in the Palmerston suburb of Gray has a range of programs and activities for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are 12–25 years old.

Our youth service focuses on prevention and early intervention activities to inform and support young people to make positive lifestyle choices.

The service offers one-on-one support and advocacy, group work, as well as other activities such as youth health workshops, camps, youth events, NAIDOC Week activities and holiday activity programs.

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