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GCPHN Commissioned Activity - Services provided by Lives Lived Well, QuIHN, Krurungal A&TSI Corporation 

AoD Services

We are pleased to announce that Gold Coast Primary Health Network (GCPHN) has funded two services to provide early and post treatment support services, and an Indigenous organisation to provide services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across the Gold Coast.  

Lives Lived Well and QuIHN, two well established local service providers, will be working together to provide professional drug and alcohol treatment and support services for people living in the northern Gold Coast region. 
The northern part of the Gold Coast was strongly identified through the GCPHN Needs Assessment as an underserviced area, and it is exciting that we can support greater access to treatment for this part of the community. These two new services will be delivered from Nerang, Southport and north to Ormeau.
 Experienced drug and alcohol workers from each service will provide mobile outreach options for treatment to bring services closer to people who need them. A new service hub at Nerang operated by Lives Lived Well will provide local face to face access, drop in opportunities, community engagement and information provision. 
 Krurungal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation for Welfare, Resource and Housing has been funded to deliver a community alcohol and other drug treatment support service to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community across the Gold Coast.
 A small team of alcohol and other drugs support workers will provide culturally appropriate one-on-one support and supported referral for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are in need of Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) interventions and are willing to accept support. Krurungal will be working closely with AOD professionals at Kalwun Health Service who will be providing the clinical support for the individual.
The service will enhance and better integrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander AOD services at a local level and is closely connected with other services including Indigenous service providers, AOD treatment and health services, suicide prevention programs and mental health services.  
These are free and confidential services. People can self refer by contacting the service of their choice. Referrals are also welcome from other providers such as health professionals, community organisations and mental health services.

How to access these services

  • People can self-refer by contacting the service of their choice.
  • Health professionals including GPs, community organisations and mental health services can refer into these services by contacting the service of their choice.
Referrals can be made through calling or emailing the services listed in the 'Commissioned Services' tab below.

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