Akeyulerre Healing Centre – Bush Schools
This is the third stage of a two year opportunity for us to provide the teaching of ‘old way knowledge’ to young Arrernte children on country. We take children with Elders onto their country to learn all aspects of their relationships, songs, story and dance in an environment that values cultural systems of knowledge transfer.
Akeyulerre Healing Centre – Family Support
We support Arrernte Elders to pass on knowledge, support Ngankeres in their healing work and collect, prepare and provide bush medicines to our people. We help support people to access the services that are available in the community and provide whole – of – family support, because we realise that people’s health and well-being is linked to the health and well-being of the community. The centre provides a safe environment free from violence and stress, where families support each other. We hold family BBQ nights, conduct country visits, visit Elders in the community and support access to healing ceremony for mainstream services in addition to local families.
Akeyulerre Healing Centre – Traditional Healing
The Department of Social Services have provided a three-year funded project through their Strengthening Communities Program to support Interrentye by providing business support and management to increase its financial independence and further develop its business operations. This is done by increasing Aboriginal employment and work-related skills with the goal of enabling the young women to independently run the business.A strong partnership with Arid Zone Research Institute (AZRI) has provided a much-needed safe, clean working environment for production, storage and the propagation of key medicinal plants.
Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (CAAC)
Central Australian Congress has over 40 years of experience providing primary health care for Aboriginal people living in Central Australia. The organisation’s comprehensive range of culturally appropriate services and programs care for the social, emotional, cultural and physical health and well being of Aboriginal people.
Congress – Social & Emotional Wellbeing Service
Our Social & Emotional Wellbeing Service provides Aboriginal people and their families including children and adolescents with holistic and culturally appropriate primary health care for social and cultural wellbeing, mental health and community connectedness including:
- confidential counselling and psychological services including psycho-education;
- social and cultural support including case management, Women’s and Men’s bush trips, art therapy, access to local language speakers and connection to country;
- drug and alcohol treatment for Aboriginal people experiencing the effects of harmful alcohol and alcohol use; and
- a dedicated GP service.
- Aboriginal Healing
- Aboriginal Primary Health Care
- Allied Health
- Child Health
- Community Health
- General Practitioners
- Health Education & Promotion
- Men’s Health
- Mental Health
- Nutrition & Dieticians
- Patient Support
- Peer Support Services
- Pregnancy & Birth
- Reproductive Health
- Sexual Health
- Transgender & Gender Diverse Health
- Women’s Health