Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social and emotional wellbeing

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social and emotional wellbeing

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social and emotional wellbeing services in our region focus on the Aboriginal Communities’ knowledge of their needs and how to address them.

At all times, cultural safety is respected, creating an environment which is safe for people to be who they are and express what they need.

The services below are offered by mainstream and Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCO) or Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHO) based in eastern and north eastern Melbourne.

Eastern Melbourne PHN commissioned services in our region

Oonah Belonging Place (ACCHO), formerly Healesville Indigenous Community Services Association: The Social and Emotional Wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People Program aims to improve social and emotional health and wellbeing for all ages, enhance access to mental health, suicide prevention, and AOD services, and re-connect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in eastern Melbourne to culture, land, and community. See resource here.

First Peoples’ Health and Wellbeing (ACCHO): Provides culturally safe health care, including support for social and emotional wellbeing, to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in north eastern Melbourne.

Bupup Wilam (ACCO): An assessment and treatment service which includes early learning support, parenting support, clinical treatments, cultural strengthening and connection, and referral for other social needs.

Yarra Valley Aboriginal Health: Provides psychological and social and emotional wellbeing support, including clinical psychological services, case management, and care coordination, for the Outer East Aboriginal community.

Psychological Support for Inner and Outer North Aboriginal Community, delivered by Banyule Community Health: Provides psychological and social and emotional wellbeing support, including case management and care coordination.

Yumarrala Ngarrdji NDIS Access Project, delivered by Oonah Belonging Place, Wellways, and Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (in partnership with EACH): Improves access to the NDIS for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members through outreach support, capacity building, and developing culturally appropriate NDIS resources. See resource here.


EMPHN Mental Health Referral and Access team