Forbes Wiradjuri Suicide Prevention Project/Forbes Wiradjuri Community Empowerment Project
Yoorana Gunya Family Healing Centre Aboriginal Corporation began as Yoorana Gunya Family Violence Healing Centre in 1997 and was initiated by local Aboriginal women as a way to reduce family violence in the community. Since that time we have evolved and expanded our model of care in response to the Forbes Aboriginal communities’ changing needs.
Yoorana Gunya provide culturally appropriate primary health care and social and emotional wellbeing services. Our multi-disciplinary team include GPs, RNs, Aboriginal Health Practitioners, Domestic Violence Specialists, Suicide Prevention Worker, SEWB workers, Practice Manager and our Administrative staff. We have visiting Allied Health professionals including telehealth psychology and psychiatry; podiatrist, dietician, optometrist and audiologist and a visiting skin cancer specialist.
Our Wiradjuri Community Empowerment Project is co-designed with community and through a staged delivery, we aim to increase our workforce capacity by upskilling our staff participating in Aboriginal Mental Health First Aid training and offering AMHFA ‘gatekeeper’ training to our community members.
Ms Taylor Bliss, Operations Manager