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- A Gender Agenda
Services include: A Gender Agenda works with the sex and gender diverse community, including transsexuals, transgender people, intersex people, cross-dressers and other gender variant or gender non-conforming people. We provide a range of services including group workshops and peer based support and advocacy. We also provide information, community education and training to individuals, health services, community organisations and employers.
- ACT Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre
Services include: ACT Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre Provides free information and assisted referral to over 650 local community, aged care, disability and other support services, with the aim of assisting the elderly and people with disabilities to remain living independently in their own homes as long as appropriate.
- AIDS Action Council of the ACT
Services include: The AIDS Action Council of the ACT provides support services for people living with HIV. Using a service delivery model, we assist individuals develop coping mechanisms to manage HIV infection. This might include counselling, dietitian clinics, advocacy, support groups and referrals. Using community development principles, we work to provide information and prevention messages about HIV to the Canberra community.
- Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT (ATODA)
Services include: The Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT (ATODA) is the peak body representing the non-government and government alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) sector in the ACT. ATODA seeks to promote health through the prevention and reduction of the harms associated with ATOD.
- Asthma Foundation ACT
Services include: The Asthma Foundation ACT (AFACT) provides asthma information and training to the ACT community, promotes research and advocates on behalf of people with asthma in the ACT. Our mission is to work together to help people with asthma and linked conditions to breathe better.
- Belconnen Community Health Centre
Services include: The Belconnen Community Health Centre delivers expanded health services aimed at assisting clients to manage acute and chronic conditions in the community.
- Camp Quality ACT
Services include: Camp Quality is the children’s family cancer charity that believes in bringing optimism and happiness to the lives of children and families affected by cancer through fun therapy. We believe laughter is the best medicine.
- Canberra Alliance for Harm Minimisation and Advocacy (CAHMA)
Services include: CAHMA provides a peer based user group run by and for past and present illicit/injecting drug users, their families and friends. CAHMA provides advocacy, assistance and education around issues pertinent to the lives of illicit/injecting drug users.
- Canberra Hospital - Alcohol & Drug Services
Services include: Information, advice, referral, intake, assessment and support twenty-four hours a day. Our services include Opioid (Methadone) Treatment Service, Withdrawal Services, Medical Services and Consultation Liaison Services that aim to support and educate clients who are affected by harmful alcohol and drug use.
- Canberra Hospital - Spiritual Support Services
Services include: The provision of multifaith emotional and spiritual support among inpatients, outpatients, family, and staff throughout the Canberra Hospital.
- Cancer Council ACT
Cancer Council ACT is a non government not-for-profit community organisation that aims to promote a healthier community by reducing the incidence and impact of cancer in the ACT region. The Council depends largely on the generosity of the ACT and surrounding community providing donations and supporting fundraising initiatives.
» Information and support
» Tobacco control program
» SunSmart program
» Free publications
» Cancer education programs
» Wig service
» Research grant program.
- Carers ACT
Services include: Carers provide unpaid care and support to family members and friends who have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness or who are frail-aged.
- Chronic Disease Self Management Courses
Services include: A six week health education program to improve patient skills in self managing their chronic disease. This course is FREE and it aims to provide patients with strategies to assist them in managing their long term condition in order to live a healthy life.
- City Health Centre - Alcohol & Drug Services
Services include: Diversion Services which aim to divert people apprehended for drug use or drug related offences from the judicial system into the health system. Counselling and Treatment Services (CTS) provide counselling, support, and a range of therapeutic/ educational groups.
- Conflict Resolution Service - Canberra
Services include: CRS provides a range of services including counselling, community education, information and referral.
- Continence Physiotherapy & Continence Promotion Centre
Services include: ACT Health offer management and advice on pelvic floor rehabilitation, bedwetting clinics, continence physiotherapy, bladder problems, faecal incontinence, continence services for men, bladder and bowel problems in children, self catheterisation and advise on continence products and aids. This service is free for ACT residents.
- Guide Dogs NSW/ACT
Services include: Free assessment and training to people of all ages who have lost some or all of their vision. Aids supplied to enhance independent access to community, vocational and education services include canes, electronic aids, guide dogs, adapted GPS. Services also include public education, access advice, and scanning programs for those who have lost vision due to stroke or Acquired Brain Injury. Training and equipment provided to individuals and agencies is all free if not covered by NDIS.
- headspace - Queanbeyan
Services include: headspace Queanbeyan is an early intervention service which provides support, information and assistance for young people aged 12 to 25 years who are experiencing mild to moderate emotional or mental health issues and/or a substance use issue. We aim to provide support as early as possible to help build skills and strategies for managing emotional and mental health.
- Hepatitis ACT
Services include: Hepatitis ACT is Canberra's community hepatitis organisation. we are funded by ACT Health to provide a comprehensive range of no-cost hepatitis-related services including information, education, training, prevention, support, advocacy and representation and referral.
- Hepatitis Australia
Services include: Hepatitis Austrlalia, incorporated in 1997, is the peak community organisation to progress national action on issues of importance to people affected by hepatitis B and hepatitis C. Our members are the eight state and territory hepatitis organisations.
- Karralika Programs Inc - REVERSED Program
Services include: A drug and alcohol awareness course for repeat drink driving offenders and those with mid to high range prescribed content of alcohol.
- Koomarri Disability Services
Services include: Koomarri is the leading service provider for people with a disability in Canberra and surrounding regions.
- Moruya Community Health
Services include: Provides a range of community services.
- Oncology Massage Limited
Services include: One in two Australians will experience cancer in their lifetime. Oncology Massage Training is a nationally and internationally recognised not for profit training charity. It is dedicated to training fully qualified massage and Bowen therapists to treat those with a diagnosis or history of cancer effectively and safely.
- Palliative Care ACT
Services include: Palliative Care ACT lobby and promote the delivery of quality care at end of life, and to offer compassion and support to the terminally ill, their carers and family. We also run a large and proficient volunteers program at the ACT Hospice (Clare Holland House), patients' homes, residential aged care facilities, Life Stories and at the Day Hospices.
- Pambula Community Health Centre
Services include: The Community health Centre at Pambula provides many aspects of health care including dieticians, diabetic care, wound care, immunisations, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, community nursing, palliative care, cardiac rehab, pulmonary rehab, genetics and a child development unit.
- Queanbeyan Community Health Centre
Services include: A wide range of community based health services to residents of Queanbeyan and former Yarrowlumla area.
- Rehabco - The Rehabilitation Company
Services include: RehabCo is committed to the provision of workplace rehabilitation services to facilitate the timely return to work of injured workers which will maximise the functional recovery, increase independence in the community and minimise the impact of injury.
- SIDS and Kids ACT
Services include: SIDS and Kids ACT provides comprehensive bereavement support following the death of a child during pregnancy, birth, infancy or childhood, regardless of the cuase. SIDS and Kids ACT also deliver education to the community on safe sleeping practices in order to prevent SIDS and fatal sleep accidents.
- Sleep and Lifestyle Clinic
Services include: The Sleep and Lifestyle Clinic is dedicated to providing rapid home-based sleep studies, advice from health professionals and timely treatment. We are the snoring and sleep apnea experts. Matching appropriate solutions to your situation including CPAP acclimatisation and review.
- St John Ambulance Australia (ACT) Inc
Services include: St John Ambulance (ACT) provides quality first aid training to the public and businesses within Canberra. Sales of kits and components and restocking of kits can be obtained either online, in store or through one of our sales reps. Volunteer First Aiders can be organised to attend community events.
- The Royal Society for the Blind - ACT
Services include: The Royal Society for the Blind ACT provides a wide range of rehabilitation and support services that assist people in the ACT who are blind or have low vision, to manage the effects of blindness in their daily lives.
- Toora Women Inc - Lesley's Place
Services include: AOD treatment and support in a residential setting for up to 3 months for women and women with accompanying children. This includes participation in an 8 week AOD Day Program. Outreach support can be provided pre and post alcohol and other drug withdrawal. Lesley’s place works with women to maintain abstinence within a harm minimization framework.
- Toora Women Inc - Women's Information, Resources and Education on Drugs and Dependency (WIREDD)
Service includes: Drug and Alcohol Counselling, D/A Day Program, D/A case management and D/A Support Families and Carers
- Yass Community Health Centre
Services include: Community health service which provides women;s health, generalist counselling, allied health services, child & family health and a sexual assault worker. There is also a mental health team.
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