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Maga Barndi Social & Emotional Wellbeing Support

Our social and emotional wellbeing team consists of a social support coordinator, social worker, psychologist, social health worker trainee and a mental health trainee. The team provides holistic and culturally appropriate social support services to support families and individuals in crisis. Counselling is available for adults and children for depression, anxiety, trauma, anger management and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Aboriginal Health Community Re-Entry Program

GRAMS provides a ‘through care’ program for those due to be released from prison within 6 months. This program assists in getting people back in contact with their local AMS or doctor and focuses on chronic disease and family support. It is available twice weekly at the prison.

Bringing Them Home

The Bringing Them Home program provides counselling, family tracing, reunion services and support to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in the Mid West and Murchison region. This service is available Monday to Wednesday appointment through reception.

Healthy for Life Program

This Project aims to improve the health of our community and is "For you ,your baby, your family and Community". It focuses on increasing access to child and maternal health services as well as the prevention, early detection and management of chronic disease with the aim of reducing the incidence and improving long term health outcomes.

Regional Tobacco Program

The  Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) Program at Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Service (GRAMS) aims to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by reducing tobacco use.

The TIS Team are here to support people in their journey towards quitting smoking and have many resources available e.g. referral to Quitline and smoking cessation counselling.       

The GRAMS TIS Team deliver several activities within GRAMS and in the Geraldton and Murchison Outreach communities to assist smokers quit and to provide information on the effects of tobacco smoking to you and your family.

GRAMS TIS team activities include:

  • encouraging community involvement in and support for local tobacco control activities
  • increasing community understanding of the dangers of smoking and chewing tobacco and the links between tobacco and chronic disease
  • improving knowledge, skills and understanding of the health impacts of smoking and pathways to quitting among workers and community leaders
  • promoting the benefits of never becoming a smoker
  • seeking to reduce environmental smoke and exposure to passive smoking
  • improving access to targeted support to quit through clinical and non-clinical services.

For further information please contact the TIS team at GRAMS on 9956 6555

More Than Medicine Program

Currently available 3 days per week to both chronic disease patients and other patients referred by GRAMS GP. Support and advice for clients regarding healthy living, food choices and exercise (12 week program). Program includes assorted weights, water cycles, cross trainers, step ups, treadmill, abdominal rockers and a multi gym all supervised by a physiotherapist. The GRAMS Walking Group is also available for patients not yet medically cleared.

WA Centre for Rural Health Student Programs

The WA Centre for Rural Health (WACRH) in partnership with GRAMS are developing and running programs in speech pathology (child development, adults), exercise physiology (inter-professional rehabilitation and GRAMS staff wellness) and physiotherapy (clinic services and inter-professional rehabilitation). These programs are run by final year Allied Health, Nursing and Pharmacy students on clinical placement with WACRH under supervision.