Initially time was spent on mapping existing services for Indigenous youth in the catchment to identify unmet needs and develop and support the creation of youth specific services which address these needs.
About Indigenous Youth Service
Initially time was spent on mapping existing services for Indigenous youth in the catchment to identify unmet needs and develop and support the creation of youth specific services which address these needs. Some of the roles within this are:
- Identify existing and new community participants
- Culturally safe and relevant support
- Create and strengthen networks with existing and potential partners to support and expand services i.e.: Dept. of Justice, DHHS
- Implement the IAE work plan and priorities
- Links with other agencies
- Links between IAEP staff
- Out Of Home Care links, carer supports
- Develop and conduct cultural programs to strengthen identity
- Create central point of contact for ease of referrals
- Support families by supporting their children with a specific focus on single parent families
What can I expect from this service?
- We will provide services that are cultural sensitive to the Aboriginal community
- As Star Health provides a wide range of health services, we can link you with the service(s) that are most suitable for your needs
What does Star Health do that’s different?
- We have a dedicated Indigenous Access team of staff
- As Star Health is a leading provider of a full range of health and wellbeing services, we ensure a coordinated and multidisciplinary approach to best meet your needs
- All our staff are highly experienced and qualified professionals
How do I access Indigenous Youth Services?
People who are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander can access this service. It is available from Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.
The service may be delivered at the Star Health site in St Kilda and in the community.
How much will it cost?
These services are free of charge.
Call 9525 1300 and ask to speak to the Indigenous Access Coordinator.