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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 12 Hansard (Thursday, 1 November 2018) . . Page.. 4787 ..


Relapse prevention;

Leadership and self-empowerment training;

Outdoor education; and

Cartoon therapy.

(2) It is the intention of the ACT Government that the NBHF will be governed and managed by the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community. ACT Health will continue to manage the NBHF as it works towards transitioning the service to a community controlled organisation.

(3) ACT Health has recently contracted with Burbangana Consulting to conduct a review of the NBHF.

The Review will be informed by the principles of cultural competency and will focus on key areas including governance, service delivery, planning and operations, and policy. The review will focus on the following six aspects of the NBHF program:

review of governance arrangements for NBHF and recommendations regarding appropriate governance arrangements into the future.

the range of programs currently delivered and potential future additions or improvements best suited to governance model.

research and consultation in relation to delivery of appropriate and effective programs including processes for client identification and selection, effectiveness of completed programs, and the sustainability of program outcomes following completion.

effectiveness and relevance of governing policies for the NBHF.

staffing levels, training, and supervision procedures.

current infrastructure and best use of the facility to align with program aims, the NBHF governance model, and the needs of the Community.

(4) ACT Health has been progressing towards the full implementation of the detailed service model first developed in 2012. A copy of this model is attached.

As noted in my statement to the assembly on 12 September 2017, ACT Health has been implementing this service model in a phased approach since the opening of the facility.

(5) Many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and other community groups have been invited to attend the NBHF since the official opening on 4 September 2017.

Guests to the NBHF have included;

ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nannies group

A Social and Emotional Wellbeing Women’s group from Wellington NSW

Bulungs Bootcamp

Cultural art groups through Arts ACT

The Healing Foundation

Aboriginal Legal Service

Marathon Health

The Growing Healthy Families Program

Members of the steering committee, Our Booris our way

ACT Human Rights


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