Raise the drawbridge on full-circle drug services

On 29 August, the Bundaberg NewsMail published a report highlighting the rise and rise of drug-related deaths in our region. It's time we recognised that many of the barriers to positive steps around treatment delivery for substance abuse sit right here in our community.it is time we recognised that many of the barriers to positive steps around treatment delivery for substance abuse sit right here in our community. In June 2016 IWC hosted a Bundaberg region drug forum, using the high profile of Ice as the motivator but understanding fully that all drugs were endemic in our region, with little to no “full-circle” treatment regime in place. More than 80 delegates from 46 frontline services, co

Summer tells of her superpower through Autism

IWC is supporting the Bundaberg Region Options Day 2018, and we would to share this candid story of personal achievement by one of the Options Day ambassadors, Summer Farrelly. IWC is the Bundaberg Region NDIS Local Area Coordinator.

Pharmacy to join IWC Health & Wellbeing Centre

THE IWC Health & Wellbeing Complex in Bundaberg will soon have a new addition to its holistic model of care, with a pharmacy set to open onsite within weeks. “It will be known as The IWC Pharmacy Bundaberg, and provide a valuable component of the whole-of-person care for which our organisation is known,” said IWC General Manager Wayne Mulvany (pictured) “It will enable patients / clients to visit our GPs, Specialists or Allied Health Professionals and go directly to a pharmacy on the same site. “It also means no-fuss delivery of targeted education and information for our clients around prescriptions and medication reviews.” IWC is non-government, community-run and a registered charity. It of

IWC Dietetics delivered in North Burnett sessions

IWC Dietitian Natalie Selever is joining the IWC North Burnett team delivering health and wellbeing services on the ground in North Burnett. “We first started offering access to an Accredited Practising Dietitian through our Coffee in the Park events,” said IWC North Burnett Manager Jenni Toogood. “The community really embraced that opportunity, and it has become clear that the addition of regular on-the-ground IWC-run Dietetics services will be welcomed here as part of the IWC whole-of-person model of care.” The next clinics will be on 24 and 25 September, and every two months after that. “Natalie will be holding regular clinics based in Gayndah, which include home visits as required. IWC w

IWC supports Bibbullmun Bardi exhibition

From August 9 until September 30, in partnership with the State Library of Western Australia, Indigenous design house AARLI is delivering an exhibition titled Bibbullmun Bardi – Exploring Aboriginal Design. This exhibition celebrates seldom-told stories of some of WA’s Aboriginal design icons. The exhibition explores the diversity of West Australian Aboriginal design practice and includes artists , textile and fashion designers such as Bruce Wiggan, Ron Gidgup, Sally Bin Demin, KANINDA, Ticia Designs, Mangkaja art centre, Marnin Studios and Peter Farmer. IWC is delighted to sponsor AARLI.

Design house AARLI delivers new first

LEADING Indigenous designers from across Australia are being showcased in an exciting new Melbourne exhibition Blak Design Matters – and Teagan Cowlishaw of Perth-based design house AARLI is the only West Australian among them. “It is presented by the Koorie Heritage Trust, and explores what Indigenous design is and why it matters,” said Ms Cowlishaw, who founded and runs the AARLI label. “It’s the first national survey of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander design, and is curated by Jefa Greenaway. AARLI is extremely proud to be the only WA indigenous fashion brand to showcase our works as part of a nationwide collective of some very, very talented Aboriginal artists and design

Work progresses on Stage 2

WORK is proceeding on Stage 2 of the IWC Health & Wellbeing Centre. Air-conditioning is now being installed, along with plumbing and electricals. On level 1 of the extension, works are being completed in preparation for the roof going on. The $19.8 million project is co-funded by the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) and is due for completion in 2019.

Top Indigenous designer creates IWC supporter wear

LEADING Indigenous design house AARLI has created a new range of corporate and supporter wear for Aboriginal community-controlled organisation Indigenous Wellbeing Centre (IWC Ltd). “IWC is a sponsor of AARLI, and this step forward into a suite of corporate and supporter wear reflects the success stories of both operations,” said IWC CEO Ara Harathunian. From humble beginnings in 2002 with just one employee, IWC is now a major employer of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, with operations in Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia. AARLI is owned and operated by Aboriginal designer Teagan (TJ) Cowlishaw, who was born in Darwin, is a Bardi descendent and has family li

IDEAS Van returns

WE are pleased to report that the IDEAS (Indigenous Diabetes Eyes and Screening) Van will be returning to the IWC Health & Wellbeing Centre, 184 Barolin St, Bundaberg this Friday 10 August. Our team is in contact with clients using this service and Bundaberg's own Dr Isabel McLean will be providing treatment. The IDEAS Van started coming to Bundaberg in 2016, to provide specialist treatment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people at risk of developing eye issues, or even blindness, due to diabetes. We are pleased to welcome the service back again. The last visit was on 16 February.

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