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Maayu Mali has completed an independent review of the service and its operations and have commenced working to implement and plan around a set of recommendations to improve across a range of indicators;

With short term but effective change we are very excited to see re-engagement with the community to report that we now have been seen good residential uptake for services, as at 23rd March 2022;

11 clients - 7 men and 4 women

2 client successfully completed 

2 new clients 

Residents have commenced appointments with Pius X Social Emotional Wellbeing team for counselling and health check, with Pius X team groups delivered at Maayu Mali. CentreCare has be delivering parenting classes for circle of security – with 6 residents attend every Tuesday for 6 weeks. Every second Thursday Healthwise is presenting across a range of health topics for resident education covering healthy eating, exercising, diabetes. Each Tuesday night with local community members Narcotics Anonymous convenes groups that started the week of 14th March 2022, Moree men’s group  with Mirray Birray meet every second Monday night, the awesome Brent Munro holds boxing every Tuesday night and is getting good numbers.

With Justice Reinvest, residents catered for school groups to host the youth forum and supported the cleaning of SHEA to help the youth forum- men digging the circle for the boys to dance, and then supported Block Party.

Maayu Mali team and residents have been supporting the delivery of fresh fruit and vegies to community members, and as a show of support in unity residents catered for Gordon Copeland memorial march.

Critically we are bringing culture back to the centre of services delivery and service ethos commencing with art groups and inviting local Elders will be providing stories of recovery at Maayu Mali on Thursdays, and residents will be participating in a cultural program with Winangali Infusion - Strong Spirit Program. 

About Us

The Maayu Mali Centre is a rehabilitation centre for Aboriginal people over the age of 18, with the ability to house 14 males and 4 females.

Maayu Mali provides a minimum 12 week residential rehabilitation program for 14 men and 4 women aged 18 years old and over with a 21 month aftercare program. This program is delivered by utilising the Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Residential Rehabilitation Model of Care focusing on culturally safe practice.

The program aims to provide a holistic approach in supporting and healing the whole person including the provision of individual and group treatment, individual case management, skills and training, recreation support, health and fitness, wellbeing, art and cultural support.

We propose to deliver to each client:

100% of clients undertake a comprehensive assessment and an individualised treatment plan.

100% of our clients co-design an aftercare plan.

Clients participate in treatment program including therapeutic groups, case management, cultural, recreation, training and education activities.

Purpose of the Program

The purpose of the program is to promote individual and community wellbeing and reduce harmful substance use through the provision of culturally appropriate alcohol and other drug (AOD) prevention, education, treatment, rehabilitation and aftercare services for Indigenous Australians.

Under the Safety and Wellbeing Program, the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet have funded the Moree Aboriginal Residential Rehabilitation Service with the aim of working towards the following outcomes:

This Service will promote the individual and community wellbeing and reduce substance abuse through the provision of culturally appropriate alcohol and other drug prevention, education, treatment, rehabilitation and aftercare services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

This project is managed by Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Service in partnership with St Vincent de Paul Society.

Individual outcomes for the program are:

Residential Programs For Men/Women

The following programs are conducted as part of the rehabilitation that residents undertake:

Co-Founders And Partners

Maayu Mali is operated in partnership with St Vincent de Paul, who are also involved in the running of Freeman House in Armidale, another rehabilitation centre.

St Vincent de Paul provide support surrounding the service delivery of programs

Freeman House also provides 4 beds to be used for detoxing to enable admittance into Maayu Mali.

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