Aboriginal Sobriety Group Indigenous Corporation Riverland is based in Berri and administers a range of services to provide a complete Social and Emotional Wellbeing pathway for our community.
Our programs aim to improve the health status of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people through the delivery of effective, holistic, culturally appropriate & safe drug and alcohol interventions.
This is achieved by providing a range of alcohol & other drugs and social & emotional wellbeing supports to meet the needs of community and to improve client access to drug and alcohol treatment, mental health and youth support.
Alcohol & Other Drugs/ Social & Emotional Wellbeing (AOD/SEWB)
- First point of contact for drug and alcohol services and support
- Drug and alcohol information, education and assessment
- Drug and alcohol outreach support
- Drug and alcohol referral, advocacy and case management
- Community and family based drug and alcohol interventions
- Referral and follow through to our Residential Rehabilitation Centres
- Inter-agency networking and capacity building
Aboriginal Mental Health contributes to the conveyance of culturally appropriate & safe targeted programs and supports with the aim of promoting positive mental health and social and emotional well-being for Aboriginal community members. This includes:
- Support access to high quality culturally appropriate health services
- A stepped care approach promotes person centred care which targets the needs of the individual
- Community Education
- Moorundie Ruwe Ninkawi’s Group
Youth Work – Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD)
The Youth Worker – AOD program delivers prevention and early intervention support to reduce the impact of substance misuse for Young people 12-25 years of age with substance misuse concerns and/or parents & caregivers with substance misuse concerns.
- Assist clients while at the service through brief therapeutic intervention and referral to suitable services
- Work with families and the community to improve outcomes for individuals and families experiencing AOD issues
- Respond to referrals of clients to the service from internal and external support services
- Deliver single stream training programs which support the practical needs of the clients
- Youth Groups delivered throughout Riverland schools
Mobile Assistance Patrol (MAP)
MAP provides transport to Riverland community members under the influence of alcohol, other substances or situational crisis from public places to places of care, safety and support. The MAP program aims are to:
- To reduce harm arising from the use of alcohol and other substances.
- To improve the safety and well-being of individuals who have been affected by the misuse of alcohol and other substances.
- Maximise the wellbeing of individuals affected by drugs and alcohol by taking them to places of safety including hospitals and other key services.
Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm, Mobile: 0427 013 390
We also have a visiting Psychologist who consults from our office on a fortnightly basis. To refer to this service, clients need a mental health care plan completed by a GP along with a Psychologist referral form. Priority is given to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander community members.
We are located at 3 Wilson Street, Berri. Phone (08) 8580 8700
Referral forms for all of our programs can be found at the referrals section of this website.