AOD Outreach Worker
Duncan Giblin is an Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Worker from The Link Youth Health Service (The Link) in Hobart.
Duncan offers case management, counselling and support services to young people aged 12-25 years who have identified substance use as an issue. Duncan aims to help people find the best way to work through areas that they find challenging with substance use. Duncan also provides harm reduction information and referral options to young people who may need support to work with other services. Duncan describes his approach as ‘working through all areas that might be contributing to someone’s substance use at their own pace’. Duncan has worked in the community services sector since 1997 and is interested in helping young people to work out strategies for things that they want to change. Outside of his work at The Link Duncan likes to be out in the elements engaged in mountain biking, trail building, sea kayaking, fishing and photography.
Duncan is available for weekly AOD appointments at Karadi on Friday from 10am to 3pm as part of The Link’s new AOD outreach service.
Karadi have been fortunate enough to secure the lovely Mel, from Lonvara Life Coaching to do monthly sessions at Karadi. Do you have anxiety, feeling down, need someone to talk to, want to achieve more but fear taking that extra step, do you want to feel calmer, would you like to undergo hypnotherapy to learn deep relaxation?
Mel can assist with:
NLP (Nero Linguistic Programing)
Personal Life Coaching.
We currently have Appointments available on the following dates:
Monday 27th July
Monday 31st August
Monday 28th September
Please call the office on 62723511 to make a booking.
NAIDOC Week 2015
NAIDOC week is fast approaching. Activities and dates will be published early June.
National Youth Week 2015
Theme: "It starts with us".
Yesterday Karadi held an National Youth Week activity - a screening of the 2011 movie "Bully". The movie follows several young teens through a year at high school. It follows the loss of several families who have had children suicide, due to constant, physical and physiological abuse.
It was graphic, confronting, brutal and honest. Everyone viewing the movie was left with an overwhelming sense of empowerment to take a stand against bullying, fitting in perfectly with the theme for this year, "It starts with us".
Some of the feedback received was:
"tell someone if bullying is happening to you - its not ok, its wrong and cruel".
"Be a friend to someone who is being bullied, you could be the difference in their world".
"We have seen similar stuff happening on our school bus, we now know that what they are doing is 'bullying' and we should definitely tell the teachers, the school principal and our parents or carers".
For anyone with teens over 14, we would highly recommend that you watch this and probably watch it with your child. Also make sure you have tissues ready - you will need them.
Karadi have free Podiatry sessions available on selected dates up until June at Glenorchy Community Health Centre. (bookings must be made through Karadi). The appointments are for 30 minutes. longer appointments can be made if required.
These sessions are not only for existing foot problems but are also a good introduction for children to also have their feet checked and assessed.
If you would like any further information or would like to make an appointment please contact Lorraine on 62723511.
Karadi are pleased to announce that we have been funded to provide chronic disease case care coordination in the Northern Suburbs, particularly the 7030 area. This includes Bridgewater, Gagebrook, Brighton, Mangalore, Bagdad and surrounds.
Care coordinators provide intensive one-to-one support for Aboriginal people who have been diagnosed with a chronic condition or disease.
GP referral is required to access this free service. We can organise this for you if you haven't yet been referred.
The care coordination program aims to improve health by working with all primary health care providers involved in care of the patient to ensure patients are accessing services consistent with the care recommended by their GP.
Care coordinators provide culturally sensitive care, advocate on behalf of Aboriginal patients and have a good understanding of the local health system. They also assist patients to attend appointments and coordinate health care, liaise with all providers involved in the care of the patient, provide links to other community services that may be of benefit and help the patient to develop self-management skills.
Care coordinators have access to a flexible pool of funding that can provide financial assistance to ensure important follow-up care is continued or that specialist appointments, diagnostic tests or allied health appointments are accessed where these services are not otherwise available in a clinically acceptable timeframe. These ‘supplementary services’ funds can also be used by care coordinators to acquire some medical aids.
For more information please call contact our Aboriginal Health workers Emma or Jacob on 6272 3511.