GUIR’s Services

How we support our Indigenous community 

Services Summary

Our service offerings have been developed based on community needs and evidence based research around approaches and programs that deliver true outcomes for participants in the short, medium and long term but also impact the improvement in Aboriginal mental health outcomes across the community.

We engage with Aboriginal people who are at risk, community and public sector service providers delivering services to the Aboriginal community. Our focus is on the key sectors below to work on an early intervention and community based approach across multiple programs and policy development areas. We advise on policy development and program delivery to ensure that government policy, funding and focus are maximised.

Who - sectors What


  • Primary & secondary
  • Higher/Tertiary

Primary & Secondary outcomes improvement programs – boys only with focus on Parental and community engagement (Gamarada Healing Juniors) Higher & Tertiary – cultural communications capability in medicine/nursing/public health; social work/criminology study areas – for students and lecturing staff (train the trainer)

Juvenile Justice

To improve recidivism rates, reduce suicide and create diversionary activities/behaviours Strategic advocate – speaking and raising awareness – use Gamarada Healing & Life Skills program as platform Program Audit and Assessment – leading to program improvement

Program Design and Delivery

Cultural capability training and development in service delivery personnel – legal profession, police, prison and rehabilitation professionals

Mental Health

Advisory services to key mental health policy development bodies and service providers

Tailored program development and delivery

Gamarada Healing & Life Skills Program - 2 day / 10 week and ½ day programs Implementation advice Program evaluation and improvement advice

Cross sector

Participation in advisory panels Development and delivery of consultative community and stakeholder programs