Wiimpatja Healing Centre

Wiimpatja Healing Centre is a rehabilitation program for men who suffer from alcoholism and drug addiction. The program offers a wrap-around service that supports long term recovery through health care, AOD counselling, well-being programs, life skills programs, short courses and farm activities.

The Healing Centre offers short (4 weeks), medium (6-8 weeks) and long term (12 week) programs.

Referrals into the program come from corrections, court, justice and self-referral.

Services at Wiimpatja:

  • Works Program, including general maintenance around the property
  • Life Skills Program, including cooking and cleaning skills
  • TAFE program – working around the horticulture and landscaping sectors
  • Cultural Enrichment Program – including making cultural artefacts, painting and traditional cooking.
  • Alcohol and Other Drugs Counselling – this program provided individual one on one counselling with the AOD team from MDAS.

Program goals:

  • We will help you to live a healthier life, free of alcohol and drugs.
  • The program gives you the time to work on your health and wellbeing so you can re-enter the community in a healthy and proactive way.
  • We offer you a safe space to work on your problems and difficulties, away from distractions of the community and we assist and support your transition back into the community.
  • The Cultural Enrichment Program focuses on building your strength and self-belief by connecting you back to your culture.

Please note: There are costs associated with the Wiimpatja program – call us for further information.