The SEWB Program provides the following services:
- Cultural activities
- Transport and travel assistance
- Referrals to specialist services
Our experienced Case Managers will work with you on a holistic and individualised treatment plan that meets your personal needs and helps you achieve your individual goals. This may also include referring you to other relevant services or agencies for further support.
Anyone can refer to the SEWB program. Some examples of referrals can be from the following:
- Self-referral through the completion of a form
- Internally from a GP, Nurse or Aboriginal Health Worker
- A referral from a school or other service provider
To access the referral form please select below
BRAMS employs a full time Aboriginal Health Worker who provides one-on-one counselling and support for individuals who want to quit smoking or reduce their tobacco intake.
We have a range of educational tools which help explain the ways that different chemicals in cigarettes harm the body, and how smoking at home impacts on other members of the family who don’t smoke.
We can also help with addressing social, financial and emotional pressures which may be contributing to your smoking habit.
You can make an appointment with our Aboriginal Health Worker by calling the BRAMS reception on 9192 1388.
For more information on the Smoking Cessation Program select below.
Health Promotion Events
BRAMS offers a wide range of health promotion events and activities to improve the health and wellbeing of the local community. Our health promotion activities are geared toward prevention strategies and promoting positive health messages, rather than focusing on people at risk of specific diseases.
Tackling Indigenous Smoking Program
BRAMS delivers a Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) Program with the aim of improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by minimising harms related to tobacco use.
It is a multi-component program which aims to:
- Improve community understanding of the dangers of smoking and the link between smoking and chronic disease;
- Improve community knowledge and ultimately reduce exposure to second-hand smoke;
- Challenge smoking as a ‘social norm’ within workplaces and entertainment venues; and
- Ensure tobacco control resources are appropriate, effective and aligned to the needs of the community.
BRAMS employs three TIS Educators who deliver a wide range of services including:
- Tobacco education sessions in schools and workplaces;
- Tobacco awareness at community events;
- Referrals to Quit Line and individual smoking cessation counselling with a Tobacco Aboriginal Health Worker; and
- Working with community members to promote and support local strategies to create smoke-free spaces within the community.
Click on the link for more information about the TIS Program.
Rheumatic Fever Strategy
BRAMS provides a range of activities aimed at the prevention of new and recurrent cases of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD), rather than just treating the progression and complications of the disease.
One of our Aboriginal Health Workers is responsible for:
- Delivering activities which increase community awareness and prompt people to seek clinical assessment and treatment (as required), and to take steps to prevent transmission;
- Implementing local partnerships with a range of community organisations around environmental health factors and chronic disease; and
- Developing and implementing evidence-based health education, promotion and social marketing campaigns.