Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Liaison Officers (ALOs) are available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples from the ACT that are accessing or needing to access mental health, justice health, or alcohol and drug services within Canberra Health Services. ALOs work closely with health professionals within these services, as well as staff in community organisations, such as Winnunga Nimmityjah, Gugan Gulwan, and other agencies to support your ongoing health needs.
ALOs work collaboratively with your treating team to support you and your family/carers. This support may include:
Accessing the service
You don’t need a referral to access this service. Ask to speak to an ALO whenever you use a mental health, justice health, or alcohol and drug service. Our ALOs visit a number of our services, including:
The ALOs also provide outreach to relevant community organisations.
You can also access an ALO by calling 02 5124 1739 during business hours and asking to be directed to an ALO.
Monday to Friday: 8:30am – 4.51pm
02 5124 1739
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