Group Programs

The Gugan Gulwan Drop In is a tailored program that operates daily during centre hours and provides holistic support and continuity for individuals who may have alcohol, tobacco, drug, and mental health issues.

The program is a soft entry point for clients who maybe experiencing exclusion due to behaviours of concern or other challenges. The program is responsive to community needs and is a safe space for the young people to gather with immediate supports available to and for them.

The Gugan Gulwan Bimberi Arts Therapy Program  is comprised was established to meet the need of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people currently detained and who may have experienced alcohol and other drug issues and or mental health.  

Art therapy is recognised as a therapeutic method of engaging clients in self-healing, expression, treatment, rehabilitation and addressing any current or previous behaviours of concern. The program has a strong cultural foundation that further enhances the individual’s understanding of self.

The Gugan Gulwan Koori Leadership Group for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth between the ages of 12-15 years.

The program is holistic in design and provides opportunities for the young people to engage in learning leadership skills, participate in group activities and educational information sessions. Participants in this program develop a deeper understanding of relevant contemporary issues affecting them, the ability to self-advocate, and to improve their own personal development/identity in an environment that is safe, free from judgement and culturally sensitive.

The Drug and Alcohol Arts For Therapy Group at AMC is comprised of young men and women who are currently detained, and who may have experienced alcohol and other drug issues and or mental health.

Art therapy is recognised as a therapeutic method of engaging clients in self-healing, expression, treatment, rehabilitation and addressing any current or previous behaviours of concern. The program has a strong cultural foundation that further enhances the individual’s understanding of self.

This Gugan Gulwan Ted Noffs Art Therapy program is comprised of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people currently receiving treatment for alcohol, drug and or mental health issues. The program is designed to alleviate isolation and exclusion with a number of young people coming from interstate for support and treatment.

Art therapy is recognised as a therapeutic method of engaging clients in self-healing, expression, treatment, rehabilitation and addressing any current or previous behaviours of concern. The program has a strong cultural foundation that further enhances the individual’s understanding of self.

The Gugan Gulwan Lunch Program is a tailored program that operates daily during centre hours and provides holistic support and continuity for individuals who may have alcohol, tobacco and other drug issues.

The program is a soft entry point for clients who maybe experiencing exclusion due to behaviours of concern. The program is responsive to community needs and is delivered in differing locations/events across the ACT region.

The Gugan Gulwan StreetBeat Youth Outreach Program is a tailored health program to reach vulnerable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth in the ACT region. It operates on Friday and Saturday nights targeting meeting places and identified “trouble spots”. The program is holistic in its delivery providing intensive immediate support to individuals with a broad range of information, resources and services.

The Gugan Gulwan Music program is designed to engage and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in the ACT region who have an interest or passion for music. The music program is for young people at elemental or intermediate levels. The program provides a range of musical instruments with ongoing music tuition and performance opportunities.

The Gugan Gulwan School Holiday Program operates every school holidays at the Centre for young Aboriginal and Torres Islander children in the ACT region. The program has a strong cultural foundation and is inclusive of activities, events and practices to facilitate culturally enriching experiences. The program offers young people an opportunity to socialise and to participate in a variety of recreational activities in a supervised safe environment that otherwise may not be available to them.

The Gugan Gulwan Tutoring Program is an individualised program of support for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who are needing additional one on one learning support in the ACT region.