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About CAHMA

CAHMA Services Peer Based Representation

The Connection

Treatment Support Service Case Management
 


Services CAHMA offers.


 
 

CAHMA implemented Australia's first Peer Naloxone distribution program for illicit and injecting drug users, which provides training, naloxone and relevant information with the aim of reducing overdoses and reversing overdoses which do occour. Through this program, we save lives and aim to to empower drug users to take control over their health and enable people to make informed, positive lifestyle choices. To participate in this training and to access take home naloxone, call cahma on 6279 1670 or or email Dave at davidb@cahma.org.au

As well as this, CAHMA runs numerous services for our community. These include The Connection (our indigenous service), various community development programs (usually run through our BBQ's), Peer Education courses and workshops, Case Management services, art projects, a medical clinic (Thursdays, 11am - 2pm), a radio show (2xx -98.3 fm, Tue 10:30am-12pm), and numerous other regular and irregular events.

CAHMA runs peer education workshops for drug users, which provide accurate and relevant information with the aim of reducing risky behaviours and drug related harms. Through education, we aim to empower drug users to take control over their health and enable people to make informed, positive lifestyle choices.

 

We provide Education and Information on:

Drugs and their effects

Safer injecting

Vein Care

Hep C, HIV/AIDS and other Blood Borne Viruses (BBV's)

Sexual Health and Sexually transmissible infections (STI's)

Overdose Prevention

Detox and rehabilitation

Pharmacotherapy treatments (Methadone and Buprenorphine)

Numerous other topics relevant to the life and health of an illicit drug user.

 

Case Management

Case Management is where we work intensively with you to sort out your problems, and get you on the path to a fulfilling life.

Many of our clients are faced with daily problems, from homelessness, to ongoing issues with Centrelink or Housing, to problems with CYPS or with Pharmacotherapy providers (doctors and pharmacists). If these or other things are getting on top of you, come and speak to us about getting a case worker who can help you to sort things out.

We can help you to prioritise what's most important and to start with the most pressing issues and work towards fixing everything in your life that you're not happy with. That's not saying we can fix everything just like that, but we can help you on the path to getting there.

We can help you get to your appointments (and can even go with you if you feel the need of support).

We can help to sort out disagreements and other issues which have arisen between you and other services.

We can help with getting your I.D. sorted out, getting bank accounts set up, and we can help you to work out what's really important to you and work out how you might achieve your goals.

If you are interested in learning more, ring CAHMA on 62 533 643, email us at info@cahma.org.au, or just drop in for a chat. We are located on the first floor of the Churches Centre in Belconnen on the corner of Cohen Street and Benjamin Way.

 

Referral and Advocacy

We can provide you with information on Alcohol and Other Drug Services, as well as other government and community agencies. CAHMA can assist you in accessing the most relevant service for your needs, can provide referral and will advocate for you (speak on our behalf) where necessary.