Nimbin AOD Hub

NEW! The Nimbin AOD (Alcohol and Other Drugs) Hub

A partnership between NNIC and The Buttery. For people who use alcohol and other drugs in Nimbin and surrounds, and/or their families, friends and carers.

Based at NNIC 5 days a week. Clinician available by appointment Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.

How to get an appointment?

No referrals required. You can drop into/call NNIC and see Nicole on our front desk for an appointment. Or call/email the following:

Phone: (02) 6687 1111
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Sevices available

Immediate care

Drop-in and ongoing support for up to 12 months

Crisis intervention and support

Individual counselling/psychosocial supports

Group programs

Case management

Coordination and referrals

Access to Peer Workers

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Other Mental Health/Clinical wellbeing Support Services available in Nimbin:

GROW Peer-to-peer Support Group. The GROW group uses a 12 Step program of recovery and personal growth through mutual help that is developed from lived experience. GROW is free and open to everyone over 18. No referral or diagnosis is required. Join anytime. For more information call Jo on 0483 888 844

Rekindling The Spirit Outreach service to the Aboriginal community of Nimbin. Registered Nurse accompanied by a medical student or an Aboriginal Health Practitioner. The Rekindling the Spirit Youth Group will accompany the Health Service and engage with Youth in various settings. Hepatitis C Point-of-Care testing available.

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What was Nimbin Integrated Services (NIS)?

NIS was a service provided jointly by NNIC and Northern NSW Local Health District, which aims to improve the integration of health and welfare services in Nimbin, and to assist people to access better services related to mental health and substance usage problems.

For the 16 years, the service employed Genevieve Beggs, a Nurse Practitioner with extensive experience, qualifications and advanced skills in mental health and substance use problems. Gen retired in June 2023, and the NIS sadly came to an end.

The Northern NSW Local Health District provided the funding to support the wage and ongoing costs of the position and NNIC provided the office space, on-site support and supervision, administrative support and referrals and was funded until March 2023 by the North Coast Primary Health Network to do so.

Finalist in the 2016 North Coast Primary Health Network Excellence Awards

On Friday 9th September 2016 Nat and Gen attended the North Coast Primary Health Network Excellence Awards in Coffs Harbour. Here we are with the trophy we picked up for being one of 3 finalists in our category. We didn't win but we were thrilled to make the finals and pretty happy to get a trophy!

 

Methamphetamine (Ice) Users - in addition to NIS you can access free and confidential advice and counselling 24 hours a day, via the Stimulants Treatement Line:

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