Nimbin Collaborative - Mental Health Services

NEW! The Nimbin Collaborative

Providing a wide range of mental health and psycho-social supports in Nimbin every week.

Based at Nimbin Neighbourhood and Information Centre, 71 Cullen Street, Nimbin.

Services available via the Nimbin Collaborative are operating on a fortnightly rotation at NNIC as follows:

Tuesdays (as from 26th Sept)

Week One: The Buttery 10am - 3pm

Week Two: Momentum Collective 10am—4pm

Every Wednesday

NNSW Local Health District Community Mental Health 10am - 4pm

Thursdays (as from 28th Sept)

Week One: Social Futures Youth Services 10am - 4pm


Wellways Mental Health Support 10am-3.30pm

Week Two: Open Minds 10am - 4pm

Rekindling the Spirit 10am to 3pm (at Allsopp Park or or at a clinic room at the Nimbin Hospital when a Doctor is available.)


GROW - Wednesdays 12.30-2.30pm at the Dance Studio at the Community Centre - 81 Cullen Street.

What Do the various services offer me?

NNSW Local Health District Community Mental Health Short term clinical support to people experiencing serious mental health issues

The Buttery Alcohol and Other Drugs support service.

Momentum Collective Mental Health and Disability supports, including supported housing options.

Social Futures Youth Support Service Connecting Home Youth Program– supports young people aged 16-24 experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

Wellways providing generalist mental health supports and specialist support for men.

Open Minds tailored, psychosocial support to people experiencing and/or living with a complex mental health condition/s., assisting people to live and recover in the way that they want to. Providing Community Living Supports Program (CLS), Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative Program (HASI), and Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative - Flood Assistance Program (HASI-FA).

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.



What wasNimbin 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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