Our Linked program supports young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Canberra region – in the case that they are experiencing, living with, or at high risk of, the misuse of alcohol and other drugs.
What is Linked?
Linked is a free program that supports you to access the right services, should you be suffering (or at risk of) the effects from the misuse of alcohol and other drugs.
Our care coordinators aim to motivate you to access treatment options locally, while ensuring the involvement of your family in your pathway to better health. They will:
- Help link you to relevant services at the hospital or within the wider community
- Support you to improve your health and wellbeing
- Ensure that you feel connected to the local community in order to encourage a better pathway to health
- Improve your confidence to feel independent and in control of your wellbeing
Where can I access Linked?
Our Care Coordinators cover the Yass Valley, with the support of the Ngunnawal Aboriginal Corporation.
How do I access Linked?
Linked is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Canberra region. You can access this service through self-referral or with a referral from your GP.
- Call us on 02 5109 9750
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This service is supported by funding from COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN through the Australian Government’s PHN program
Marathon Health’s response to COVID-19
A message from our CEO
We are watching the COVID-19 situation develop in our communities and our thoughts are with impacted communities.
Following advice from the Australian Government about physical distancing, we will cease face to face appointments and outreach services, and transition what services we can to virtual servicing via video and phone.
These changes will be effective from Friday 20 March at 5pm, until further notice.
During this time, our two key aims have been to maintain important health services to isolated and vulnerable people, while keeping our staff and their families safe.
Our After Hours GP clinic and telephone services will continue to operate as normal. Please visit After Hours to find out more information.
What this means
- Our physical office locations will be temporarily closed; however, staff will be working from virtual locations, and can still be reached via email or mobile during regular business hours
- For specific services, you may able to speak to your regular staff contact from the comfort of your own home. Our team will be in contact with all clients to ensure the transition to telephone/video delivery is as seamless as possible
- For those services where we are unable to offer telephone/video facilities, one of our team will be in touch to discuss alternative arrangements and reschedule for a later date
We understand this may cause stress in an already uncertain time, and we will endeavour to communicate and provide alternative options wherever possible.
For more general information about COVID-19, please visit credible sources such as health.gov.au.
If you are feeling anxious or worried, there are some great resources and forums available through Beyond Blue. If you are in a crisis, please call triple zero or go to your nearest emergency department. Find 24/7 support in your area here.
Thank you for your support during this difficult time,
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