Category Archives: Health and Medical

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200220: Free TB Clinic for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children

Please see the attached Flyers, Questionnaire & Information & Fact sheets on the upcoming clinic for free BCG vaccinations against TB.  The Clinic is scheduled for Tuesday 18/02/2020 at 12:30pm (screening) and returning on Thursday 20/02/2020 at 12:30pm (interpretation of screening) at the Nuriyn Wellness Centre at the Roma Hospital. 


The primary focus of the program is to offer screening an BCG vaccinations against Tuberculosis to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children and children who may travel to high risk countries for Tuberculosis.  The program focuses on children from birth to five years who have not had a previous BCG vaccination.  This vaccination is only offered by this travelling clinic.  Children are not able to access this vaccination through a GP.  Please disseminate this clinic information to families that identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and families that a parent is from a high risk country for Tuberculosis.


The TB Outreach Clinic also provides an opportunity for all health care workers to have a Tuberculosis screening.  The TB screen is encouraged as a baseline going into health care and then every few years thereafter.  All people that require a TB Screen for University Placement can access this free service.

Please call Child Health on 4624 2977 or Kobi House at the Toowoomba Hospital on 4616 6446 to make an appointment.


The Tuberculosis Outreach Clinic is a FREE service.

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200228: Walkabout Barber – Roma – Brian Dowd – Trauma and Recovery Specialist – Postponed

Mitchell and Roma residents are advised that the Walkabout Barber has been postponed. All registrations will remain in the system and a new date will be confirmed in the coming week. Council would like to thank residents for their patience during this time.
For more information, please contact Heather Geary on 0429 547 671.

Walkabout Barber Roma v1-1

Roma registration form link 


Kindly sponsored by the Qld Mental Commission, Western Qld Primary Health Network, Lifeline, Maranoa Regional Council & Surat Aboriginal Corporation.

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200309: Drug Arm – Drug and Alcohol Treatment Service – Next Rehab Program starts 9th March

Drug ArmTHE ROMA AOD REHAB DAY PROGRAM – 12 week Alcohol and Other Drugs treatment program on Monday , Tuesday , Wednesday 9am-3pm . Free, friendly & confidential….. Interested ? Next starts March 9
Call Central Intake to enrol on 07 36208880

 DRUG ARM Australasia is a specialist, non-Government, AOD agency, based upon Christian principles.

The Drug and Alcohol Treatment Service (DATS) enables people to access professional support face-to-face or via telephone. This service offers individuals assistance in addressing any issues relating to their own use of alcohol and other drugs.
You might use DATS if you:
feel you need to talk to someone about what’s going on in your life
could use some support while clarifying your goals and future direction

    •  are worried about your mental health or feeling down or stressed
    •  would like information and education about alcohol and other drugs
    •  are feeling isolated or alone and want to increase your support networks
    •  want to reduce your drug and/or alcohol use

What service is provided?

The Drug and Alcohol Treatment Service (DATS Program) is a comprehensive and structured outpatient alcohol and other drug treatment service for individuals with multiple and complex needs. The service delivers intensive clinical support for people 18 years and over who require ongoing treatment to overcome, or manage harms associated with alcohol and other drugs. The program provides assessment, case management, case formulation, counselling, detox support, psycho-education, social skills training, relapse prevention, and referral strategies. The program is delivered in a welcoming, non-judgmental and confidential environment. Client participation in the DATS program is voluntary.
A DATS episode involves interventions over 12 weekly one hour sessions. Clients seeking support can be seen for up to four consecutive episodes, approximately one year of continued treatment. As the program is voluntary, clients may choose to withdraw before the completion of 12 sessions.
Who provides the service?
A qualified clinical worker will deliver the program sessions. Drug ARM staff are trained in up-to-date counselling practices and techniques. All of the staff are supported by DRUG ARM Australasia to engage in ongoing professional development and supervision. DRUG ARM Australasia is committed to continuous improvement and the provision of effective services.
Feedback and complaints
Periodically workers will ask you questions about how you rate your session. You can also give feedback using a client feedback form and ask at any time about our grievance procedure.

Address: 61 McDowall Street Roma

Website: Drug Arm Australasia

If you would like further information about the DATS program, contact Drug ARMS central intake team on 3620 8880 or email


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Act for Kids

Act for Kids

Act for Kids intensive Family Support program is a free service that helps families under pressure.

We can assist with many issues which some are:

  • Addressing issues such as domestic violence, mental health and substance abuse.
  • Developing stronger life skills such as setting routines, budgets and managing the household
  • Parenting support and strategies to build positive family relationships
  • Managing stress to copy with daily pressures
  • Providing child health and well-being resources
  • Linking into services that support your child development
  • Connecting you with local services, playgroups and other social networks
  • Supporting families with their cultural needs

For more information:

Phone: 07 4687 0200

Fax: 07 4613 5066

Office: 52 Hawthorne Street, Roma

Post: PO Box 256, Roma Qld 4455

Website:  Act for Kids

Facebook:  Act for Kids


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Al-anon is a group formed to help families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with someone with a drink problem.

Al-anon Roma is held every Saturday from 6-7pm in the Justin King Centre next to the Catholic Church.  To attend, it is asked that there be a problem of alcoholism in a relative or friend.

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Anglicare – Extended Hours Dementia Respite

Extended Hours Dementia Respite Anglicare-1Extended Hours Dementia Respite Anglicare-2

The program has been designed to assist family carers of a person with dementia to pursue activities such as  –

  1. Wishing to undertake an accredited course of study – can be online or blended delivery
  2. Looking for work through a job search agency
  3. In paid employment (including working from home) or
  4. Volunteering outside the home

The day respite services are provided at our facility at no cost to family carers who are working, looking for work, studying an accredited course or volunteering.

Eligible clients include people with a diagnosis of dementia, including younger onset dementia or other neurodegenerative condition.


For more information:

P:  (07) 4620 4000 or 1300 610 610.

W: Anglicare Southern Queensland

F: Anglicare Southern Queensland

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