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The term social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB) is used by many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to describe the social, emotional, spiritual and cultural wellbeing of a person .
The term recognises their connection to land, sea, culture, spirituality, family and community which are important to people and impact on their wellbeing .
We also recognises that a person’s SEWB is influenced by policies and past events

Our Service

Our service aims is to address the mutli-complex Social and Emotional Wellbeing, Mental Health illnesses, and Alcohol and or Drugs issues impacting the Bourke Local Government Area. We do this through the development of activities, programs and resources provided by  Bourke's Aboriginal community.

The outcomes are designed to enhance health outcomes for all Aboriginal people (spiritual, physical, mental & cultural)

Services we provide

Below is listed services that we provide and if you wish to receive support or any of the below services please contact us


  • Individual counselling, SEWB support and group therapy

  • Case management and referrals

  • Cultural healing, including healing camps

  • Community engagement, outreach

  • Promotion, advocacy and partnerships

  • Family tracing, research and reunions

  • Advocacy (Court, Medical, Legal)


  • Outreach support, referral and liaison

  • Case Management

  • Advocacy

  • Court Support

  • Legal referrals and ongoing support

  • Education & Awareness


  • Women's & Men's Groups

  • Alcohol & Other Drugs support/referrals

  • Connecting to culture and Country

  • Ease of access to Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (GPs, nursing, dental and visiting specialist care provided by Bourke Aboriginal Corporation Health Service)

  • Psychologist & Counselling Services


  • Easy & Culturally appropriate referral pathways for survivors

  • Support with reparations for stolen Generation Survivors

  • Advocacy and follow up with Law Support

Other supports and services


Loss and grief is a normal part of life that everyone experiences at some point. How we experience grief and loss depends on a range of factors, including who or what we have lost, our personality, history and upbringing. This package considers the impact on our cultural heritage, spiritual beliefs, current circumstances, and social support network to provide the best holistic relief. 

mental health first aid

Each year 1 in 5 Australians will experience a mental illness. Many people are not knowledgeable or confident to offer assistance. Physical first aid is accepted and widespread in our community, however most do not cover mental health problems. Mental Health First Aid® (MHFA™) teaches people the skills to help someone who they're concerned about.



WINAR-KARRI provides social activities for Indigenous Women within the Bourke LGA.

Please contact Bourke Aboriginal Corporation Health Service (BACHS) for Clinicians, Aboriginal Health Workers, Admin and Medical staff.

61 Oxley Street, Bourke NSW 2840
(02) 6872 3088