Yoorana Gunya Family Healing Centre is a wonderful community spot located in Forbes that can help with holistic care, social and mental health, social and emotional wellbeing, medical and nursing care. The Centre opened in August 2012 and has since progressed from being a little house in town to now being an equipped, purpose designed
A wide range of services are available to individuals through the centre, including transport services, access to a variety of specialists, sexual health services and much more. The Centre is an initiative trying to ‘close the gap’ and aside from Forbes also services Parkes, Peak Hill, Condobolin, Cowra, Lake Cargelligo and Murrin Bridge.
“We do quite a lot,” says Donna Bliss at Yoorana Gunya. “It’s not just for Aboriginal people to access either, everyone is welcome here.” “We have funding for specialists in drug and alcohol counselling and a partnership with Lachlan Health.”
The best thing about Yoorana Gunya Family Healing Centre is the relaxed and friendly atmosphere; it lacks the clinical vibe that some centres have. Aboriginal artwork lines the colourful hallways and there are many different spaces to utilise. Also, the staff at Yoorana Gunya love their job and the work they do. “I like the people I work with and I love my job,” says Rachael Morgan. “There is a fair bit of autonomy. I love promoting health and helping people get on track with their health needs.” Bulk billing is available at Yoorana Gunya.