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Apunipima Cape York Health Council


186 Mccoombe Street, Bungalow QLD, Australia

Intake number

07 4037 7100

Intake email




Intake opening hours

8:30 – 4:30 Monday to Friday

About Apunipima Cape York Health Council

Apunipima Cape York Health Council is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation. They provide comprehensive Primary Health Care to 11 Cape York communities (in some of Australia’s most remote locations).


Social Emotional Wellbeing (SEWB) is a concept of health that involves connection to land or ‘country’, culture, spirituality, ancestry, family and community but also includes mental health. The Wellbeing Centres were set up in 2009 by the Royal Flying Doctor Service. In April 2017, Apunipima assumed responsibility and took over the management of these centres.

The role of the Apunipima Wellbeing Centres is to support the broad social and emotional wellbeing needs of each community. Each centre works to the Apunipima Model of Care, a community driven, community led model that focuses on all aspects of cultural, emotional, environmental and spiritual wellbeing.

Apunipima operates four Wellbeing Centres in Cape York:

• Aurukun Wellbeing Centre
• Coen Wellbeing Centre
• Mossman Gorge Wellbeing Centre
• Hope Vale Wellbeing Centre

Services at our Wellbeing Centres include; counselling, therapy, support, advocacy, referrals to other services and programs & information sessions.


• A day to day, structured and intensive AOD treatment type that is delivered in a community setting without a residential (ie. Accommodation) component. Clients 18 years and over may attend daily over a set number of weeks according to program structure and requirements.
• Interventions typically include individual and group counselling that address the factors that maintain substance use and helps develop coping skills, relapse prevention, living skills, (eg. Health and nutrition, financial management, interpersonal relationship skills etc), self help and peer support and recreational activities.
• For Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples interventions may differ and be based on social and emotional wellbeing and other culturally responsive models of care. This may include day program attendance, but also components such as, time on country or other culturally appropriate interventions.

Intake, assessment and referral

Open referral, anyone can make an appointment

Additional information

Target Group
• Communities of HopeVale, Wujal Wujal and Laura.
• Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander aged 18 years and over.
• Experiencing problematic substance use who require more intensive treatment than out client psychosocial interventions.

Hospital and Health Service Region

Cairns and Hinterland

Primary Health Network region

Northern Queensland

Age range

18+ years

Treatment type

Psychosocial intervention (e.g. counselling)

Medication exclusions

No medication exclusions

Smoking permitted


Phones permitted




Family / children access