Our specialised team of mental health clinicians provides free support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples aged 12+ across the Northern NSW region.

About the service

The Strong Community Program team provides a range of free mental health and wellbeing services and supports, including:

  • 1:1 counselling and case management – on-site or in the community
  • Group programs – on-site or in the community
  • Health promotion in schools or in the community

We are located at 133 Ballina Road, East Lismore. In addition to the support we offer from our East Lismore hub, the team also provides outreach to communities in Cabbage Tree Island, Wardell, Ballina, Box Ridge, Woodburn, Lismore, as well as support to neighbouring Local Government Areas on an as needs basis. We can meet you at a convenient location, on a day and time that suits you.

The Strong Community Program is funded by Healthy North Coast through the North Coast PHN program.

How do I get started?

Getting started with us is easy! Connect with us via any of the options below to learn more about the service and/or have your questions answered.

Email: [email protected]

Call: 0456 447 790



How much does it cost?

Strong Community is a free mental health support service.


You don’t need one, but we do accept referrals from:

  • GPs
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Health or community support services
  • Family / Carers / Kin
  • Teachers / Guidance Officers

If you are a health provider and would like to refer a person to The Strong Community Program, please complete our online referral form.

If you would like to refer yourself, you can do so using our online self-referral form.

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