Gallang Place

Our Objectives

The objectives of the organisation are:

  • to provide a culturally appropriate counselling service to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, groups and families, within the greater Brisbane region;
  • to promote the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, groups and families through counselling;
  • to liaise with non-Aboriginal counselling services where there are a number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients;
  • to provide support and service to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in custody and to their families;
  • to co-operate with other organisations to assist in the improvement of the socio-economic future for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their families;
  • to conduct research into the stresses, trauma and psycho-social issues that affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people;
  • where necessary, to act as an advocate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their families;
  • to increase knowledge and understanding among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of their civil, legal, political, human and natural rights;
  • to develop an Aboriginal framework to counselling;
  • to develop a Torres Strait Islander framework to counselling;
  • to conduct training courses for employed, retained and voluntary staff to assist in carrying out the objectives of the organisation;
  • to promote the acquisition of recognised qualifications by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as will enable them to practice in professions related to the activities of the organisation;
  • to support existing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community organisations by providing short term and long term counselling services;
  • to promote and participate in state and national conferences of social work / counselling similar to this organisation; and
  • to respect the self determination of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, families and groups.
Gallang Place Gallang Place provides counselling services to Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders.