Winda-Mara (WMAC) is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation established in 1991 and continues to be a leader in delivering innovative services that aim to support and build community. Our focus is on embedding strong culture and identity and self determination to strengthen community. Aboriginal community control ensures that all Winda-Maras services are tailored to our community’s particular priorities and goals and needs, we deliver culturally appropriate solutions driven by the local community.
This includes recognising the importance of identity, language, spirituality, and connection to country, to family and to community. Our programs utilise strengths-based approaches, and recognising the importance of self-determination. This aligns with the Aboriginal understanding of health and wellbeing.
Winda-Mara has a long history of developing innovative projects that develop our workforce and empower community. We employ over 75 staff in 2 locations, Hamilton and Heywood, servicing our local communities of Portland, Heywood and Hamilton but also work across the region servicing communities within the shires of Moyne, Glenelg, Southern Grampians and Warrnambool City council.
Winda-Mara achieved RACGP medical accreditation in 2013.
In partnership with State, Federal and agencies we provide services to community through our strategic Health Action Plan. In the year 2016/17 Winda-Mara delivered over 6242 client contacts in:
• Primary Health
• Mental Health
• Family Services
• Drug & Alcohol
• Home & Community Care
The practice in Heywood is located at 21 Scott Street.