Grampians Community Health (GCH) is a not for profit Company Limited by Guarantee and operates as a registered community health centre under the Health Services Act. Our aim is to provide coordinated health and community services to individuals and families within the Central Grampians and Wimmera sub regions.
Our History in Brief:
Grampians Community Health (GCH) formerly Grampians Community Health Centre Inc, has operated since 1986 and provides a multi-disciplinary approach to psychosocial health. GCH’s Philosophy is grounded in the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion (WHO 1986), the Jakarta Convention (WHO 1996) and the Health Development Paradigm now better known as the Social Model of Health, and more recently the Victorian Charter of Human rights and Responsibilities
Balgartnie joined GCH in 1996 as a Psychiatric Support Service – it has since broadened its role to encompass rehabilitation and sub regional outreach.
Palm Lodge joined GCH in 2002. Palm Lodge has been in existence since 1976, first as a residential rehabilitation unit for people with a substance abuse problem and more recently as a counselling & health promotion unit for substance abuse, family violence & housing support and gambling problems.
Nexus joined GCH in November 2005. Nexus developed in Horsham to meet a need young people had expressed in 1999 after the closure of another youth project, Banjo’s. It now provides an opportunity for young people in and around the Wimmera to participate in the development of services and recreational activities in a supportive, safe & innovative environment.
In May 2009 GCHC became Grampians Community Health – a company limited by guarantee.