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CAHMA Services

Peer Education


The Connection

Treatment Support Service

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The Connection

The Connection Is the Indigenous program of CAHMA (Canberra Alliance for Harm Minimisation and Advocacy). Like CAHMA The Connection is a peer based service, run by and for users focusing on the needs of the Indigenous community. The Connection offers a range of services including; peer support, representation and advocacy, referrals, information and education.

We promote improved health for Indigenous drug users and seek to reduce the harms associated with illicit and injecting drug use through the provision of projects such as; The Deadly Family BBQ and Art Attack, The Connection magazine and peer education workshops throughout the year.

The Connection Magazine is published twice yearly and offers a range of interesting topics focusing on Indigenous illicit and/or injecting drug users. The Magazine is peer driven and we are always looking for your input, whether it be a personal story, art work, opinion piece or an article. So if you have something to contribute or need help to write your story, contact us at The Connection. We provide a small payment for all published contributions.

Useful websites


This is a great website full of up-to-date resources and information. Itís a great opportunity to meet other people from the health sector and keep informed with whatís going on nationally.


AIVL website

AIVL have produced a number of resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Including; Blood relations, something is going to get us and AIVLís Aboriginal Peer educators hep C kit. AIVL have also produces a number of resources for mainstream workers such as; Increasing access for Aboriginal injecting drug users for mainstream services-training module, Aboriginal forum 2009 hepatitis awareness week and Working with hep C in Aboriginal communities. So check it out at: