SERVICES

As the social restrictions of COVID 19 continue, the potential for harms associated with alcohol and other drugs may increase. Like all service industries, COVID-19 has impacted the delivery of drug and alcohol support services across the sector, including one-on-one counselling, workshops and meetings.

With some families and individuals self-isolating at home and changes to daily life continuing, some people may find themselves drinking or using alcohol or drugs more to cope with anxiety, stress and our changing environment.

Limestone Coast Region Services

Please note: response times may vary

  • DASSA

    Telephone assessments and outpatient counselling. Self-referrals can be made or a referral from a GP.

    Phone: (08) 87211 507

  • Life Without Barriers Mount Gambier

    Providing telephone AOD assessment and counselling for people who wish to discuss theirs or someone else’s use.

    People can self-refer and there is no waiting list.  

    Phone: 8193 9400 or 0447 490 572

  • Pangula Mannamurna

    Pangula Mannamurna is located in Mount Gambier and provides a safe, secure and accessible health service to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. They also provide outreach and child and family health services across the Limestone Coast.

    Phone: (08) 8724 7270

  • Uniting Communities - New ROADS Mount Gambier

    New ROADS currently has capacity to accept new referrals (no wait list) and are promptly commenced with our service.  A range of programs tailored to suit individuals, families and support people including:
     
    Residential rehabilitation – residents (aged 21 and over) live in shared houses in the community and have access to a full therapeutic program including therapeutic and living skills groups, and weekly AOD counselling. The program is generally a five month stay, but can be flexible. 
     
    Continuum of Care Programs (aged 18 years and over) can be individualised based on client need- incorporating: 

    • In home detox: in-home detox program support in your own home between 5 days and up to 2 weeks. Clients will receive medical and therapeutic support from a GP, nurse and counsellor. 
    • Individual Therapeutic AOD focussed Counselling and Case Management.
    • Variety of Groups focused on counselling, living skills and recovery for those affected by their AOD use.
    • We also assist family members/carers who are affected by the alcohol/substance use of someone close to them, through one on one counselling or attendance of the family support group.  
    • Flexible support: case work assistance to implement client led recovery plans/goals and connection and linking with other health and community services.

    Office: 11 Wehl St South Mount Gambier
    Phone: (08) 8725 1616
    Email: NewRoadsMountGambier@unitingcommunities.org

Services

  • Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS)  

    ADIS is a confidential telephone counselling, information and referral service for the general public and health professionals, run by Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia.

    ADIS is staffed by trained professionals with experience in the alcohol and other drug field

    Ph: 1300 13 1340

  • Know your options

    There is a range of free services available in South Australia for people who experience problems with alcohol and other drugs, catering for differing needs and treatment preferences.

    knowyouroptions.sa.gov.au

  • Clean Needle Program

    Hepatitis SA operates 4 Clean Needle Program (CNP) sites at Hackney, Noarlunga Health Precinct, Port Adelaide and Elizabeth. There is a 24 hour syringe vending machine at our Hackney site. Our CNP Peer workers have expert knowledge around injecting drug use and also have up-to-date knowledge on hepatitis B, hepatitis C and other blood borne viruses.

    Ph: (08) 8362 8443

    hepatitissa.asn.au/services/clean-needle-program

  • Cracks in The Ice

    Cracks in The Ice provides a comprehensive range of resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people looking to support those dealing with and reduce their own crystal methamphetamine (ice) use.

    cracksintheice.org.au

  • Counselling Online

    The Counselling Online service allows you to communicate with a professional counsellor about an alcohol or drug related concern using text interaction. This service is free for anyone seeking help with their own drug use or the drug use of a family member, relative, or friend.

    The service is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week across Australia.

    counsellingonline.org.au

  • Family Drug Support

    The Family Drug Support website is designed to provide support for families and friends of people using drugs and alcohol to help them become more resilient and better able to cope on their journey with the user.

    Phone: 1300 368 186

    fds.org.au/

  • Alcohol and Drug Foundation

    The ADF is Australia’s leading organisation committed to preventing and minimising the harm caused by alcohol and other drugs. The organisation reaches millions of Australians in their communities through sporting clubs and workplaces, by supporting and informing drug and alcohol prevention programs, and through the provision of educational information. The ADF website offers comprehensive information and resources on AOD use, relapse, overdose, withdrawal and support mechanisms.

    Phone: 1300 85 85 84

    adf.org.au/covid-19/

Youth Services

  • Reach Out

    Reach Out is Australia’s leading online mental health organisation for young people and their parents. The website offers practical support, tools and tips to help young people get through anything from everyday issues to tough times - and also offers parents information to make it easier for them to help their teenagers.

    au.reachout.com

  • Headspace

    With a focus on early intervention, Headspace works with young people aged 12-25 year olds to provide support at a crucial time in their lives - to help get them back on track and strengthen their ability to manage their mental health in the future. Headspace centres act as a one-stop-shop for young people who need help with mental health, alcohol and other drugs and physical and sexual health.

    Phone: Mount Gambier (08) 8725 0443

    headspace.org.au

  • Kids Helpline

    Kids Helpline telephone, web and email counselling is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week to children and young people of Australia aged between 5-25 years of age.

    Phone: 1800 55 1800

    kidshelpline.com.au

Mental Health Support

  • Beyond Blue

    Beyond Blue provides information and support through online forums and hotlines, to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health. Visit the Beyond Blue website at beyondblue.org.au

    Phone 1300 22 4636

     

  • Sane

    Sane has a helpline and website that provides information and support for mental health issues.  Phone, webchat and email for all ages.

    Phone: 1800 18 7263

    sane.org

  • Black Dog Institute

    Providing Mental health resources and support tools, supporting youth and adults with support groups, personal stories and educational information on how to manage anxiety, depression and other mental health concerns.

    www.blackdoginstitute.org.au