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Introducing Lives Lived Well

Lives Lived Well is a not-for-profit organisation, working to help people impacted by drugs or alcohol as well as mental health concerns. We work with people to help get their lives back on track by delivering a wide range of programs and services across Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia.



Our Queensland services are delivered across more than 20 locations with outreach into many more communities. We specialise in community-based counselling and group programs for those impacted by drug and alcohol use and for their families. We also provide live-in rehabilitation on the Gold Coast, Logan, Caboolture, Mareeba and Rockhampton. Our programs are designed to meet the diverse needs of the community including working with young people, children and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities. We are the lead agency for headspace Southport and headspace Upper Coomera, mental health services for young people and run the Lives Lived Well Specialist Centre on the Gold Coast. We also run Lighthouse at Southport, a service for young people with severe and/or complex mental health. Another important aspect of our work is in supporting people to successfully re-enter the community upon release from custodial centres.


New South Wales

On 1 September 2017, Lives Lived Well merged with Lyndon in NSW, which provides live-in programs in Orange and community-based programs to much of the Central West, Blue Mountains and Bega region. Lives Lived Well’s NSW services include live-in withdrawal and rehabilitation, education programs, one to one counselling and groups programs tailored to a range of demographics and community needs. You can read the extensive history behind our western New South Wales services in our Lives Lived Well New South Wales Historical Timeline.

On 1 October 2020, Lives Lived Well welcomed Watershed, a long-standing alcohol and other drug service provider in Wollongong NSW with an amicable union by way of a merger. With this strengthening of the services in NSW, Lives Lived Well now provides a withdrawal management program, residential rehabilitation, non-residential day program and long-term transitional program in the Wollongong region.


South Australia

On 1 July 2023, Lives Lived Well will offer a children and family mental health service based in Northern Adelaide.


What we do

At Lives Lived Well we believe that with the right support, people can change their lives. We work with people to create insight to the causes and impact of their use of alcohol and drugs and to develop strategies to reduce harm, support recovery and inspire positive and lasting change. We also work with families and other community services to ensure ongoing support is put in place. Thousands of people reach out to us each year.

For enquiries about Lives Lived Well’s services, call us on 1300 727 957.

Lives Lived Well is proud to have achieved accreditation for all its services against the QIC Health and Community Services Standards 7th Edition accreditation requirements with Quality Innovation Performance Limited (QIP). Our accreditation status is valid 29 December 2022 – 29 December 2025.

A commitment to quality, and implementation of the required processes and practices, helps us to ensure continued certification status against established standards.

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Lives Lived Well recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the original inhabitants of the land now known as Australia and their continuing connection to land, air and sea. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands across which we work and live, and pay our respects to elders, past and present.

Lives Lived Well celebrates diversity and is committed to providing inclusive services and workplaces. Everyone has the right to live well, with dignity and respect. We offer support to all people without judgment or discrimination.

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