Funding boost to Rockhampton region

Funding boost to Rockhampton region

Lives Lived Well welcomes opportunity to run Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation recovery centre in Rockhampton

Lives Lived Well is pleased to be given the opportunity by the State Government to deliver an evidence-informed alcohol and drug treatment program out of a new rehabilitation recovery centre to open in Rockhampton in 2021.

Lives Lived Well CEO Mitchell Giles said, “we are very grateful to the government for the opportunity to provide much needed services for people and families impacted by drugs and alcohol”.

Lives Lived Well has been providing free alcohol and drug counselling and support in Rockhampton for about five years and group programs for over two years.

“We welcome the opportunity to provide a comprehensive residential service, including a detox and family supports, in the region,” Mr Giles said, “and we look forward to also providing a non-residential day program for young people down to the age of 12 years”.

“Of the 476 people we supported through our alcohol and drug counselling in Central Queensland last financial year, 39.4% named methamphetamines (ICE) as their primary drug of concern. This was followed by alcohol (27.3%) and cannabis (24%).

“Through residential care and the day program, people can gain insights into their substance use and develop practical tools to minimise harm, build their lives and reduce the likelihood of relapse.”

Lives Lived Well also delivers residential treatment in Queensland’s Cairns, Gold Coast and Logan and Orange in NSW.

 

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Lighthouse Service Launch

Lighthouse Service Launch

Pictured: Lives Lived Well Lighthouse team

Lighthouse, a new community-based treatment service for young people with severe and/or complex mental health needs.

Lives Lived Well has launched Lighthouse, a new community based mental health treatment service on the Gold Coast, designed to provide long-term clinical support for young people with severe and/or complex mental health needs.

Funded by Gold Coast Primary Health Network (GCPHN), the service was officially launched on Friday 11 October, during Mental Health Week. Speakers at the launch included Lives Lived Well CEO Mitchell Giles and GCPHN Director of Commissioning (Programs) Libby Carr.

Mr Giles said that the multi-disciplinary Lighthouse team would work with young people, aged 12 to 18, providing longer term support to help them better manage the impacts and symptoms of past complex trauma and to work towards creating positive life changes.

Mr Giles added: “The young people who come to Lighthouse will be reaching out for help and with the aim of charting a different course in their lives, we are pleased we can be there with the long-term, best practice clinical care that they need.”

Lighthouse would not have been possible without the funding support from Gold Coast Primary Health Network.

Launching the program at Woolloongabba, Mr Bailey said the expanded program and new service space would make a significant difference to the lives of many in the community.

Gold Coast Primary Health Network CEO Matt Carrodus said the Australian Government Department of Health has provided $2 million dollars over four years to fund the new service.

“We believe this funding will help to make a huge difference in the lives of our young people,” Mr Carrodus said.

“Gold Coast Primary Health Network plays a key role in identifying the current and future health needs of local residents. We had determined that that there is a gap in services for young people with severe and complex mental health needs who require long-term treatment in the community, which this service will address.

“I would like to encourage GPs, psychologists, psychiatrists, primary health and community support services, schools or the families of young people who may require assistance, to contact Lighthouse,” Mr Carrodus said.

To find out more about the Lighthouse service, based at Southport, visit www.liveslivedwell.org.au or call 07 5699 8248. Lives Lived Well is also the lead agency for headspace Southport.

 

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Woolloongabba Day Program

Woolloongabba Day Program

Pictured: (from left) Queensland Minister Mark Bailey, Lives Lived Well Chair Damian Wright, Brisbane South’s Day Program team and Lives Lived Well CEO Mitchell Giles

Lives Lived Well has expanded its free and recovery-based Non-Residential Rehabilitation Day Program to three more locations, namely South Brisbane, Toowoomba and Mackay, providing these communities with more options in alcohol and drug treatment.

The Day Program allows people to participate in a more in-depth “treatment” while remaining at home, which differs from a residential service where there would be a need to “live-in” and stay overnights, making it an accessible option for more people.

The program’s expansion is thanks to additional funding from the Queensland Government.

On Friday 21 June 2019, Minister for Transport and Roads, the Honourable Mark Bailey, on behalf of the State Government, launched the Day Program in Woolloongabba at an official event, which also marked the opening of a new Lives Lived Well service at 223 Logan Road.

Not-for-profit, Lives Lived Well has had a long association with Brisbane’s greater south region through its Logan House residential program. It also now provides alcohol and drug counselling and case management services in Beenleigh and Beaudesert and has recently opened the Logan House Family Recovery Units.

Launching the program at Woolloongabba, Mr Bailey said the expanded program and new service space would make a significant difference to the lives of many in the community.

“The Palaszczuk Government is proud to support Lives Lived Well as part of a $43 million, five-year investment in alcohol and other drug treatment programs, part of the Connecting Care to Recovery plan,” Mr Bailey said.

“The Lives Lived Well program plays an important role alongside our $19 billion investment in health for 2019/20 to make sure Queenslanders have access to the support they need.”

Lives Lived Well CEO Mitchell Giles thanked the State Government for its ongoing support and for making it possible to offer the group-based Day Program in more communities.

“Lives Lived Well’s Day Program offers more intensive support than that usually offered in community settings and is an alternative for those unable to commit to ‘living-in’ a residential program – it is a bridge between the two,” Mr Giles said.

“Participants attend weekdays and return home at the end of each day. The program that is offered reflects the best available evidence of what works in support of people seeking to manage a problem with alcohol or drugs.”

 

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Mackay Day Program launch

Mackay Day Program launch

Lives Lived Well’s Mackay team – helping to provide support to bring about positive life changes for individuals and families

Lives Lived Well has expanded its free and recovery-based Non-Residential Rehabilitation Day Program to three more locations, namely South Brisbane, Toowoomba and Mackay, providing these communities with more options in alcohol and drug treatment.

The Day Program allows people to participate in a more in-depth “treatment” while remaining at home, which differs from a residential service where there would be a need to “live-in” and stay overnights, making it an accessible option for more people.

The program’s expansion is thanks to additional funding from the Queensland Government.

Today, Tuesday, 18 June, 2019, State Member for Mackay, Julieanne Gilbert, launched the Day Program in Mackay at an official event, which also marked the opening of a new Lives Lived Well space at the Suncorp Building,123 Victoria Street.

Not-for-profit, Lives Lived Well provides mostly free supports to almost 30 communities across Queensland and regional NSW. It opened its first service in Mackay in August 2017 with the free “Ice Help” program at 62 Victoria Street. A month later, Lives Lived Well started providing free withdrawal support at the City Super GP Clinic on Boundary Road, Ooralea.

Launching the Day Program and opening the new space, Julieanne Gilbert said: “We know too well substance misuse tears Queensland families apart.  Drugs like ice can lead to harm towards children and contribute to poor mental health and domestic violence.

“Lives Lived Well does critically important work with families across Queensland, and I’m happy to see their work expanded here in Mackay.  Tackling substance use in a way that keeps families together will create safer, stronger communities in our region.”

Lives Lived Well CEO Mitchell Giles thanked the State Government for its ongoing support and for making it possible to offer the group-based Day Program in more communities, including in Mackay, where we have been providing services for almost two years.

“Lives Lived Well’s Day Program offers comparable educational and therapeutic treatment provided at our long-standing residential programs, which means people can now access more comprehensive support but without the need to live-in,” Mr Giles said.

“Participants attend weekdays and return home at the end of each day. This gives people, who are unable to access residential care for whatever reason, a good alternate option.”

Program inquiries can be made by calling Lives Lived Well on 1300 727 957 or liveslivedwell.org.au.

 

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Day Program launch in Toowoomba

Day Program launch in Toowoomba

(Pictured the Lives Lived Well South West Queensland team, including Lives Lived Well CEO Mitchell Giles)

Lives Lived Well has expanded its free Non-Residential Rehabilitation Day Program to three more locations: Toowoomba, Mackay and Woolloongabba, providing these communities with more options in alcohol and drug treatment.

The Day Program allows people to participate in a more in-depth “treatment” while remaining at home, which differs from a residential service where there would be a need to “live-in” and stay overnights, making it an accessible option for more people.

The program’s expansion is thanks to additional funding from the Queensland Government.

On Monday 10 June, 2019, Lives Lived Well CEO Mitchell Giles launched the Day Program in Toowoomba at an official event, which also marked the expansion of Lives Lived Well’s Neil Street service space.

Launching the program and opening the expanded space, Mr Giles thanked the State Government for its ongoing support and for making it possible to offer the group-based Day Program in more communities.

“Lives Lived Well’s Day Program offers comparable educational and therapeutic treatment provided at our long-standing residential programs, which means people can now access more comprehensive support but without the need to live-in,” Mr Giles said.

“Participants attend weekdays and return home at the end of each day. This gives people, who are unable to access residential care for whatever reason, a good alternate option.”

Program inquiries can be made by calling Lives Lived Well on 1300 727 957.

The program will be officially launched in Mackay on June 18 and in Woolloongabba on June 21.

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