The Withdrawal Unit at Lives Lived Well’s new Rockhampton Residential service, Binbi Yadubay, is now open.

The 8-bed withdrawal unit opened on 6 February 2022, offering a program delivered over five to 10 days.

On 6 December, the live-in rehabilitation program (32-bed adult single rooms) opened on the same site. Two family support units will also soon open, at which stage the new Rockhampton service will become fully operational.

The Rockhampton service is called Binbi Yadubay, meaning “Healthy Beginnings” in the local Darumbal language. The service was named after consultation with, and permission from, local Elders.

Lives Lived Well’s Clinical Services Manager (CQ Residential Services), Mikel Gellatly, said there was strong demand and community support for the service.

“The feedback we have received from stakeholders is very positive,” Mikel said. “In the coming months I’ll be getting out to as many Central Queensland communities as possible, to update stakeholders on the service.”

The new centre is an addition to Lives Lived Well’s existing adult and youth services in Rockhampton, Gladstone, Emerald, Mackay and the Whitsundays. This new service provides more access and choice – meeting the diverse needs of people in the region who are wanting to address their use of alcohol or drugs.

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