Rockhampton site works welcomed

Rockhampton site works welcomed

4 December, 2020

Site works are now underway and construction will soon commence on the new Rockhampton residential alcohol and drug recovery service at 607-701 Yaamba Road, Parkhurst. Read more on our project updates page.

Lives Lived Well CEO Mitchell Giles said the announcement meant we were now a step closer to being able to provide vital recovery treatment for people impacted by alcohol and drugs within the Central Queensland region.

“Once the build is complete, we look forward to delivering this new offering of live-in withdrawal, rehabilitation and family support, which will allow people to get the support they need at different stages of their recovery over a longer period,” Mr Giles said.

“We look forward to working closely with the community including those who work in health and other support services to help people access our treatment and get their lives back on track.”

“The new services will also create a small boost to the local job market as we start going out to recruitment from April 2021 for up to 20 positions.”

Service commencement is scheduled for late 2021.

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Michelle Saftich – Marketing & Media Officer
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New Rockhampton Day Program for young people

New Rockhampton Day Program for young people

Lives Lived Well’s new Rockhampton Day Program for young people to provide phone and online support from 1st June 2020

Free alcohol and drug counselling for young people between 12 and 21 years starts in Rockhampton and surrounding communities on Monday 1 June 2020 through a new State Government-funded program to be delivered by Lives Lived Well.

Due to COVID-19, this new support program will initially be offered over the phone and online.

When safe to do so, it will open as a comprehensive Day Program for Young People inclusive of alcohol and drug counselling and support, group programs and a chill-out area in a new Lives Lived Well service location.

This expansion of our treatment services is thanks to additional funding from the Queensland Government, which also extends to delivery of a residential rehabilitation treatment service in Rockhampton, due to open in 2021.

Lives Lived Well CEO Mitchell Giles thanked the State Government for its ongoing support, allowing us to provide more treatment options in Rockhampton.

“This additional support has come at a time when we have concerns people may be increasing their use of alcohol and drugs due to higher levels of stress and pressures brought on by the impacts of COVID-19,” Mr Giles said.

“We look forward to providing this program in full when safe to do so in our new space in Rockhampton, but during this time of COVID-19 restrictions, we are pleased we can still provide professional alcohol and drug counselling to young people via virtual options.”

Lives Lived Well is also continuing to provide online and phone support to people aged over 18 years, and will return to in-person counselling when safe to do so.

Program inquiries can be made by calling Lives Lived Well on 1300 727 957 or visit for service updates.


For all media enquiries contact:
Michelle Saftich – Marketing & Media Officer
[email protected] or [email protected]

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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Rachel Grant – [email protected] or [email protected]