Watershed and Lives Lived Well today, Thursday 1 October 2020, celebrate an amicable union by way of a merger between the two not-for-profit organisations.

The joining together of two long-standing service providers is aimed at strengthening services and continuing quality support to people and families impacted by alcohol or drugs.

One of the first initiatives they will undertake together will be to establish and deliver a new service in Nowra. Funded by the South Eastern NSW PHN, the alcohol and drug treatment service, called Nana Muru (better road), opens later this month.

Watershed’s CEO Will Temple will assist his organisation through the transition to become a part of Lives Lived Well.

Lives Lived Well’s CEO Mitchell Giles said he was looking forward to building on Watershed’s long-standing record of excellence in the region.

“We hold in high regard the support that Watershed provides. We are pleased to be in partnership with them, working with them to continue to provide a professional and helpful drug and alcohol support service,” he said.

Watershed services will continue to be delivered under the Watershed name, and clients will continue to see the same faces.

Mr Temple affirms that the merger will allow Watershed clients, staff and local community to benefit from the shared knowledge and resources of six other residential services across the Lives Lived Well organisation. It will also provide Watershed services with access to research and technology that is unique to Lives Lived Well.

Lives Lived Well provides drug and alcohol and mental health support in Queensland and regional NSW. Their teams deliver a range of free community services across multiple locations, including face-to-face and phone counselling, two headspace centres, outreach and group programs, detox and support services for families.

For more information about Lives Lived Well visit their website www.liveslivedwell.org.au


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