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 liveslivedwell.org.au for service updates.
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