Young people in Nowra and surrounding areas now have increased support to navigate the challenges of alcohol and drug use, thanks to the newly launched Nana Muru Youth Program by Lives Lived Well.

Local service providers and community members gathered on Thursday 30 May 2024, at the new Lives Lived Well office on Plunkett Street to celebrate the official opening of the Nana Muru Youth Program. The event aimed to shed light on the program’s offerings and inform attendees on how they can refer young people in need of support.

Supported by funding from the NSW Ministry of Health, the Nana Muru Youth Program provides flexible and holistic support to young people aged 12 to 24. It includes group programs, individual counselling and case management, practical tools for health, nutrition, and life skills, as well as referrals and access to ongoing support in the community.

“At Lives Lived Well, we believe that with the right support, people can change their lives, and we see evidence of this every day,” said Live Lived Well CEO Mitchell Giles.

“We are excited to officially launch the Nana Muru Youth Program and continue to provide vital support to young people in the community.

“Our team have strived to create a welcoming, non-judgmental, and inclusive atmosphere, and I encourage any young people facing challenges with alcohol and other drugs to reach out for support.”

Young people interested in accessing support through the Nana Muru Youth Program do not require a referral. To self-refer they can call 1300 727 957 or visit the Lives Lived Well website,

Lives Lived Well is a not-for-profit healthcare provider offering evidence-based services across Queensland, New South Wales, and South Australia.


One of the speakers presenting at the launchOne of the speakers presenting at the launchLLW CEO Mitchell Giles speaking at the launch








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