Each year, we’re always looking to improve and do better – we ask, why not, and what’s next?
In our 2022-2023 Annual Report, you can learn more about how we’ve worked with our partners, clients, funders, and team members to deliver services for alcohol and other drugs, mental health, gambling, veterans, and transitions from corrective services.
A new service for Northern Adelaide families
Earlier in 2023 we established a new service in South Australia, the Northern Adelaide Children and Family-Focused Mental Health Service. The Service offers free, integrated mental health and wellbeing support and services to families and their children (0-11 years), including perinatal mental health services.
Funded by the Adelaide Primary Health Network, our services are offered in person out of our safe and accessible hub in Salisbury, or via telehealth. Clients have the choice of group sessions or individual counselling as part of our service offerings.
A new intervention model rolled out
Building on the success of the pilot trial with Lives Lived Well in Brisbane North Community Services from 2020 to 2022, we embarked on the organisation-wide implementation of our ground-breaking brief intervention model, First Step, during the fiscal year.
Developed in partnership with the University of Queensland, the First Step program facilitates a highly responsive and individually tailored treatment option for people dealing with problematic alcohol and other drug use.
Pictured: Craig Worland (Lives Lived Well) and Prof Leanne Hides (University of Queensland)
Case study: how holistic support helped Natasha*
Natasha, a working mum in her late 40s, approached our Woolloongabba Day Program for support with her alcohol use. She was initially sceptical – previously, sessions with a private psychologist hadn’t been successful – but still felt the flexibility offered by a day program could have better results.
Natasha successfully completed the five-week Day Program, and then the subsequent aftercare groups. Three months after her treatment, she has maintained her abstinence and her mental health and anxiety have both improved.
*Name has been changed to protect client’s privacy. The image used is a stock image of a person for illustrative purposes only and does not, expressly or implied, portray a person with drug, alcohol or mental health problems.
Lives Lived Well recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the original inhabitants of the land now known as Australia and their continuing connection to land, air and sea. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands across which we work and live, and pay our respects to elders, past and present.
Lives Lived Well celebrates diversity and is committed to providing inclusive services and workplaces. Everyone has the right to live well, with dignity and respect. We offer support to all people without judgement or discrimination.