At Wunya, we believe that with the right care and support, people can change their lives
At Caboolture, north of Brisbane, a new 20-bed recovery centre delivers a comprehensive, residential rehabilitation treatment program for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs.
The program offers participants an opportunity to learn recovery strategies such as, how to:
- reduce or abstain from substance use
- manage life challenges
- strengthen coping strategies
- develop functional goals
- make more positive choices
- live a healthier life
- and prevent relapse, towards supporting lives free from the harms of drugs or alcohol.
Wunya is the local Aboriginal word for “welcome”, towards making a place of welcome for recovery.
How long is the program?
The program is delivered over six weeks, with length of stay negotiated dependent upon a person’s need and circumstances. The Wunya program can be just one part of your recovery plan, which can also include Lives Lived Well’s day withdrawal program, community-based counselling or day rehabilitation program.
Who can stay?
We know entering residential treatment is a big step. From day one, we will aim to make you feel welcome and understood, as we get to know you and your needs. To begin with, you will be introduced to a treatment facilitator who will work with you to tailor a range of supports to match your needs.
We believe in delivering a program of respect. We see it as our role to create a safe, supportive and structured environment that inspires genuine and lasting change. Our six-week treatment program aims to capture best practice and deliver quality care with qualified facilitators. Serving the community, we put our experience, connections and dedication into changing lives.
You will receive one-to-one counselling in which you can set goals, ask questions and guide your treatment. We bring empathy and collaboration to our approach, believing you are the ultimate decision-maker in your future. You will be encouraged to participate in community living and take on daily tasks and responsibilities. Here you can learn life skills, build confidence and gain insight into how you relate to others, always within an environment of support.
Our new recovery centre has been fully refurbished with brand new additions and has been purpose-built with the recovery experience in mind. As you move through the program, you will meet regularly with your treatment facilitator and can review and adapt your treatment plan in line with your progress.
Our professional and qualified team is made up of psychologists, social workers, counsellors, and an on-site nurse, allowing us to offer a package of holistic care. We work closely with other services in the areas of mental, oral, sexual and general health, Centrelink and legal support.
How much does it cost?
We aim to provide accessible and affordable residential treatment. You will need to pay some money towards your stay, usually a portion of your Centrelink payment. The amount depends on the type of benefit or payment you receive. An upfront admission fee will need to be paid to cover your first two weeks of stay.
If self-funding (not receiving Centrelink benefits), you will be required to pay for your full six-week cycle treatment in advance.
Can my family stay in contact?
Please note, we cannot provide any information to family members calling to inquire about your treatment due to privacy requirements. If you wish us to provide them with information, we will need your consent to authorise this.
Admission and referrals
You don’t need a GP referral. You can self-refer through our website here. If you have limited access to the internet or would prefer to speak to us to request a referral, please phone the Contact Team on 1300 727 957.
We also accept online provider referrals from other health professionals, health services, and community and government organisations. They can also fax referrals to 07 5546 8223.
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.