Counselling services primarily address the impact of substance use/abuse on an individual and/or their family’s lives. WRAD recognises an individual’s strengths and skills and is here to assist in making change through developing skills to effectively deal with stress, problem solving and coping with difficult emotional states such as anger, anxiety and depression.
This service includes youth and adult counselling delivered by skilled AOD clinicians and a program specific to working in medical clinics providing brief interventions from 1-5 sessions.
Assessment is the process for identifying needs and treatment goals. WRAD seek to look at the whole person and encourage support services or family to be part of the process. The aim is to be able to deliver an evidenced based approach to meet the needs for which you are seeking assistance.
Sliding Doors has made huge differences in the lives of people with alcohol and drug dependency issues. It is a six-week non-residential program helping people change their thoughts and feelings and ultimately change their behaviours.
The program is based on a recovery model of care and seeks to develop life skills, communication skills and improve coping strategies to manage anger, anxiety, urges and cravings associated with alcohol and other drugs.
This service works with youth and adults who have received treatment and require short-term transitional accommodation to support their recovery and prevent homelessness.
WRAD offers access to skilled clinicians around the issues of concurrent substance use and mental health issues as well as access to consultant psychiatrists and doctors who can assist.
Specialist referrals are available to residential programs or specialist assessment for other service support
WRAD recognises the difficulties experienced by the loved ones of problematic substance users and the important role they play in treatment support.
We offer brief and longer term counselling as well as a number of group programs. This program is supported by family drug help.
We also offer support to families dealing with specific court orders around children.
WRAD actively includes peer workers in overdose prevention, group work and peer participation in the overall service design.
The Assertive Youth Outreach Project focuses on young people aged 12-25.
WRAD provides youth outreach clinics at participating schools and continues to build capacity to respond to the unique needs of youth.
The Handbury Medical Suites are open to the general public. Handbury Medical Suites offers a full range of general bulk billing medical services that are available to everyone.
Handbury Medical Suites are one of the few general practices in Warrnambool to offer a comprehensive range of bulk-billing services which means patients do not have to pay gap fees.
Emergency call 000
For medical issues call South West Healthcare 55 631666
For mental health issues call SWH emergency dep't 55 631 666 or 1800 808 284
For drug and alcohol issues call Directline 1800 888 236
For Lifeline call 13 11 14
Or click on the links below for help.