SERVICES

As the social restrictions of COVID 19 continue, the potential for harms associated with alcohol and other drugs may increase. Like all service industries, COVID-19 has impacted the delivery of drug and alcohol support services across the sector, including one-on-one counselling, workshops and meetings.

With some families and individuals self-isolating at home and changes to daily life continuing, some people may find themselves drinking or using alcohol or drugs more to cope with anxiety, stress and our changing environment.

Limestone Coast Region Services

Please note: response times may vary

  • DASSA Mount Gambier

    Telephone assessments and counselling. Self-referrals can be made or a referral from a GP.

    Phone: (08) 87211 507

  • Life Without Barriers Mount Gambier

    Providing telephone AOD assessment and counselling for people who wish to discuss theirs or someone else’s use.

    People can self-refer and there is no waiting list.  

    Phone: 8193 9400 or 0447 490 572

  • Pangula Mannamurna

    Pangula Mannamurna is located in Mount Gambier and provides a safe, secure and accessible health service to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. They also provide outreach and child and family health services across the Limestone Coast.

    Phone: (08) 8724 7270

Services

  • Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS)  

    ADIS is a confidential telephone counselling, information and referral service for the general public and health professionals, run by Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia.

    ADIS is staffed by trained professionals with experience in the alcohol and other drug field

    Ph: 1300 13 1340

  • Know your options

    There is a range of free services available in South Australia for people who experience problems with alcohol and other drugs, catering for differing needs and treatment preferences.

    knowyouroptions.sa.gov.au/

  • Clean Needle Program

    Hepatitis SA runs four Clean Needle Program (CNP) sites at Hackney, Noarlunga, Port Adelaide, and Salisbury, as well as a syringe vending machine at Hackney. Our CNP Peer workers have personal experience and knowledge around injecting drug use and also have up-to-date knowledge on hepatitis B, hepatitis C and other blood borne viruses.

    Ph: (08) 8362 8443

    hepatitissa.asn.au/services/clean-needle-program

  • Cracks in The Ice

    Cracks in The Ice provides a comprehensive range of resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people looking to support those dealing with and reduce their own crystal methamphetamine (ice) use.

    cracksintheice.org.au

  • Counselling Online

    The Counselling Online service allows you to communicate with a professional counsellor about an alcohol or drug related concern using text interaction. This service is free for anyone seeking help with their own drug use or the drug use of a family member, relative, or friend.

    The service is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week across Australia.

    counsellingonline.org.au

  • Family Drug Support

    The Family Drug Support website is designed to provide support for families and friends of people using drugs and alcohol to help them become more resilient and better able to cope on their journey with the user.

    fds.org.au/

  • Alcohol and Drug Foundation

    The ADF is Australia’s leading organisation committed to preventing and minimising the harm caused by alcohol and other drugs. The organisation reaches millions of Australians in their communities through sporting clubs and workplaces, by supporting and informing drug and alcohol prevention programs, and through the provision of educational information. The ADF website offers comprehensive information and resources on AOD use, relapse, overdose, withdrawal and support mechanisms.

    adf.org.au/covid-19/

  • Hello Sunday Morning

    Hello Sunday Morning delivers campaigns to reduce stigma around alcohol and encourages people to consider their relationship with alcohol and is one of the largest online movements for alcohol behaviour change in the world.

    hellosundaymorning.org/

Youth Services

  • Reach Out

    Reach Out is Australia’s leading online mental health organisation for young people and their parents. The website offers practical support, tools and tips to help young people get through anything from everyday issues to tough times - and also offers parents information to make it easier for them to help their teenagers.

    au.reachout.com

  • Headspace

    With a focus on early intervention, Headspace works with young people aged 12-25 years to provide support at a crucial time in their lives - to help get them back on track and strengthen their ability to manage their mental health in the future. Headspace centres act as a one-stop-shop for young people who need help with mental health, alcohol and other drugs and physical and sexual health.

    headspace.org.au

  • Kids Helpline

    Kids Helpline telephone, web and email counselling is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week to children and young people of Australia aged between 5-25 years of age.

    Phone: 1800 55 1800

    kidshelpline.com.au

Mental Health Support

  • Beyond Blue

    Beyond Blue provides information and support through online forums and hotlines, to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health. Visit the Beyond Blue website at beyondblue.org.au

    Phone 1300 22 4636

     

  • Sane

    Sane has a helpline and website that provides information and support for mental health issues.  Phone, webchat and email for all ages.

    Phone: 1800 18 7263

    sane.org