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The Holyoake Men's Program offers clients a positive way of dealing with their use of alcohol, drugs or other dependent behaviours. The program consists of twelve sessions over a three to twelve week period (even longer if necessary), whichever is most suitable and beneficial to the client. The program aims, through lectures, group therapy, self-assessment and individual counselling, to create an awareness of alcohol/drug and other dependency issues in relation to the problems experienced by the client. These problems include anger & domestic violence, relationship breakdown, low self esteem, stress, grief, and shame. There is a particular focus on the effects of problem substance use or other dependent behaviours on the family unit.

The program provides an instructive and supportive environment conducive to positive change, and encourages and assists clients to take responsibility for such change.


The Holyoake Women's Program looks at the bigger picture of women's lives and offers support for women by:
  • Increasing awareness of how alcohol, drugs and other addictions impact on health, family and relationships
  • Identifying practical and effective ways of dealing with stress, grief, anger and loneliness
  • Developing communication skills and self esteem.

The program is a combination of twelve group sessions and individual counselling, with both day and evening sessions available. Please contact us to book an initial interview to assess how best we can meet your needs.
 
 
Young Adults Program (Creating Choices) provides a group program specifically designed for 18-24 year olds who would like to understand and address their alcohol and drug experiences. This program is interactive and thought provoking, as well as educational and supportive.
 
The program looks into many of the relevant areas of a young person's life including relationships, communication, self-image and esteem, dependency and relapse, goal setting and future focus, as well as alcohol and any other drug use. Young people are supported in working towards empowering themselves to make their own informed decisions and choices, creating the future that is right for them.


The Adolescent Program provides adolescents with:
  • A safe and accepting place to talk about what's happening for them
  • Information about the effects of alcohol/drugs
  • Strategies on how to quit, cut down and reduce harm of alcohol/drug use
  • Information and skills on reduction of stress related issues in their life and in their relationships.

Holyoake's Drug and Alcohol Through-Care Service (DATS) and Prison to Parole Program are designed to support adult male and female offenders who want to make positive changes with their drinking or drug use and lifestyle and are eligible for parole or work release within the next 4 months.  Help is provided through:

  • Individual counselling support while in prison
  • Individual counselling and/or weekly support groups after release from prison
  • Support programs for partners and children


Holyoake's Drug Rehabilitation and Counselling Program (DRCP) is a counselling program for young people aged 10 - 18 years who are offending or at risk of offending.  These services are provided on an outreach basis through the Department of Corrective Services Youth Justice Hubs in the metropolitan area.  Referrals for this program can be received through the Department of Corrective Services only.  

Holyoake's Pathways Program is delivered at Karnet and Casuarina Prisons on behalf of the Department of Corrective Services and is targeted at offenders who have drug-related problems.  This group program runs over twelve weeks and referrals for this program can be received through the Department of Corrective Services only. 


Program Calendar
Programs Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Men's Program

10am - 12:30pm
6pm - 8:30pm

6pm - 8:30pm









6pm - 8:30pm
10am - 12:30pm










6pm - 8:00pm










Relationships in Focus

10am - 12:30pm
6pm - 8:30pm














Childhood in Perspective

6pm - 8:30pm
10am - 12:30pm







Parent Services


6pm - 8:30pm


Adolescent Program Individual counselling sessions available by appointment. For more information contact Holyoake on (08) 9416 4444


Art and Play Program Individual counselling sessions available by appointment. For more information contact Holyoake on (08) 9416 4444


Young People's Program

Individual counselling sessions available by appointment. Click here for more information on closed groups being held this year



Couple's Counselling Individual counselling sessions available by appointment. For more information contact Holyoake on (08) 9416 4444
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