Free & Confidential Services

If you or someone you care about is affected by alcohol and/or drugs or related issues, we can help you work through your challenges in a safe, caring and non-judgemental environment.

Our counselling programs are available free of cost. All you have to do is call our client services officer on 08 9416 4444 or email clientservices@holyoake.org.au to make an appointment.

One of our experienced counsellors will meet you to understand you and your circumstances. We will then recommend a program that would work best for you.

Please scroll down to learn more about our programs and services.

Individual Counselling

If alcohol and/or other drugs are affecting your life and relationships, individual counselling will help and support you to achieve your goals.

We also offer counselling to all family members who may be impacted by someone else’s use of alcohol and/or other drugs. Our programs include counselling for couples and families.

Each counselling session is usually 50-60 minutes long, and appointments are available during the day and some evenings.

Group Programs

Group programs give individuals and family members an opportunity to explore their challenges and the impact of alcohol and/or other drugs on their relationships. It is a safe and supported environment in which shared experiences and peer support can make a positive difference. Our group programs include:

  • Men’s Program: Helps men to understand and address their alcohol and/or drug use.
  • Women’s Program: Helps women to understand and address their alcohol and/or drug use.
  • Young Adult’s Program (18-24 years): Helps young adults to understand and address their alcohol and/or drug use.
  • Tools for Change Program: For men and women who want to create change around alcohol and/or drugs, but are unsure where to start.
  • Relationships in Focus: Provides support and coping skills to those impacted by the misuse of alcohol and/or drugs by someone they care about.
  • Parent’s Program: Helps parents to understand their situation and explore practical skills to cope with and facilitate positive change.
  • Childhood in Perspective: Helps men and women to address issues related to growing up in a family where alcohol and/or drugs were a problem.

Our group programs are run on a weekly basis and you can attend sessions during the day and some evenings.

Children & Young People

Holyoake offers special programs for children and young people who may be affected directly or indirectly by alcohol and/or drugs or related issues. Our programs include:

  • Adolescent Program: Helps young people aged 12-17 years to address their misuse of alcohol and/or drugs, and to gain confidence, stay safe and reduce the harm of substances.
  • Young People’s Program: For young people aged 3-17 years who are impacted by parental or significant other’s alcohol and/or drug misuse. We help them to develop the knowledge and skills to cope with their experience and foster an increased sense of self-esteem.
  • Attachment (Art & Play) Program: For caregivers with a history of alcohol and/or drug use and their children. We use art and play to strengthen the caregiver-child relationship, reduce parental stress, provide support and improve communication.