Specialist Methamphetamine Team

We have established a specialist team in Northam to provide intensive support to people using methamphetamines, and their families in the Avon catchment of the Wheatbelt. Our team includes a Doctor, Clinical Nurse, Case Manager, Peer Workers, Family Support Workers, and Counsellors operating from one convenient location. We offer:

·        Medical assessment

·        Support to address mental health issues related to use of methamphetamines

·        General health screening and referral

·        Case management support to address other life issues

·        Inclusion of family and support networks

·        Access to counselling

This program provides an opportunity to receive continuous support over a long period to achieve sustainable change.

If you or someone you care about is affected by the use of methamphetamines, please call 08 9621 1055 or email adminnortham@holyoake.org.au for more details.

Session for Organisations

The number of Australians using methamphetamines has tripled over the past five years1, while the use of this drug in Western Australia is nearly double the Australian average2.

Employers across Australia are concerned as increasing numbers of staff turn to this dangerous drug to cope with stress. This impacts on wellbeing, absenteeism, presenteeism, workplace accidents and productivity.

We offer a special Wellbeing@Work Methamphetamine Awareness session for organisations. This session aims to enhance awareness of this dangerous drug and help participants to make informed choices.

Our experienced facilitators present this session from a holistic and non-judgemental perspective. It is ideal for all managers and employees to enhance their knowledge and awareness of this drug. This session will also reflect your organisation’s commitment to employee safety and wellbeing.

For more details, please email corporateprograms@holyoake.org.au

1National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre 22013 National Drug Strategy Household Survey