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Alcohol, drugs and related issues

You are welcome to contact us if you have issues with alcohol, drugs or related issues.

If you are affected by someone else’s misuse of alcohol and/or drugs, we have special programs to help and support you.

Mental health

We also help people who experience mental health issues. If you are a client of a mental health service or if your doctor is helping you we can, if you wish, work in partnership with them to help you. If you are not receiving help with your mental health issues, Holyoake counsellors can help you if your alcohol or drug use is the issue of primary concern.

Fees

Holyoake’s counselling services are free. However, donations in lieu of payment are welcome and appreciated.

DRUMBEAT and Wellbeing@Work are our social enterprises and incur fees. Please contact us for more information.

Program duration

Programs vary in duration and by location.

Group sessions vary depending on the type of program and range from 1 to 2.5 hours.

Wellbeing@Work sessions can vary from 1 to 4 hours.

Locations

Holyoake has offices in Victoria Park, Midland, Northam, Merredin and Narrogin. We also offer outreach services across the Wheatbelt, and have affiliates in Sydney, Newcastle, Alice Springs and Tasmania.

Wellbeing@Work programs are facilitated in Western Australia, while DRUMBEAT programs are available across Australia and around the world.

Appointments

Please arrive on time for counselling appointments. If for some reason you cannot attend, please call your local office to cancel or reschedule. We request you let us know at least 48 hours prior to your appointment, as we can offer the appointment to someone else.

Program content

Our programs are individually tailored and include an assessment of your needs, the development of a plan, one-on-one counselling, learning and continuing care. We also offer group programs.

Depending on your needs, we may cover alcohol and other drug use in detail, goal-setting, self-esteem, communication, self-control, relationships, peer pressure, coping skills, stress, grief, anger, shame, anxiety and depression, childhood issues, bonding, boundaries, crime, family, financial problems, guilt, loss, relapse and avoidance, self-responsibility and violence.

DRUMBEAT and Wellbeing@Work programs are customised to achieve specific objectives.

Community consultation

Holyoake consults extensively with community groups. We work with a culturally diverse client base.

We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land and consult with Aboriginal elders and leaders.

Prevention is as critical as treatment. At the prevention level, we consult with government agencies, health care and education providers, peak bodies, shires, sporting clubs and other community organisations.

Outcomes

People who have experienced our programs report feeling liberated and empowered.