Services covering the City of Greater Dandenong, City of Casey and Cardinia Shire

Alcohol and Drug Services




Windana Youth Community House (WYCH)
Windana Youth Community House (WYCH) is a 6 bed residential facility located in Dandenong. Length of stay is determined on the individuals needs but is generally between 10 and 15 days. The Windana youth withdrawal unit offers a homelike environment for supported withdrawal from alcohol and other drugs. This may include medical and non-medical withdrawal and pharmacotherapy. The program includes medical and nursing management, case management and support services, complementary therapies – naturopath, mindfulness groups, exercise and recreation, individual counselling and group work including art therapy, nutrition, relapse prevention, harm minimisation and stress management.

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DirectLine
Provides confidential alcohol and drug counselling and referral in Victoria. For people of all ages and backgrounds. 24 hours, 7 days, free and confidential telephone counselling. Professional, qualified counsellors. Information support and referral. For individuals, family members and others.

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YSAS
Youth Support + Advocacy Service (YSAS) is a leading youth health not-for-profit agency that enables highly vulnerable and high-risk young people with substance dependence and misuse issues, mental illness and social disconnection to take control of their health and wellbeing.

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headspace Dandenong
headspace Dandenong provides young people and their families with access to youth friendly counsellors, psychologists, GPs and other professionals who can provide information and support if a young person is: feeling stressed out or sad, finding it hard to cope, not sleeping well or sleeping too much, finding it hard to concentrate, needing support for drinking or drug misuse, being bullied, hurt or harassed or worried about work or study.

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Engaging Families
Engaging Families provides outreach and counselling support for families with children under the age of 12 living within Cardinia Region. Supports are targeted for people experiencing Family Violence as well as Alcohol and Other Drugs concerns and Mental Health concerns. Includes counselling, parenting support, outreach services, advocacy and group programs.

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