The Youth Team provides specialised Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Counselling Services to young people aged between 12 and 24 years. We also provide support to families and loved ones who may be supporting a young person with a substance abuse problem, and young people supporting a family member with a substance abuse problem.
We offer support via face-to-face appointments at our office at 2 Rawson St Wollongong, telephone counselling, and telehealth options. A drop-in clinic (no appointment necessary) is available for young people to attend at Community Health for Adolescents in Need (CHAIN) at 1a Denison St on Thursdays between 10am and 4pm.
This service aims to be accessible and responsive to the needs of young people. The youth team works in collaboration with other organisations to provide appropriate support and referral to address the complex and specific needs of young people.
We offer a safe, confidential, client-centred program that encourages open communication between young people and their clinician.
The youth team offers a variety of group programs to support young people and their families including:
- The KiT group (DBT-based program) is a skills-based group for people who are interested in developing adaptive coping strategies to manage difficult emotions and improve relationships.
- Therapeutic writing group
- BeSMART (support for parents and carers)
And more groups in development.
As part of the holistic approach to recovery, where appropriate, families and carers are involved.
The Orana Centre
2 Rawson St
Shoalhaven Youth Team
47 Berry St
Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 5 pm
Please note that due to near by construction parking at The Orana Center in Wollongong is limited.