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When addiction takes hold, it can feel like an uphill battle, but you don’t have to face it alone. We recognise the challenges that come with addiction, whether it’s alcohol, gambling, or other drugs. Our directory includes community-led organisations and services that focus on providing addiction support.

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Bridging the Gap – Men’s Resource Centre

Locations: 183 Rose Avenue, Coffs Harbour

The Men's Resource Centre is a safe space where men can gather and talk, receive counselling, and attend programs. Open from Tuesday to Thursday, 9am to 3pm, the centre offers:
  • Free counselling (including specialised trauma counselling)
  • Free psychologist appointments with our qualified psychologist
  • Self help programs such as drugs and alcohol, parenting, cooking on a budget and anger management.


 Website   (02) 5606 2167   Free

Complete Men

Locations: Brunswick Heads

The Complete Men Foundation is a not-for-profit charity providing weekly men's groups in South East Queensland and Northern NSW with an online group for men from other regions. The Foundation offers workshops, individual support and programs for men to engage in, as well as related personal growth activities. The groups offer opportunities for men to connect, share, and seek help with emotional, financial, and relationship challenge.

The Northern NSW Support Group is based in Brunswick Heads.

 Website   Free

Everyman

Offers support for men based in the ACT who are at risk of homelessness, living with mental health issues, disabilities, perpetrators or survivors of violence, ex-prisoners, socially isolated, having relationship or parenting difficulties.

 Website   02 6230 6999   Free

Mantle Health

The Mantle Program supports men to be better partners, fathers, brothers, colleagues, leaders, and friends, and to improve mental health outcomes for men and those around them. Mantle provides professional and one-on-one psychological support through a secure and discreet video telehealth service.

 Website   1300 646 753   Costs may be involved

Mensline Australia

MensLine Australia is a telephone and online counselling service offering support for Australian men, across areas of concern to men, including mental health, family violence, relationships and addiction.

 Website   1300 78 99 78   Free

The Glen

Locations: Chittaway Point

Residential support for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal men struggling with alcohol and other drug addiction, based on the NSW Central Coast. 12-week program offers a culturally safe, supportive environment to recover from addiction and start building practical life skills for clients over 18-years old.

 Website   02 4388 6360   Costs may be involved

13YARN

13YARN is the first national service of its kind for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people in crisis. We offer a confidential one-on-one over the phone yarning opportunity and support with a trained Lifeline Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Crisis Supporter for mob who are feeling overwhelmed or having difficulty coping.

 Website   13YARN on 13 92 76   Free

Aboriginal Medical Services Cooperative Ltd Redfern

Locations: Redfern

The Aboriginal Medical Service Redfern offers a range of specialist services to the Aboriginal community in Redfern, including mental health, drug and alcohol and community-based services. There are online, phone or face to face, individual, group support for men feeling distressed. Public health programs include men’s health and fitness programs, community events, youth support programs and health promotion.

 Website   (02)93195823   Free

ACON

Locations: Metropolitan Sydney - Surry Hills, Darlinghurst, Potts Point, Newtown, Redfern, Mt Druitt, Penrith, Richmond, Katoomba; Central Coast - Gosford, Wyong; Hunter New England - Cessnock, Singleton, Maitland, University of Newcastle, Islington, Newcastle West, Hamilton; Western NSW - Lithgow, Bathurst, Orange, Wellington, Dubbo, Forbes, Canowindra, Cowra, Condobolin, Coonamble, Lightning Ridge, Walgett, Brewarrina, Bourke ; Southern NSW - Young, Goulburn, Queanbeyan, Batemans Bay, Moruya, Jindabyne, Cooma, Bega; Murrumbidgee - Brungle, Wagga Wagga, Albury-Wodonga; Illawarra Shoalhaven - Wollongong, Nowra, Dapto; Mid North Coast - Forster, Taree, Port Macquarie, Kempsey, Bellingen, Coffs Harbour; Northern NSW - Grafton, Maclean, Lismore, Casino, Ballina, Byron Bay, Tweed Heads, Mullumbimby, Tenterfield, Glen Innes, Armidale, Tamworth, Moree; Far West NSW - Broken Hill, Wilcannia

ACON provides services in community health, inclusion and HIV responses for people of diverse sexualities and genders, across Metropolitan Sydney and Regional NSW. Service for men, including free alcohol and other drugs counselling and mental health counselling. To locate ACON services in NSW, use their location map which pinpoints local sexual health clinics (orange pin), LGBTIQ+ community groups (rainbow pin), Aboriginal community health services (Aboriginal flag pin) and the services offered at ACON offices.

 Website   Free

Foundation House

Locations: Rozelle

Alcohol, other drug and gambling addiction rehab programs for the Construction Industry and Health Services Industry. Foundation House offers residential rehabilitation, outpatient services and ongoing support after rehab. The 28-day residential program is often the first step in the recovery process. There is also a men-only relapse prevention group on Wednesdays.

 Website   (02) 9555 4034   Costs may be involved

Headspace

Locations: ACT - Canberra, Braddon, Greenway; Metropolitan Sydney - Ashfield, Bankstown, Bondi Junction, Brookvale, Campbelltown, Camperdown, Castle Hill, Chatswood, Hawkesbury, Hurstville, Katoomba, Liverpool, Miranda, Mt Druitt, Parramatta, Penrith; Central Coast - Gosford, Wyong; Hunter New England - Cessnock, Newcastle, Maitland, Lake Haven; Illawarra Shoalhaven - Wollongong, Nowra; Mid North Coast - Taree, Port Macquarie, Kempsey, Coffs Harbour; Northern NSW - Grafton, Lismore, Armidale, Tamworth; Southern NSW - Batemans Bay, Bega, Goulburn, Queanbeyan, Yass; Murrumbidgee - Wagga Wagga, Griffith; Western NSW - Bathurst, Broken Hill, Cowra, Dubbo, Lithgow, Orange

Headspace has online and phone tools and services to help young people with mental health, alcohol and other drug services, and other support, including early psychosis program. There are specific centres that can offer work and study support as well.
  • Location directory - All centre locations across Australia can be found on the interactive map of Australia showing locations in NSW and the ACT. Scroll into the map to find a location near you or look at the list below the map.
  • If there is no centre near you, there is online chat and phone support on 03 9027 0100


 Website   03 9027 0100   Free

Headstart

Locations: Central and Eastern Sydney, South Western Sydney, Western Sydney

Directory of local service providers and health professionals in Central and Eastern Sydney, South Western Sydney, Western Sydney.

 Website   Free

LikeMind

Locations: Sydney - Penrith, Seven Hills; Murrumbidgee - Wagga Wagga; Western NSW - Orange

Support for adults with mental health concerns, as well as their families and carers - community based services in Penrith, Seven Hills, Orange, Wagga Wagga. Access support with a referral from your GP or other health professional for a mental health care plan and referral to LikeMind. Services include mental health care, drug and alcohol, primary health care, employment services, carer support, and additional services depending on location.

 Website   Penrith: 02 8880 8111 - Seven Hills: 02 8806 3800 - Orange: 02 6311 1700 - Wagga Wagga: 02 6936 2000   Free

Southern Youth and Family Services

Locations: Illawarra Shoalhaven - Wollongong, Shellharbour, Nowra; Southern NSW - Goulburn

Main purpose is to support children, young people, adults and families who are disadvantaged, including those who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness and their families through supported accommodation, community social housing, counselling, and mediation. A dedicated Men's Health program through Community Health for Adolescents In Need (CHAIN) focuses on training young men to ask for help.

 Website   (02) 4221 7700   Free

Suicide Call Back Service

Suicide Call Back Service is a nationwide service providing 24/7 telephone and online counselling to people at risk of suicide, concerned about someone at risk, bereaved by suicide and people experiencing emotional or mental health issues.
  • 24/7 call back service - 1300 659 467
  • 24/7 online counselling support here


 Website   1300 659 467   Free

The Buttery

A long-term rehabilitation program for adults addicted to drugs and/or alcohol. Residential and outreach programs

 Website   02 6687 1111   Costs may be involved

WellMob

WellMob is a digital library of over 300 mental health and wellbeing resources developed by and for First Nations Australians including websites, apps, videos, fact sheets, podcasts, pdfs, and social media. WellMob takes a holistic strength-based approach around Indigenous wellbeing. The resources provide information, stories of lived experience, promote hope, and break down shame or stigma about mental health and wellbeing issues. WellMob is easy to navigate. The resources have been grouped under six broad topics: Mind, Body, Our Mob, Culture, Keeping Safe, and Healing. Each of these main topics link to several sub-topics. In three clicks it is possible to find culturally appropriate resources without having to search the web.

 Website   Free