Great Southern Community Alcohol and Drug Service – Albany

The Great Southern Community Alcohol and Drug Service (GSCADS) team supports communities across the vast region from Walpole to Bremer Bay, and north to Kojonup, Katanning and Lake Grace as well as many places in between.

Our services are free, confidential and everyone is welcome.

Our services

  • Assessment and referral
  • Counselling and support for adults, youth and families
  • Counselling for people in the justice system including court diversion programs (diversion and cannabis intervention)
  • Needle and syringe program
  • Group counselling
  • Therapy programs including SMART Recovery and art groups
  • After hours counselling services by appointment
  • Support for people with both mental health and alcohol and other drug concerns
  • Shared care with other services
  • Outreach support
  • Support for local communities through prevention and community development activities
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Youth Focus – Albany

Youth Focus provides a friendly, confidential and professional service for young people who are in need of counselling and support.

 

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Shire of Cranbrook

Local Shire
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Plantagenet Medical

Plantagenet Medical has been providing medical services to the community in Mount Barker and outlying areas for over 35 years. We have a dedicated team of general practitioners, nurses and admin staff who are committed to the health and well-being of their clients.

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Our doctors also provide emergency services and inpatient care to Plantagenet District Hospital on a rostered basis. We have practitioners with wide ranging interests including Chronic Disease Management, Skin Cancer, Women’s and Children’s health, Preventative Health and Palliative Care.

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Cranbrook Police

Local Police
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Cranbrook Library

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Cranbrook Caravan Park

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Share and Care – Family and Domestic Violence Child Support

The Family and Domestic Violence Child Support service ensures that a trained child support worker is on site and will relieve the parent of care if she needs to attend appointments. 
The support may include outings with the parents’ permission, liaison with schools for enrollments, play therapy, referrals for mother and or child to a host of other agencies that may assist with the variety of needs the consumer presents with.
 
These services cover the Wheatbelt, and Upper Great Southern, and based in Northam and Narrogin.
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Southern Aboriginal Corporation – Family Violence Prevention Service (FVPLS)

Southern Aboriginal Corporation works collaboratively with other service providers to deliver culturally appropriate free, accessible, equitable, efficient and effective legal assistance casework, counselling and court support to Aboriginal adults and children who are victims/survivors of family violence, including sexual assault/abuse, or who are at immediate risk of such violence.
This also includes provision of advocacy, community legal education and early intervention and prevention activities.
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Anglicare WA – Domestic Violence Advocacy Support Service

The free service provides support and advocacy to adult victims of family and domestic violence.

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headspace Albany

headspace Albany supports young people 12 – 25 who are experiencing mild to moderate mental health concerns and/or substance use issues, and their family and friends.
headspace Albany is easy to access for young people and their families, with no referral required to use the services.
 
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Albany Youth Support Association – Albany Youth Outreach

Albany Youth Outreach provides early intervention and support to at-risk young people commencing secondary education, up to 18 years of age. With referrals accepted from partner agencies and individuals, the program provides:

  • Mentoring to enhance relationships with families and others
  • Referrals and support to access appropriate services
  • Support to establish connections to activities and the community
  • Advocacy and information
  • Support to actively and positively participate in Open Access arts activities

Priority is given to those with high support needs who are likely to have experienced multiple risks. The free and strictly confidential program is designed to prevent crises occurring in these young people’s lives.

Eligibility:

  • Young people aged between 12 and 18
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Albany Women’s Centre – Anglicare WA

Albany Women’s Centre offers women, with or without children, affected by family and domestic violence a safe refuge and support services. There is a mobile Outreach Initiative which services Miang Land including Albany, Denmark, Mount Barker, Cranbrooke and Jerramungup.
 
Services include:
  • Crisis accommodation
  • 24 hour on call service
  • Development of safety plans
  • Assistance and support
  • Information and advocacy
  • Referrals to other agencies
  • Links to housing, income, legal and medical services
  • Mobile Outreach support services
  • Coordinated crisis response
  • Client focused emotional and practical support
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