Centre-based counselling and support involves a young person meeting with an AOD counsellor or other therapist for scheduled appointments to discuss substance use or other issues that are currently impacting them.

Generally, young people are required to make their own way to appointments so this option is well suited to young people who have the resources to get themselves around and are personally motivated to attend.

Sessions are 1:1 and could cover a number of different topics, from Drug and Alcohol counselling to grief and loss or family therapy.

Young people who are motivated to attend regular sessions are good candidates for centre-based support and counselling.

Centre-based support and counselling is also often used to support young people experiencing a range of serious mental health problems, including major depression, PTSD, other anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, psychotic illness.

Young people who do not require help securing basic needs such as food and housing  and are motivated to attend regular sessions at an office or clinic are good candidates for centre-based support and counselling.

Contact YoDAA (1800 458 685) if you wish to find a service or discuss a young person.