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Others Who Can Help

You're not alone. There are many organisations that provide valuable resources and support.

31 Organisations


DrugInfo Clearinghouse

The DrugInfo Clearinghouse is a program of the Australian Drug Foundation. It provides easily understood information about alcohol and other drugs.


Headspace is the national youth mental health foundation. We help young people who are going through a tough time 

International Harm Reduction Association

The International Harm Reduction Association (IHRA) promotes a harm reduction approach to all psychoactive substances on a global basis. IHRA exists to prevent the negative social, health, economic and criminal impacts of illicit drugs, alcohol and tobacco for individuals, communities and society. IHRA supports the engagement of people and communities affected by drugs and alcohol around the world and works to promote harm reduction and human rights issues within national, regional and international bodies (such as the UN).

Jesuit Social Services

Jesuit Social Services works collaboratively with others to engage disadvantaged individuals, families and communities and the wider society to promote health and wellbeing and to address social exclusion. The organisation works in some of the most difficult and demanding areas of human service, including the areas of crime, addiction, mental illness, long-term unemployment and entrenched social disadvantage.


Lifeline provides access to crisis support, suicide prevention and mental health support services.

Somewhere in Australia there is a new call to Lifeline every minute. People call Lifeline’s 24 hour crisis support service 13 11 14.

National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre

The overall mission of NDARC is to use research to contribute to the minimisation of the harmful consequences of alcohol and other drugs use in Australia by increasing the effectiveness of the Australian treatment response to drug-related problems.

National Drug Strategy

The National Drug Strategy (NDS) and its forerunner, the National Campaign Against Drug Abuse (NCADA), have been operating since 1985. Both NCADA and NDS were created with strong bipartisan political support and involve a cooperative venture between the Commonwealth and State/Territory governments as well as the non-government sector. The common aim from the outset was "to minimise the harmful effects of drug use in Australian society".

Ngwala Willumbong Co-operative

Ngwala Willumbong (Pitjantjatjara for "Dry Place") Co-operative Ltd has been a key service provider offering specialist alcohol and drug residential rehabilitation and outreach support services to the Aboriginal communities of Victoria since 1975. Ngwala has developed and will continue to develop appropriate alliances and partnerships with specialist alcohol and drug agencies to foster best practice in service delivery.

No Wrong Door

No Wrong Door is an initiative supporting young people (aged 10 to 25 years) to help them find the support that they require. No Wrong Door services and schools commit to actively engaging young people, ensuring that each young person receives appropriate and adequate support for their needs, regardless of whatever door or service they walk through.

Reach Foundation

For two decades, Reach has improved the wellbeing of tens of thousands of young Australians. Reach is an independent, for-purpose organisation for young people.Their vision is that every young person has the support and self-belief they need to fulfil their potential and dare to dream.


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