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In 1975, our founders John Keating and Anita Day established Holyoake to champion a new, non-judgemental, family-systems approach to supporting people, families and communities affected by alcohol and drugs.

The premise was simple but revolutionary: when we come together with care and without judgement – as individuals and peer groups, as families and communities, as specialists and practitioners – we empower people to achieve better, life-changing outcomes.

Today, this holistic, evidence-based approach – the Holyoake Approach – encompasses mental health support and is the foundation of the wide-ranging and constantly evolving support, recovery and prevention programs we deliver across WA. This includes:

  • One-on-one counselling and peer-group support. For people of all ages living with alcohol, drug or mental health challenges and families and friends living with the impacts.
  • Community and prevention programs. From community-based alcohol and other drug prevention and harm minimisation to mental health and suicide prevention.

Our impact last year

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15,432

occasions of service were delivered.

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4,500+

individuals participated in programs across counselling and prevention support.

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18%

of consumers identified as Aboriginal.

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12%

of consumers sought support in relation to a friend or loved one.