Free & Confidential Services

Holyoake’s Wheatbelt Community Alcohol and Drug Service (WCADS) aims to reduce alcohol and other drug related harm through counselling and support services for individuals, families and the community.

Our experienced counsellors work closely with each person to ensure they receive maximum benefit in a safe, confidential and caring environment. This includes the opportunity to share experiences without being judged and to gain valuable skills to work through individual challenges.

Our main office is situated in Northam, with branch offices in Narrogin and Merredin. In addition, we offer outreach services throughout the Wheatbelt. Click here for more details.

We offer a choice of counselling options: face-to-face, phone and video counselling. After-hours counselling support is also available evenings and weekends by appointment only.

So if you or someone you care about needs help with alcohol, other drugs or related mental health issues, please call 08 9621 1055 or email adminnortham@holyoake.org.au

Our services include: 

Counselling and Support

We assist people who may be experiencing problems with their own or someone else’s substance use. Individual counselling is available along with specially designed programs to assist individuals and their families to cope with the consequences of alcohol and other drug use. 

Integrated Support Team

We offer a holistic approach to caring for individuals impacted by the harms of alcohol and other drugs. This includes medical assessments and support, pharmacotherapy, case management, counselling, mentoring, advocacy and group therapy programs.

Men’s and Women’s Groups

We offer confidential and non-judgemental men’s and women’s groups to support the journey of individuals experiencing issues arising from alcohol and drug use.

Court Diversion Programs

Specialised Court Diversion Officers attend court in Northam, Narrogin, Merredin and Moora. They support adults and youth who are eligible and who wish to participate in a pre-sentence alcohol and other drug support program. 

SMART (Self-Management and Recovery Training) Recovery

This group program assists with any problematic behaviours. Guided by trained peers and professionals, participants come to help themselves and each other using a variety of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and motivational tools and techniques.

After Care Coordinator Service

Holyoake works with the Wheatbelt Mental Health Services to assist people who have had suicide ideation, or have made a suicide attempt, to return to their communities.  The After Care Coordinator achieves this through conducting wellbeing checks, developing safety plans, sourcing social and practical support, and by working alongside clients to set goals, reconnect with primary care services and reconnect with family and social support networks.

Prevention

Holyoake operates two award-winning prevention programs in the Wheatbelt; one for the prevention of alcohol and other drug harm, and the other for suicide prevention. Both programs work closely together given the co-occurring relationship between alcohol/other drugs and mental health.  The goals of these programs are to enhance mental health and wellbeing, reduce the incidence of mental illness, suicide attempts and suicide, and prevent or reduce problematic alcohol and drug use. Goals are achieved through the development, implementation and evaluation of community-based, evidence-based and evidence informed prevention plans.

Mindfulness Group

This group offers a practical way to slow down and manage stress and anxiety. Participants will be guided through a number of mindfulness exercises to tune into moment-by-moment awareness of thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations and the environment.

Referral to other Agencies

Our team may refer people to other specialised services within the region or outside the Wheatbelt for services such as specialised detoxification units and residential rehabilitation.

Our services include: 

Counselling and Support

We assist people who may be experiencing problems with their own or someone else’s substance use. Individual counselling is available along with specially designed programs to assist individuals and their families to cope with the consequences of alcohol and other drug use. 

Integrated Support Team

We offer a holistic approach to caring for individuals impacted by the harms of alcohol and other drugs. This includes medical assessments and support, pharmacotherapy, case management, counselling, mentoring, advocacy and group therapy programs.

Men’s and Women’s Groups

We offer confidential and non-judgemental men’s and women’s groups to support the journey of individuals experiencing issues arising from alcohol and drug use.

Court Diversion Programs

Specialised Court Diversion Officers attend court in Northam, Narrogin, Merredin and Moora. They support adults and youth who are eligible and who wish to participate in a pre-sentence alcohol and other drug support program. 

SMART (Self-Management and Recovery Training) Recovery

This group program assists with any problematic behaviours. Guided by trained peers and professionals, participants come to help themselves and each other using a variety of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and motivational tools and techniques.

Mindfulness Group

This group offers a practical way to slow down and manage stress and anxiety. Participants will be guided through a number of mindfulness exercises to tune into moment-by-moment awareness of thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations and the environment.

Referral to other Agencies

Our team may refer people to other specialised services within the region or outside the Wheatbelt for services such as specialised detoxification units and residential rehabilitation.

Contact Us

Northam
133 Fitzgerald Street, Northam, WA 6401 [PO Box 375] Tel: (08) 9621 1055 Freecall: 1800 447 172
Email: adminnortham@holyoake.org.au
Office hours: 8.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday,
4.30pm – 9pm Thursday: By appointment

Narrogin
New Ambulatory Care Building
Narrogin Hospital, Williams Road, Narrogin, WA 6312
Tel: (08) 9881 1999 Freecall: 1800 447 172
Email: adminnortham@holyoake.org.au
Office hours: 8.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday

Merredin
Kitchener Road , Merredin, WA 6415
Tel: (08) 9081 3396 Freecall: 1800 447 172
Email: adminnortham@holyoake.org.au
Office hours: By appointment only

Contact Us

Northam
133 Fitzgerald Street, Northam, WA 6401 [PO Box 375] Tel: (08) 9621 1055 Freecall: 1800 447 172
Email: adminnortham@holyoake.org.au
Office hours: 8.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday,
4.30pm – 9pm Thursday: By appointment

Narrogin
New Ambulatory Care Building
Narrogin Hospital, Williams Road, Narrogin, WA 6312
Tel: (08) 9881 1999 Freecall: 1800 447 172
Email: adminnortham@holyoake.org.au
Office hours: 8.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday

Merredin
Kitchener Road , Merredin, WA 6415
Tel: (08) 9081 3396 Freecall: 1800 447 172
Email: adminnortham@holyoake.org.au
Office hours: By appointment only