How can we help you?
PALM provides a safe and healthy environment where you can get the support you need to work through your problems and develop the skills to make positive changes in your life. You can stay for up to three months but we are also happy to work with you to plan a shorter period that will meet your particular needs.
In your time at PALM you’ll be able to work with individual counsellors and in groups to tackle any problems that drugs or alcohol have caused for you and to investigate ways to cope with pressure and have a happier and more productive lifestyle. We’re also able to offer assistance in dealing with family problems, issues around involvement in crime and mental health concerns. There is also a detox facility attached to PALM for any people who need to withdraw from the physical effects of drugs before they start the program.
It’s not all hard work at PALM. We have a structured program of recreational and fitness activities that includes trips to the movies, gym, bushwalking, bike riding, ice skating and so on. All residents are involved in making decisions about what activities will be on the program each week.
Who can we help?
13 to 18 year old young people who have experienced problems with their drug or alcohol use and who wish to get their lives back on track.
Where are we located?
Watson in the ACT
Working with partners
We work along side Gugan Gulwan, a youth Aboriginal service and do weekly groups with them. We also work with Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health services for specialised health support for Aboriginal youth. We have the Hep C council and Aids action council come in each week to provide support and education on BBVs.
Our Continuing Adolescent Life Management (CALM) program will keep in touch with young people either through face-to-face meetings, phone or by facebook and will provide ongoing aftercare support.
The details people will need to get an assessment – phone and times to call, email address
For assessments young people can call our main line on (02) 6123 2400, during business hrs. the assessment process involves a 10 minute initial phone screen to determine suitability and is then followed up with a 45 minute full assessment.
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