Fax: (02) 9310-0833
PO Box 120
RANDWICK NSW 2031
Web Address: https://noffs.org.au
The Ted Noffs Foundation’s Program for Adolescent Life Management (PALM) is a sixteen bed community for 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.
Based in Randwick, 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.
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, the beach, Sky Zone, ice skating and so on. All residents are involved in making decisions about what activities will be on the program each week.
As part of the service we offer young people up to five years of further care once they have left PALM. Our Continuing Adolescent Life Management (CALM) program will keep in touch with you either through face-to-face meetings or by facebook and will provide ongoing support in dealing with any problems that you’re having. As well as helping you to avoid relapsing in to drug use, we’re able to assist you in looking for a job, going back to school or other education, finding accommodation and reconnecting with your family.
To enquire about coming to PALM, you can call us yourself or a parent or health worker can call on your behalf.
For more information on Ted Noffs Foundation programs, visit https://noffs.org.au