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Sir David Martin Foundation cares about youth in crisis and we know sometimes it's hard to find the right support (whether it's for you or a young person in your life).
We've compiled this list to make it easier to reach out for help...

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Immediate help

If you need urgent help right now, please call 000 or contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800 for immediate 24/7 crisis support.

The Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467 offers 24/7 free counselling and support for people at risk of suicide.

Family Drug Support

Family Drug Support Australia offers a 24/7 support line on 1300 368 186 for anyone who needs help with a loved one’s drug use. They also have excellent resources and support programs for families living with addiction.

Youth Mental Health Support

headspace provides early intervention mental health services and support for 12-25 year olds. They can help young people with mental health, physical health,  alcohol and other drug services and work and study support.

Alcohol & Drug Support

National Alcohol & Other Drug Hotline on 1800 250 015 provides free,  confidential advice. The Alcohol & Drug Foundation’s DrugInfo service also provides useful facts and details for counselling, treatment and support services.

Youth specific (16 - 24) residential treatment services*

Sir David Martin Foundation funds Missions Australia’s Triple Care Farm, a residential youth drug and alcohol treatment facility in the NSW Southern Highlands. The program offers young Australians aged 16-24 a safe place to get well and prepare for new opportunities.

Triple Care Farm provides youth specific, holistic, innovative and evidence-based care. There are three stages of the program: Withdrawal at David Martin Place (2-4 weeks), Residential Rehabilitation (12 weeks) and Aftercare (6 months), providing support for graduates as they return to their communities.

* this list is currently being updated to include further locations nationally

State-based drug and alcohol support programs

Each state and territory has an alcohol and drug information service to provide referrals to treatment programs in your local area and help you find the right support to suit your needs. Please note, these agencies offer referrals and support for ALL AGES, not just young people.

New South Wales

Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS)
Sydney: 02 9361 8000
Regional NSW: 1800 422 599
A 24-hour confidential information, advice and referral telephone service.


DirectLine 1800 888 236
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Confidential alcohol and drug counselling and referral line.


Alcohol and Drug Information Services (ADIS) 1800 177 833
24-hour Alcohol and Drug Information Service.

Western Australia

WA Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS)
Perth: 08 9442 5000
Regional WA: 1800 198 024
A 24-hour, confidential telephone service that provides information, counselling, referral and advice.

South Australia

Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS) 1300 131 340
A 24-hour telephone information, counselling and referral service.


Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS) 1800 811 994
24-hour telephone service offering information, advice, referral, intake, assessment and support.

Australian Capital Territory

ACT Health Services: Alcohol and Other Drugs 02 6207 9977
24-hour telephone service offering information, advice, referral, intake, assessment and support.

Northern Territory

Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS) 1800 131 350
24-hour alcohol and drug telephone information and counselling service