The Bendigo YSAS team provides the following services to young people living in Mount Alexander, Macedon Ranges, Central Goldfields, City of Greater Bendigo and Loddon Shires:
YSAS Youth Outreach
  • Drug and alcohol support, information and assessment
  • Provision of alcohol and other drugs treatment, mental health support and welfare services
  • Case management and referrals to other support services
  • Substance misuse counselling
  • Health promotion and harm reduction strategies
  • Direct referrals to youth AOD residential withdrawal and or youth AOD rehab admissions.
YSAS Home Based Withdrawal

YSAS home-based withdrawal services support young people aged between 12-21 who wish to undergo alcohol and/or other drug withdrawal while remaining in the community – either at home with family or friends or at other safe accommodation.

Family support

The family specialist role is like a regular youth outreach worker who has scope to work with you and your family or caregivers if you choose. We provide support with:

  • Family or caregivers understanding drug use and adolescent development
  • Family meetings to work as a team and understand each other’s perspective and improve relationships
  • Identifying strengths and goals.
YSAS Mental Health AOD Nurse Practitioner
  • Sexual health testing
  • Vaccinations check up
  • Direct referrals to youth AOD residential withdrawal and or youth AOD rehab admissions
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Sessional psychological interventions.

9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday


39 Garsed Street
Bendigo VIC 3550

Tel:  +61 3 5444 2969 
Fax:  +61 3 5443 5723

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