Useful peer support resources
Useful peer support resources
AOD and young people
- Preventing and delaying alcohol and other drug uptake by young people
- Preventing or delaying young people using alcohol and drugs
- Alcohol and your teenage brain
- Talking to young people
- Prevention strategies
- AOD Lifecyle Planner
Ways of working
- Working with community partners
- Community Consultation
- Developing a Community Action Plan
- Evaluation resource
- Ethics resource
- Stigma resource
Working in different settings
- Young members set to reap lifelong rewards as sporting clubs re-open (Insights article on sport/sporting clubs as a protective factor against AOD use)
- Alcohol Advertising, Social Media and Young People (mini bulletin)
- Engaging the media
- Leveraging social media
- Evidence-based apps resource
- The Art of Community Alcohol Management: What Local Government can do to prevent and minimise alcohol-related harm
Working with different populations
AOD and mental health support services
Connecting community members with AOD, mental health and other support services.
If you find yourself in a conversation with a participant who might benefit from professional assistance, you can refer them onto one of the services below.
Mental health services
24-hour telephone crisis counselling service.
Phone: 13 11 14
A dedicated service for men with relationship and family concerns.
Phone: 1300 78 99 78
Relationships Australia is a leading provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities.
Phone: 1300 364 277
A confidential service available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Provides support for: people experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, sexual assault, domestic or family violence and their friends, families, and support workers/professionals.
Phone 1800 737 732
Phone line counselling and information and referral to relevant services for depression and anxiety related matters.
Phone: 1300 22 46 36
Alcohol and other drug services
Alcohol and Drug Foundation – Drug Info and Advice Line
ADF provides reliable information and advice about alcohol and other drugs, including how you can best support yourself or someone you’re concerned about.
Phone: 1300 85 85 84
National Alcohol and Other Drug Hotline (ADIS)
Phone: 1800 250 015 - automatically redirects the caller to the ADIS in the state or territory you are calling from. Whether you are having issues with alcohol or other drugs, are concerned about someone else’s alcohol or other drug use, or just have general questions about alcohol or other drugs, you can call ADIS any time of the day or week for support, information, counselling and referral to services in your state or territory.
Family Drug Help
Program that provides practical help, information and support to families and friends impacted by someone’s drug and alcohol use.
Phone: 1300 660 068
Family Drug Support
Provides up to date information on all aspects of alcohol and drug use relative to the families of alcohol and other drug users.
Phone: 1300 368 186
Headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation for 12-25-year-olds – helps young people who are going through a tough time.
Phone: 1800 650 890
A free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25 years.
Phone: 1800 55 1800