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Evolve

No cost service for adults living in regional SA with concerns about their alcohol and/or other drug use as well as their mental health

Are you struggling to deal with concerns about your use of alcohol and other drugs? Are you also worried about your mental health? Get the support you need from Evolve.

In this program, you’ll work with friendly clinicians to set goals and develop new strategies to reduce your alcohol and other drug use and manage mental health concerns.

Evolve is delivered at consulting locations in Nuriootpa, Evanston, Victor Harbor and Kingscote.

Your journey with Evolve may be shared with a Peer Support Worker who has a lived experience of substance use concerns. Peer Support Workers understand what you are going through and can provide helpful insights and strategies based on their own personal experience.

Our team can work with other people involved in your care to support you to make long-term changes to your use of alcohol and/or other drugs.

What do we offer?

  • Integrated care

    Get support for your alcohol and/or other drug use and mental health concerns through one service.

  • Support from people who understand

    Our Peer Support Workers will provide you with helpful insights based on personal experience.

  • Positive goal setting

    We’ll support you to set goals and focus on the changes that are most important to you.

  • No cost

    Mental health & alcohol and other drug services are free at Sonder.

Accessing this service

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for this program, you must:

  • Be aged 16 years or over;
  • Be experiencing substance use concerns and mental health concerns and;
  • Be able to attend appointments in either Nuriootpa, Evanston, Victor Harbor and Kingscote.

Who are the staff?

Clinicians and Peer Support Workers, experienced in the treatment of alcohol and other drug use concerns as well as providing psychological therapy for people concerned about their mental health.

They work together as a team along with other people involved in your care to help you achieve your goals.

How do I access this service?

Getting started with Evolve is easy! You can either refer yourself into the program, or a health professional can make a referral on your behalf.

Simply submit a completed Referral Form via email to info@sonder.net.au or fax to (08) 8252 9433.

Download referral form

To refer yourself over the phone or to talk to the Evolve team, call Sonder Nuriootpa on (08) 8209 0710.

Hear from our clients

Frequently Asked Questions

Information for GPs

To refer a patient to this service, please complete a Referral form and send to Sonder via fax (08) 8252 9433 or email info@sonder.net.au

Download referral form

Our person-centred approach

We support people to improve their wellbeing and pursue a life with meaning, hope and purpose.

We do this through:

  • Respecting your values, treatment and support preferences.
  • Focusing on and amplifying your strengths.
  • Supporting you to develop and reach personal goals and ambitions.
  • Helping you to develop self-management skills.
Sonder Receptionist welcoming Client

For Mental Health Emergencies Call 000

If you, or someone you are with, are hurt or need immediate support, please call 000.

Mental Health Emergencies

This service is supported by funding from Country SA PHN through the Australian Government’s PHN Program.