Partners Toward Wellbeing

Support for people living with both mental health and alcohol and/or other drug use concerns

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Partners Toward Wellbeing is a free, confidential and voluntary program delivered by Mission Australia in partnership with Sonder.

The program helps people to address the practical, physical, social and emotional issues that often accompany living with both mental health and alcohol and/or other drug use concerns.

We provide; peer support, alcohol and other drugs counselling, and psychological support to address both mental health and alcohol and/or other drug use concerns.

We can also provide care coordination to ensure your needs are addressed by the most appropriate services in the community.

The relationship between alcohol and other drugs and mental health

Alcohol and other drugs can affect your mental health, leading to what is known as comorbidity.

It can be a challenge to receive the proper care to address both addiction and mental health. We are fully trained in the area of alcohol and other drugs and mental health to ensure you receive the best care for your wellbeing goals.

Mental health clinician delivering counselling

What do we offer?

  • Wellbeing planning with trained AOD professionals

    Our team will work with you to develop a plan utilising tailored, evidence-based therapies to help you achieve both your substance use and mental health goals.

    We can also assist your family or support network.

  • Peer support

    A peer support worker is someone who has lived with addiction and mental health challenges.

    They can personally relate to challenges you may be facing in both your daily living and can help you stay engaged in a treatment program.

  • Cultural and age appropriate support

    Our team understand that coming from a diverse background or older age group can add further challenges to accessing the right support.

    We will be guided by you and best practices to support you and your goals. We also have a First Nations specific worker to assist you in the way that is most helpful to you.

  • Outreach and care coordination

    We can help you in other areas of your life and can link you with other services such as housing, health and financial wellbeing.

    We can provide referrals to support engagement in education, training and employment. We will work alongside other organisations, people or family members in supporting you.

Accessing this service

Who do we help?

We support individuals who want to make changes to their drug and/or alcohol use and improve their mental health.

Support will be prioritised for people from diverse backgrounds, such as:

  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse
  • Older people
  •  Families
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Who are the staff?

Our team is made up of Peer Support Workers, AOD Workers and Comorbidity Clinicians.

How do I access the service?

Service hubs are located in Northern Adelaide, Southern Adelaide and Central Adelaide.

Individuals may self-refer via:

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

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