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Breakthrough for Families

As part of our Action on Ice Strategy, a new program ‘Breakthrough for Families’ has commenced.

Breakthrough for Families helps families and significant others of individuals affected by ice and other drugs–in particular families with children–to obtain information, develop support strategies and connect to treatment and other services.

The program provides families and the broader community affected by ice and other drugs access to free, accessible information, and tailored strategies to help themselves and others.

Families can receive brief individual support over several private sessions tailored to their individual needs and circumstances.

Families are also able to access community forums and workshops to gain information and learn solutions and next steps.

The voluntary program is delivered in community settings and has a strong focus on helping people who may not have easy access to support.

Queensland Health (Insight Training) is supporting Breakthrough for Families service providers with state-wide program resources, training and support for workers.

Download the following documents for more information:

The Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council has contextualised the program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and is supporting direct delivery in a number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

The following organisations are delivering Breakthrough for Families in the various Hospital and Health Service districts. They can be contacted confidentially about community information sessions and for free, personalised support for families.

Lives Lived Well

Delivered in the Hospital and Health Service districts of Cairns, Metro North and Metro South (includes Brisbane, Caboolture and Logan), Sunshine Coast, and Townsville.

Service locations and contacts

Central Intake Service

  • Phone: 1300 727 957
  • Website: Lives Lived Well (referrals can also be made via the site)

Cairns

Metro North and Metro South

  • Location: Level 1, 55 Little Edward Street, Spring Hill QLD 4000

Sunshine Coast

  • Locations:
    - 15 Evans Street, Maroochydore QLD 4558
    - Gympie Regional Gallery, 39 Nash Street, Gympie QLD 4570

Townsville

Drug Arm

Delivered in the Hospital and Health Service districts of Darling Downs, Mackay, South West, and West Moreton.

Service locations and contacts

Central Intake Service

Darling Downs

  • Location: Red Edge Shopping Centre, Shop 14, 192-198 James Street, Toowoomba QLD 4350
  • Phone: (07) 3620 8860

Mackay

  • Location: Unit 1, 57 Wood Street, Mackay QLD 4740
  • Phone: (07) 4944 1173

South West

  • Location: 61 McDowell Street, Roma QLD 4455
  • Phone: 0438 967 298

West Moreton

  • Location: 269 Brisbane Road, Ipswich QLD 4305
  • Phone: (07) 3620 8850

Bridges Health and Community Care

Delivered in the Hospital and Health Service district of Wide Bay.

Service location and contacts

Apunipima Cape York Health Service

Delivered in the Hospital and Health Service district of Cape York.

Service location and contacts

More information

The department acknowledges the assistance and contribution from Family Drug Support, ADIS Queensland and the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, Turning Point, SHARC and the Bouverie Centre.