South Eastern Consortium of Alcohol and Drug Agencies (SECADA)
COVID-19 has changed the way SECADA is working. All our services are available although we are following social distancing advice. If you would like to speak to someone please call our service on 1800 14 25 36. Our telephone line is open from 9:00am to 5:00pm. You can also complete this form and email back to firstname.lastname@example.org. Outside these hours you should call DirectLine on 1800 888 236. They are available 24/7.
Due to the changes all intake, assessment, counselling and information supports are done over the telephone or online. If you would like to speak to someone about yours or someone else’s use of alcohol and /or other substances please call our number.
If you are living in fear of your safety or that of your children or spouse call 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732).
If you are experiencing an emergency call 000.
SECADA can also provide assistance if you need:
SURe is focused on a holistic, recovery-oriented, family inclusive service for people with co-occuring substance use, mental health and other concerns. In addition to these services, they also provide information and access to other health related services in the region.
SURe in the south eastern region of Melbourne is a partnership between EACH Social & Community Health and Anglicare Victoria. Both the SURe Consortium and the SECADA Consortium provide all alcohol and other drugs programs for this region. For more information about SURe go to their website.
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