General Support Services & Counselling

Lives Lived Well - Cairns and Shanty Creek

Lives Lived Well

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About Us

A team of professional counsellors and a registered nurse can help guide you through the withdrawal process with holistic care, with facilities purposely designed to provide a safe, welcoming environment for supported day recovery. Running from 8:30am – 4:30pm at our office in Sheridan St, Cairns, we can also provide you with extra support outside of these hours as well as before and after finishing the program.

Through the program we provide:

  • individual assessment and care plan
  • counselling sessions and exercise therapy
  • GP appointments for health checks
  • phone support over the weekend

After completing the 5-day Withdrawal Support Program, you have the option to enter our live-in recovery facility, Shanty Creek (in Mareeba),  

Our Cairns team also provides the Breakthrough for Families program, with individual support as well as community drug and alcohol education evenings.

Breakthrough For Families

Breakthrough For Families supports families of people with problematic substance use (with specialised support for methamphetamines/ice) to be empowered to make positive changes through information, education and support. The services offered are free public information sessions, and/or individual brief intensive support.

Our Breakthrough For Families teams understand the need to be flexible and will work with you to deliver services at a suitable time and location. Breakthrough For Families is free and confidential. It operates independently from the child protection system. To chat about how we can help and for more information, just give us a call on 1300 727 957.

Quick Facts About The Region

Lives Lived Well - Cairns & Shanty Creek is located in the suburb of Cairns City, the council of Cairns, the state electorate of Cairns and the federal electorate of Leichhardt.