Commissioned AOD Services


Commissioned services

On Friday 9 June 2017 SWSPHN officially launched the newly commissioned services that will work with clients, their families and with GPs to provide withdrawal management, rehabilitation, aftercare and psychosocial counselling. These services include:

  • ACON: Founded in 1985, ACON is a NSW based health promotion organisation providing specialised information and services supporting the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people and people with HIV. ACON will be expanding their flexible, individualised psychosocial counselling service for the LGBTI community with AOD needs into South Western Sydney. ACON will also be providing training to GPs. See the ACON website for more information, or see the attached flyer.
    • Services can be accessed by invidivuals or health professionals by calling the intake officer Ph: 9206 2000 (call back within 48 hours) or via the website
  • Headfyrst: The Salvation Army is working with headspace centres in South Western Sydney to provide their counselling and support services to young people aged 12-25 years who have co-morbid mental health and AOD health needs. Outreach services will be co-located at the headspace sites in Liverpool (Ph: 8785 3200), Campbelltown (Ph:4627 9089) and Bankstown (Ph: 9393 9669). For more information email visit their website or see the attached Headfyrst Brochure


  • Odyssey House: Providing psychosocial counselling, care coordination, after care and case management services for adult clients with co-occurring AOD and mental services are available in Campbelltown with outreach in Tahmoor, Bowral and Bankstown.  Odyssey house has commenced an innovative model of care to work with general practices providing skilled staff to support clients to continue withdrawal management with their own GP.
  • St Vincent de Paul: Expansion of their six-week non-residential rehabilitation day program in Campbelltown to support servicesincluding before and after care, psychosocial counselling, case management, psychosocial education groups and support groups for adults with AOD dependencyServices will be available in Liverpool, Fairfield and Warwick Farm, as well as working with the local Aboriginal communities in SWS to deliver culturally appropriate AOD services. More details can be found on the website or see the attached Rendu House brochure.

    See Forms and Templates for referral templates suitable for practice software.