Day rehabilitation

NeRASP is a program for people who identify issues with their substance use and mental health. We will work with you towards identifying your values to take steps to build a life worth living. This could include things like significantly reduced or ceased substance use, improved quality of life, or a return to parenting responsibility, education and employment.

Who:        Available to anyone over the age of 18

When:     This program runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays 10-3pm for eight weeks

Where:    21 Alamien Rd, West Heidelberg

Cost:       There is no cost associated with attending the program


Our approach

This post withdrawal, non-residential, harm reduction program uses current evidence base interventions of:

  • Group Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) combined with Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Psychosocial interventions
  • Assertive outreach
  • Ongoing follow up and support for a year post program

You will also be supported to access withdrawal programs prior to commencing rehabilitation.
Through this eight-week day program you will receive:

  • Face-to-face group therapy
  • Psychoeducation
  • Peer support
  • Individual counselling
  • Phone coaching
  • Assistance with housing issues, employment readiness and access to education
  • Assistance to address physical health needs and referral to relevant health services
  • Access to alcohol and drug clinicians, doctors, counsellors, mental health workers and other health care professionals


This program runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am-3pm for eight weeks. Clients are then able to seek individual counselling on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for further support. The groups run in the school terms with four groups running per year.

Term 3: 23rd July 2024
Term 4: 15th October 2024

Clients will need to detox at least one week in advance, this can be arranged by current supports or after an assessment has been completed.

Join this program

Complete a NeRASP referral form today or contact Clare Woods on 0429 071 661 or Anna Brockman 0409 425 750 or for more information.

You can register to attend these programs up to one month in advance.

The North East Recovery and Support Program is funded by the Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network.

Acknowledgement: Funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care. Visit the Department of Health and Aged Care website ( for more information.

Disclaimer: Although funding for these Allied Health services has been provided by the Australian Government, the material contained herein does not necessarily represent the views or policies of the Australian Government.