Leichhardt Women’s Community Health Centre (LWCHC) offers confidential and free Drug and Alcohol counselling for female identifying and non-binary people of all ages who are living on a low income in the Sydney Local Health District (SLHD). This service is also for those affected by a family member or loved one’s Drug and Alcohol use.

LWCHC believes that everybody deserves the right to have their story heard. Counselling is strengths based and client focused. It works from a harm-minimisation approach, treating the individual as the expert of their lives. LWCHC is proud to offer support to clients at any stage of their journey with drugs and alcohol.

The counselling service involves an assessment period to better understand the background and concerns of clients, making referrals, supporting clients to achieve their goals, and some case management. Support letters for court, DCJ and Housing can be made in recognition of actively seeking support.

LWCHC understands that the first step is often the hardest. The service aims to offer a safe, trauma-informed and non-judgmental space for those wanting to talk about their use of substances.