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Perinatal Care of Substance Using Mothers and Their Infants

Consumer Information - Support Services, Help, Information and Other Useful Contacts

Women and Newborn Drug and Alcohol Service (WANDAS) 

King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women (KEMH)
374 Bagot Road, Subiaco 6008, Western Australia
Tel: (08) 9340 1582

Alcohol and Drug Information Service

ADIS is a 24 hour, confidential telephone service for people in Western Australia. It provides information, counselling, referral and advice to anyone concerned about their own or another's alcohol or other drug use.
Tel: (08) 9442 5000
Country Calls (Toll Free): 1800 198 024

B-Attitudes Inc

A charitable organisation which helps to empower individuals who want to recover from drug addiction and work towards a drug free lifestyle.
Tel: 0422 181 873

Breastfeeding Centre of Western Australia

The Centre is available to mothers who attended King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women (KEMH) for their pregnancy and birth. Coming to the centre enables a mother and her baby/babies to spend up to 6 hours overcoming breastfeeding difficulties with the help of a midwife or lactation consultant.  The centre also offers a telephone service for breastfeeding problems.
King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women
Agnes Walsh House, Ground Floor, 374 Bagot Road, Subiaco 6008, Western Australia
8.00am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday (except public holidays).  Appointments are essential. 
Tel: (08) 9340 1844 

Cyrenian House

A non-government not for profit organisation which provides a wide range of residential and non-residential treatment programs for people suffering from the effects of drug & alcohol misuse.
318 Fitzgerald Street, North Perth 6006, Western Australia
Tel: (08) 9328 9200

Drug and Alcohol Withdrawal Network (DAWN)

A free home-based withdrawal service operating out of a number of locations in the Perth metropolitan area and staffed by Registered Nurses who provide daily home visits to people undergoing drug or alcohol withdrawal.
St John of God Hospital, Subiaco
12 Salvado Road, Subiaco 6008, Western Australia
Tel: (08) 9382 6049

Health Direct

HealthDirect is a free 24 hour, seven day a week health advice line. You should always try to contact your regular doctor first. But if they're not available, HealthDirect's experienced nurses will provide immediate professional advice on how urgent your problem is and what to do about it. HealthDirect is a State and Federal Government initiative.
Tel: 1800 022 222

Holyoake Institute

Provides a range of non-residential, family-focused services to people of all ages experiencing problems related to their own, or someone else's alcohol or other drug use.

King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women (KEMH)

King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women (KEMH)
374 Bagot Road, Subiaco 6008, Western Australia
Tel: (08) 9340 2222
For maternal advice ask for the Delivery Suite Senior Registrar
For neonatal advice ask for the Paediatric Registrar

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

A community-based organisation for recovering addicts where members learn from one another how to live drug-free and recover from the effects of addiction in their lives.
Tel: (08) 9227 8361
Telephone contact is available 24 hours a day

Next Step Drug & Alcohol Services

Next Step is a government health service that provides an information and referral service, together with clinical treatment and a residential withdrawal facility, for people with alcohol and other drug problems.
32 Moore Street, East Perth 6004, Western Australia
Tel: (08) 9219 1919


Ngala has been providing help for parents and their children for more than 100 years. The name Ngala (an Aboriginal word of the Bibbulmun dialect meaning "we two") reflects the organisation's core mission - to help strengthen the bond between parents and their children. Ngala provides practical help and support, parent education, a home visiting service, family residential program and daystay program.
9 George St, Kensington 6151, Western Australia
8.30am to 5.00pm daily
Tel: (08) 9368 9368
Country Calls (Toll Free): 1800 111 546 (8am-8pm 7 days)

Parenting WA 

Provides support, education and programs for parents with children up to the age of 18. The Parent Help Centre also operates the Parenting Line which offers 24 hour telephone information and advice about caring for children up to 18 years of age.
28 Alvan Street, Mt Lawley 6050, Western Australia
Tel: (08) 6279 1200 / 1800 654 432 (free for STD callers)

Princess Margaret Hospital for Children

Provides medical, emergency and counselling treatment for children up to 15 years of age.
Roberts Road, Subiaco 6008, Western Australia
Tel: (08) 9340 8222

Salvation Army Perth Bridge Program

The Continuing Care Program is a non-residential counselling and support service. Its objectives are to work with drug users in the community and to provide after-care for graduates of The Salvation Army's residential program.
11-15 Wright Street, Highgate 6003, Western Australia
Phone: (08) 9227 8086

Saranna Women's Residential Program

Saranna women's residential program is specifically designed for women with young dependant children who are affected by alcohol/drug misuse. This program provides the opportunity for women with their children to experience an alcohol and/or illicit drug free lifestyle in a safe environment.
Assessment for the Saranna Women's Program is offered at:
318 Fitzgerald Street, North Perth 6006, Western Australia
Tel : (08) 9328 9200

Women and Newborn Health Library

The Women and Newborn Health Library is a state-wide consumer health library based at King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women (KEMH) and provides women's and infants' health information to patients, their families and carers, health professionals, and the general public.
Tel: (08) 9340 1100 / Country Calls (Toll Free): 1800 651 100

Women's Health and Family Services

A not for profit organisation that provides programs and services for women, their children and their families that include counselling and drug and alcohol support. 
227 Newcastle Street, Northbridge 6003, Western Australia
Tel: (08) 6330 5400
Freecall: 1800 998 399


A complete list of specialist services can be found in the WANADA Online Directory of Western Australian Community Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies