We have established a “one-stop-shop” for MATES where it can provide the greatest impact within the community, located in the Busselton Courthouse. It has become a point of first contact for anyone seeking help with their problems when they don’t know where to turn. People at their lowest points are more likely to seek help, and if they have access to assistance while waiting in the courtroom, they may just decide to make a change. Because of our partnership with the Busselton Local Drug Action Group, we have access to all the drug and alcohol awareness and harm minimisation material via the Drug and Alcohol Office. Our information centre covers a range of brochures and handouts encompassing:
Latest drug and alcohol information
Anger management and communication skills information
Suicide and self harm minimisation information
Database of all local self-help groups and national help lines.