The Drug and Alcohol Arts For Therapy Group at AMC is comprised of young men and women who are currently detained, and who may have experienced alcohol and other drug issues and or mental health.

Art therapy is recognised as a therapeutic method of engaging clients in self-healing, expression, treatment, rehabilitation and addressing any current or previous behaviours of concern. The program has a strong cultural foundation that further enhances the individual’s understanding of self.



The core objectives and outcomes of the Gugan Gulwan Arts Therapy Group AMC are:

  • Drug and Alcohol information sessions in an informal, non-threatening environment;

  • Healing through Art;

  • Mental Health information and support;

  • Promotion of healthy lifestyles and decision making;

  • Health Relationship awareness;

  • Encourage and promote cultural practices and understanding;

  • Referral and Linkages;

  • Self-confidence /self-esteem/resilience;

  • Continuity of care;

  • Family support


The young people have a stronger connection to their culture, community and self.