The Gugan Gulwan Drop In is a tailored program that operates daily during centre hours and provides holistic support and continuity for individuals who may have alcohol, tobacco, drug, and mental health issues.

The program is a soft entry point for clients who maybe experiencing exclusion due to behaviours of concern or other challenges. The program is responsive to community needs and is a safe space for the young people to gather with immediate supports available to and for them.


The core objectives and outcomes of the Gugan Gulwan Lunch Program are:

  • Engage and support young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth;

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

  • Provide nutritional information and healthy meals;

  • Promote healthy lifestyles and decision making;

  • Harm minimisation strategies and information;

  • Mental health information and support;

  • Education information, support and advocacy;

  • Referral and linkages;

  • Encourage and promote cultural practices and understanding;

  • Social/community inclusion;

  • Provide a culturally sensitive safe space for young people.


The Gugan Gulwan Drop In program operates Monday-Thursday 10am-3pm at the Centre.