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From 31 January 2022, it is a mandatory requirement for all patients who want to access face to face medical and allied health services to show proof of vaccination (double dosed) AND proof of identification. If patients are unvaccinated or only had one vaccination, they can still access medical and allied health services through tele-health and video-link. Be kind…our staff don’t make the rules. Help us follow the rules and keep WA safe.

Fresh start for men with AOD usage history

Following an identified need for support for men with a history of AOD usage exiting custody, Fresh Start began accepting assessed participants directly from prison into the Northam residential rehab program. The very high success rate is a testament to the excellent care they receive from the Northam staff and volunteers and the effectiveness of the recovery program tailored to their needs.

Denis recently graduated from our post prison release program.       

“Coming to the post prison release program in Northam was the best decision I made for my recovery.”

“I graduated with a job, family and accommodation. Thank you to all the staff at Fresh Start Northam for your support.”

These men are often in a vulnerable position, with lack of secure housing, employment or support systems. Participants are released from custody directly into the care of Fresh Start, minimising the chance of relapse upon release which is an identified danger period for AOD users.