Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Keeping Safe

In line with current measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), counselling is still available via telephone only.

Peer Support Groups are temporarily suspended and our dedicated team will keep in touch via telephone/online support.

Please follow our Project Hope Facebook page and our website as advice may change as the COVID-19 situation evolves.

THRIVE is a whole of health counselling program for people experiencing substance use concerns. If you have mental and physical health concerns, we work with you and other health professionals to give you the best opportunity for health, hope and a meaningful life.  These principles underlie our work with you:


Trauma Informed


Recovery Oriented

Integrated Care


Engaging Families

A family-inclusive approach provides support for individual family members and significant others. People experiencing chronic health concerns will be offered an integrated multi-disciplinary health care response. A harm minimisation approach is taken.






The Project HOPE program provides peer support from people who have a lived experience.


Our team works toward reducing stigma in the community for people and families living with substance use and mental health concerns. We provide opportunities for people to share their lived experience of substance use and mental health concerns at forums, conferences and training workshops. Through giving people in our community a choice of ways to have their voice heard, we can improve what we do and share with the community that recovery is possible.

We have produced a DVD about Recovery and the journey through our service called "Walk a Mile in My Shoes - A Project Hope Documentary about Recovery, Discovery and Transformation".

We have also published a book of the group's poetry, writing and artwork called "Walk a Mile in My Shoes - Artwork and stories of Recovery, Discovery and Transformation".

The book or DVD may be purchased onsite at EACH Ferntree Gully (1063 Burwood Hwy Ferntree Gully), or online at  The proceeds go toward Peer Support Activities.

To keep up to date with Project Hope events and see how you can be involved please visit our Facebook Page

Both programs are free and are funded by the Australian Government under the Eastern Primary Health Network

This program offers:

  • Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Assessment and Counselling
  • Mental health screening and assessment Counselling
  • Peer Support/Mentoring
  • Whole of Health Nursing Assessment with a Registered Nurse
  • Needle Syringe Program also available at Ferntree Gully site

Who can access this program?

This program supports people with substance use and co-occurring mental health concerns who have a willingness to engage in treatment.

What does it cost?

Both programs are free

When can this program be accessed?

This program can be accessed Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm

How can you access this program?

For more information please contact us on 1300 00 3224.

Groups and Programs:

To see the latest groups for this program, please check out our Your Health Matters Brochure found by clicking the image below: