Welcome to Drug and Alcohol Multicultural Education Centre (DAMEC)   Click to listen highlighted text! Welcome to Drug and Alcohol Multicultural Education Centre (DAMEC) Powered By GSpeech

DAMEC’s counselling service is a specialist multicultural service that has a particular focus on meeting the needs of people from cultural and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. Our service is based on a strengths based model modified to be culturally sensitive, and where possible provided in appropriate community languages.

DAMEC’s team of qualified Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Psychologists provides:

  • Drug, alcohol and psychological assessments
  • Counselling for individuals, families and couples
  • Referrals to other services
  • Home visits when required
  • Culturally appropriate treatment

Who is the service for?

  • Those with alcohol or drug related problems (past or present)
  • Partners, families and parents of people with alcohol or drug related problems
  • Other significant people in the person’s life, such as relatives, carers and friends

Anyone can make a referral to the counselling service, including people who want to refer themselves.

Other languagesAn image of fish kites

We have bilingual counsellors that can speak:

  • Akan
  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • Ewe
  • Farsi
  • Ga
  • Khmer
  • Lao
  • Liberian Creole
  • Mandarin
  • Samoan
  • Teo Chiew
  • Thai
  • Vietnamese
  • English

We can also access the Translator and Interpreter Services for other community languages.

To download our service brochures in English and other languages, please click on the links below:

For more information please contact us.

What is counselling?

Counselling is a collaborative, purposeful process between a Counsellor and a client.

It gives you the opportunity to express your feelings and thoughts in a non-judgemental, respectful and caring setting.

Counsellors provide support, information and explore new ways of looking at issues with you. They can help you to clarify, understand and find solutions to your problems.

Who will know if I go to the service?

All clients and community members are entitled to a confidential service. DAMEC will not give information about you to another person or organisation, unless you give us written permission.


The Australian Council on Healthcare Standards accreditation is based on standards and processes developed by health care professionals. The standards and processes guide organisations to deliver safe, high quality health care. Accreditation is achieved by an independent, peer-based assessment of an organisation’s performance against these standards. DAMEC is accredited by the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards until March 2019.

Click to listen highlighted text! Powered By GSpeech