SDECC (Sydney Drug Education & Counselling Centre) is a not-for-profit, charitable organisation based on the Northern Beaches and North Shore of Sydney. We specialise in providing free counselling for young people aged 12-25, and their families, around alcohol and drug use. We offer services both face-to-face in North Sydney at our Manly and St Leonards locations, and via telehealth consultations on video and phone.

Our Vision

A society that supports people with problematic use of alcohol and other drugs together with any related mental health concerns, minimises related harms and empowers those people to live a fulfilling and healthy life.

Our Purpose

To empower Young People, their families and communities to minimise the harms associated with their problematic use of alcohol and other drugs.

What SDECC does

We offer the following services:

Our Priorities

Our Organisational Values

Client Centred

We seek to understand every individual for who they are.


We honour connection, authenticity and understanding.


We acknowledge diversity and enable all to feel valued, heard, accepted and safe.


We strive to apply and achieve a high standard in all that we do.


SDECC is a not-for-profit, charitable organisation which specialises in providing free counselling and support for young people aged 12-25 with problematic alcohol and other drugs (AOD) use and their families.

We would like to acknowledge and thank our funders for their support.

We are constantly seeking to increase the support and services we are able to provide for families, young people and the communities we work in. If you are able to support us with a donation or are interested in providing sponsorship please contact us at admin@sdecc.org.au. Every dollar supports us in our important work.

For more information about our board, operations and governance, view our annual reports here.

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