WHOS (Rozelle, N.S.W)

whos (rozelle, n.s.w)

WHOS (Rozelle, N.S.W) is a Therapeutic community.

The therapeutic community (TC) model of care means that the community itself, through self-help and mutual support, is the principal means for promoting personal change.

The community of clients (referred to as residents) together with staff work to overcome the problem of substance dependence  and promote personal change.

Residents are encouraged to take responsibility for themselves and build their awareness of the effect their behaviour has on themselves and the community around them.


Gunyah offers a range of skills development including:

  • dependence addiction education including drug overdose and relapse prevention
  • social and communication skills, assertiveness skills and self esteem building
  • community unity & peer feedback sessions
  • harm reduction including education on HIV/Hep C as well as CPR
  • men’s issues
  • skills based education (e.g. relationship skills, communications skills, conflict resolution)

Other activities:

  • participation in external recovery based support networks
  • stress management
  • exercise

In addition there are a wide range of community based social gatherings and shared job functions which help to build a sense of collaboration and support.


– Minimum age is 18 years

– Please discuss your detox needs with staff

– If you have medical and/or mental health needs that need specialist care or supervision please discuss with our staff to make sure we have the resources to meet your needs

– Court/legal business will need to be deferred for the first six weeks of the program. We may be able to assist with deferment


Group work and individual support is provided by AOD workers who deal with your specific needs.

– AOD dependence education and relapse prevention– Health support and education
– Social, living and communication skills,
– Stress management

– Harm reduction including infection disease education– Skills based education


  • –  External recovery based support networks
  • –  Regular structured exercise
  • –  Wellness trainingIn addition there are a wide range of community based social gatherings and shared activities which help to build a sense of collaboration and support.ADMISSIONS PROCESSInitial assessments are carried out over the phone by staff Monday to Thursday 9.00am to 4.30pm.If eligible you will be required to come to the service for a face to face interview and potential admission.For more information please contact WHOS® Gunyah staff on (02) 8572 7455 or general (02) 8572 7444.COSTS

    WHOS® Services are mostly funded by State and Federal Governments. However to cover costs not provided by funders it is necessary to charge a fee from your benefit entitlement for your first 4 months. After 4 months, you will only need to contribute for food and accommodation.

Maximum Number of Residents: 30 +

Age Range : 18 Years

Approximate Payment: % Of Centrelink (4 months + food and board contribution required )

Length of Stay: 6 Months +

Types of Treatment: Alcohol/Drugs/Gambling/Smoking

WHOS (Rozelle, N.S.W)


Mens TC program

PO Box 1779,

Rozelle NSW 2039

PH: (02) 8572 7445

E: [email protected]

W: http://whos.com.au/locations/gunya/


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2 thoughts on “WHOS (Rozelle, N.S.W)”

  1. Was once a good program. However tread on egg shells around people in there for drug-court, because if you end up in any kind of exchange, argument or conflict staff will always take their side. Likely because WHOS receives a 30k government grand for every drug-court mandated client who gets through to at least the 90 day graduation point.

    Once WHOS wasn’t like this. Once upon a time WHOS had principles.

  2. “Community unity and peer feedback sessions”. What a contradiction in terms!
    This place would have to be the most depressing and unhelpful rehab in NSW
    I attended 10 years ago and I am genuinely surprised they are still up and running!
    I got sober elsewhere and my recovery was impeded, not helped by this awful place.
    With the help of a caring community rehab, I have been sober 9 years, have 2 gorgeous children and have married.
    If I had spent a moment longer at New Beginnings, I would be in a grave.
    As David said, completely geared to the criminal element!

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