Points of Interest in Lower Manhattan



376 Kingston Road, Slacks Creek QLD, Australia

Intake number

07 3826 1500

Intake email




Intake opening hours

Monday and Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm


The YFS SHIFT program works with young people who feel like their substance use is getting out of control, affecting relationships, impacting how they feel physically or mentally, or preventing them from achieving what they want out of life. They help young people to identify goals and develop a plan to lead healthy independent lives. SHIFT works in partnership with the Mater Young Adult Health Centre’s youth alcohol and other drugs service, Clarence Street.


SHIFT can help young people through individualised support, brief interventions, relapse prevention planning and tailored case management. The service aims to reduce harm associated with substance use by using harm reduction strategies that take into account personal goals and choices.

SHIFT provides tailored case management with a focus on:

  • working to address problematic substance use
  • working with families
  • help to re-engage in education, training, and/or employment
  • help with finding and/or maintaining a stable place to live.

SHIFT can help young people to arrange further support from Clarence Street, which offers an 11 day residential detox, day programs and Area 40 drop-in space.

Intake, assessment and referral

Young people can self-refer, be referred by family or professionals (with consent). YFS operates a central intake service which will direct referrals through to SHIFT.

Hospital and Health Service Region

Metro South

Primary Health Network region

Brisbane South

Age range

12 – 17 years, 18 – 25 years

Treatment type

Psychosocial intervention (e.g. counselling)

Medication exclusions

No medication exclusions

Smoking permitted


Phones permitted




Close to public transport

YFS is located within walking distance trains and buses.

Family / children access