Serenity Withdrawal Unit

Serenity Withdrawal Unit (SWU) a partnership between Cyrenian House and Richmond Wellbeing designed to provide a self-contained low medical withdrawal service for people experiencing difficulties as a result of their substance use. The service offers a person centred “no wrong door approach” to support individuals experiencing alcohol and other drug and mental health related issues. We provide a safe supportive residential environment, where individuals can undergo a low medical withdrawal program to assist them to achieve their identified goals.


  • Individually tailored withdrawal program, in partnership with health professionals

  • A structured but flexible program, including comprehensive assessment of needs and treatment planning

  • 24-hour residential care and support with medical and psychosocial support offered by experienced AOD/Mental health clinicians

  • Assertive referral to community-based support and counselling services where appropriate

  • Referral to residential treatment and support services where appropriate

  • Maximum length of stay 14 days

  • A smoke free environment

  • Free of charge


Individuals experiencing problems as a result of their substance use, (including those experiencing co-occurring mental health and substance related challenges) who require;

  • A short-term residential low medical withdrawal program, prior to attending residential rehabilitation program

  • A short-term residential low medical withdrawal program, prior to returning to the community

How to Access The Service

For a direct low medical withdrawal service:

P: 9527 9335

For a withdrawal service followed by long term residential treatment in one of the Cyrenian Houses Residential Therapeutic Communities Contact us:

Phone: (08) 9328 9200