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FYRST (Follow-On Youth Recovery Support Team) is a support service for young people 12-25 years who would like to address their alcohol and drug issues.  FYRST also offers support to those who are completing, or have completed detox, rehab or are leaving detention.  It provides a mobile support team that can visit a client's home, meet at a cafe or pick up a client from local transport.

FYRST is a free service that offers flexible and individual support within a case management model.  Anyone can refer a person to FYRST, including young people who want to be supported through the service themselves.

The type of services that FYRST provides include:

  • Case management 
  • Support for rehab and detox
  • Relapse prevention
  • Practical assistance
  • Relationship issues
  • Referrals to other programs and services

FYRST can link clients up with other support systems such as:

  • Centrelink
  • Accommodation
  • Education and training
  • Employment
  • Legal support

Families can also get assistance from FYRST with information, education, referrals and support.

FYRST operates from two locations:  FYRST South West Sydney located at Liverpool and FYRST Western Sydney based at Mt Druitt.


FYRST is funded by South Western Sydney Primary Health Network and also supported by Western Sydney Primary Health Network