About us

Who are we?

BushMob was founded in 1999 as an Aboriginal community led response to alcohol and other drug (AOD) problems affecting young people.

Today it operates a 20-bed residential facility and community outreach program to support AOD recovery for young people aged 12-25 years old.

BushMob acknowledges the systemic, societal and interpersonal factors that contribute to AOD misuse and believe that young people deserve support to overcome these challenges. We believe that all young people are immensely resilient and have the capacity to change.

What we do:

We have a purpose-built 20 bed residential rehabilitation service for young people aged 12-25 years. The service is accessible territory wide and also has some capacity to accept interstate referrals.

BushMob is staffed 24 hours a day by a team of dedicated workers. They each bring unique experiences and skill sets so they can help young people on their journey.

The program is structured with therapeutic activities including individual and group therapy, recreational activities and educational and training opportunities which all help with healing, recovery and life development skills.

BushMob prioritises helping young people build on their ability to care for themselves and make the most of their lives, now and in the future.

The program is confidential and voluntary.

Vision and mission statement:

Our vision:

Every young person will have a good life.

Our mission:

We partner journeys that young people take to get the self-respect, trust, courage and skills to have a good life, because young people say that grog, sniffing, crime and violence are no good.

CEO message:

For more than 20 years BushMob Aboriginal Corporation has continuously provided a safe and therapeutic environment for Young People who are living with trauma, either from exposure to substance abuse or violence, or created through other barriers such as mental health, structural or legal matters.

We provide treatment with a focus on health and wellbeing and use choice driven strategies and advocacy. Programs include media and music, Horse Culture Healing, Bush Adventure Therapy, positive community integration, re-engagement with education, work readiness, relapse prevention, harm minimisation, and offer inhouse access to counselling.

BushMob has an extremely supportive Board of Directors whose members have extensive local knowledge and involvement in Central Australia, and a diverse staff group who provide a broad range of life skills and cultural integrity. Coupled with community collaboration and support, and a growing confidence in their own abilities, our Young People can learn to safely navigate their journey into adulthood.