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Anglicare Social Action and Research Centre Survey

Anglicare’s Social Action and Research Centre extends a warm request for your feedback. Your views on what they do well, where they could improve, and anything else you think they need to know, are greatly appreciated. It is anonymous and will take about 5-10 minutes.  Click here to go to the survey.

DRINK THING – Alcohol and You

DRINK THING is the culmination of collaboration between the Department of Health and Human Services led by the Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Directorate with assistance from DHHS Communications, the Departments of Education and Police, Fire and Emergency Management, the Alcohol and Drug Services and the Drug Education Network through the cross-agency steering committee.  A…

Men wanted for ambo research

The research is part of the a National study called Beyond the Emergency, which is being conducted by Monash University in partnership with ambulance services across Australia and in collaboration with Turning Point and Victoria University with funding from Movember Foundation. They are looking to recruit males over 18 who had called for an ambulance…

Breaking the Cycle

On Monday 29 August 2016, The Minister for Corrections, Dr Vanessa Goodwin, launched ‘Breaking the Cycle- A Safer Community : Strategies for Improving the Throughcare for Offenders 2016-2020’. This document contains additional goals and strategies that support throughcare and will sit alongside the Breaking the Cycle Strategic Plan for Tasmanian Corrections 2011-2020. While continuing to…

ATDC submission reflected in new Liquor Licensing Act

ATDC submission reflected in new Liquor Licensing Act! We are proud to let our members know that many of our key points in our submission to the Department of Treasury and Finance, Response to the proposed Liquor Licensing Regulations 2016- Consultation Paper- featured as changes to the Liquor Licensing Act 1990. These changes included: Incorporating…

Working Together to Make a Difference Conference

Only six weeks until Working Together to Make a Difference conference. Burnie Arts and Function Centre, 11 and 12 October 2016. A two day conference exploring successful community service partnerships leading to real outcomes for the community. Visit www.yfcc.com.au for a work in progress program and to see summaries of the workshops on offer. Youth Family and…

Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission Illicit Drug Data Report

The Illicit Drug Data Report (IDDR), now in its 13th edition, informs Australia’s understanding of the illicit drug threat and focuses collective efforts by bringing together data from a wide range of sources into the one unique report. In the 2014–15 financial year, Australian law enforcement agencies made a record 105,862 national illicit drug seizures, weighing…

2016 e-Mental Health Support Service Survey

2016 e-Mental Health Support Service Survey This survey is being conducted by the National Institute for Mental Health Research at The Australian National University and led by Julia Reynolds. As part of an Australian Department of Health funded project (eMHPrac) they are seeking to understand Australian primary health care service provider awareness and use of…

Updated Comorbidity Guidelines (2016)

The NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) has updated and revised the Guidelines on the management of co-occurring alcohol and other drug and mental health conditions in alcohol and other drug treatment settings (the Comorbidity Guidelines) with funding provided by the…

Be The Change – NEW program

BE THE CHANGE The Be the Change program is an eight session group program aimed at providing skills and support to people who have a partner or family member experiencing substance use issues. Topics covered include: Understanding addiction Bringing about change within ourselves Self-care skills Managing relationships Be the Change groups will take place in…