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The First National Drug Policing Survey

  Calling all festival and club goers. If you’re aged 18+, live in Australia and have been to at least one festival and club in the last year, join the first national drug policing survey. The Australian government expends an estimated $1.7 billion on responding to illicit drugs every year, with policing comprising 64% of…

Suicide Prevention Strategies Survey

The Tasmanian Government has identified a suite of suicide prevention initiatives to undertake this term. These include the development of the Tasmanian Suicide Prevention Strategy, the Tasmanian Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy and the Tasmanian Suicide Prevention Workforce Development and Training Plan. A series of consultations have been arranged to ensure that services are engaged in…

Partners in Recovery

Partners in Recovery has been working with people throughout Tasmania since January 2014. Partners in Recovery (PIR) supports people with severe and persistent mental illness and complex needs. They also work with their family and friends, services and other community resources, to facilitate well-coordinated, effective support. They see people as being experts in their lives, will work…

Tasmanian Leaders Program

The Tasmanian Leaders Program provides an unmatched leadership experience that achieves positive, transformative outcomes for participants and their employers. The program uses a variety of educational processes to cultivate specific competencies crucial for effective and dynamic leadership. It exposes participants to a cross-section of today’s business and community leaders allowing participants to learn and engage in issues…

ATDC Submission to the Tasmanian Government’s Discussion Paper: Options for a Public Health Response to Electronic Cigarettes

The ATDC made a submission to the Tasmanian Government’s Discussion Paper: Options for a Public Health Response to Electronic Cigarettes. This submission makes a number of general observations about electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and provides specific comments in response to some of the options presented within the Department’s Discussion Paper.

Suicide Assessment Kit (SAK)

A new resource to help treatment providers manage drug and alcohol clients’ high suicide risk has been developed by NDARC’s Professor Shane Darke and Dr Joanne Ross in partnership with the Network of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies (NADA). The Suicide Assessment Kit (SAK) and accompanying videos are now available for download from the NDARC…

WINNERS Announced for 2015 Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Awards

The 2015 Tasmanian Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Awards recipients are as follows: OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS AWARD: SYLVIA ENGELS, Manager – Policy Development, Mental Health and Alcohol and Drug Directorate, DHHS Sylvia is an outstanding representative of the alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATOD) sector in Tasmania. Her representation at a government level has been informed…