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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…

Two portals and FREE mobile phone app launched

The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre this week launched two portals and a free mobile phone app to support efforts to reduce harmful substance use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: The Alcohol and other Drugs Workers’ portal – Each of the fifteen topic areas has had new sections added. ‘Tips…

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – Second National Complex Needs Conference

The Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) – in conjunction with the National Complex Needs Alliance (NCNA) – invites you to participate in the second Australian conference to showcase successful programs/approaches in addressing complex needs – with the broader purpose of identifying what works and how. Further information can be found on the flyer or the…

Review of Adult Community Mental Health Services in southern Tasmania

The Adult Community Mental Health Service (ACMHS) in Southern Tasmania provides community based recovery care and support for consumers who experience mental illness, their families and carers. This includes the Helpline and the Crisis Assessment and Treatment (CAT) service. The existing service configuration of ACMHS and associated model of care was established in 2006 and…

UTAS looking for survey participants

Researchers at UTAS are looking for people who take benzodiazepines (e.g. Valium, Xanax) to contribute to a survey. They want to know how Benzodiazepines affect your day-to-day living. They need people who: Have used a benzodiazepine in the last 12 months Are over 18 years of age Have a current driver’s licence Live in Australia The survey…