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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…

Submission to Green Paper on Health. Exposure Draft NOW Released

The ATDC made a submission to the Tasmanian Government’s Green Paper on Tasmania’s heath system reform which can be found here. The Government has now released the Exposure Draft of the White Paper on Delivering Safe and Sustainable Clinical Services. Further information and the Exposure Draft can be found here.

Alcohol and Drug Treatment Funding Extended

On 31 March, the Australian Government announced that alcohol and drug treatment organisations which receive funding from the Australian Government will have their funding extended until 30 June 2016. Assistant Minister for Health, Fiona Nash, said approximately 160 organisations currently receiving funding through the health portfolio would be offered an extension to their funding arrangements…

Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Sector Treatment Expert Advisory Group

The Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Sector Treatment Expert Advisory Group was formed late in 2014 and two meetings have been held so far.  At these meetings it was agreed that the co-chairs of this group would distribute a Communique to relevant stakeholders following meetings. To read the first communique, please follow this link. If…

National Youth Week Film Competition

Cornerstone Youth Services is holding a film competition.  Create a 40-90 second ‘Safe Partying’ film clip that will be screened at the ‪#‎switchitround‬ National Youth Week Statewide Roadshow. Competition closes April 2 2015 at 5pm. Submit your video clip with your contact details to: Email: dsmith@csys.com.au In person: headspace Launceston Postal: #switchitround PO Box 7513….

The Hidden Harm: Alcohol’s impact on children and families

A new report by the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research and funded by FARE has been launched by Rosie Batty, Founder of The Luke Batty Foundation and 2015 Australian of the Year. The Hidden Harm: Alcohol’s impact on children and families examines the effects of alcohol’s reveals the full extent of alcohol-related family and domestic violence…

ATDC Submission to the One Health System Green Paper

The ATDC has made a submission to the One Health System Green Paper.  Submission Highlights include: 1. The commissioning of community sector alcohol and drug services should be transferred completely from the Alcohol and Drug Service to the Department of Health and Human Services. 2. It should be a priority under this review to deploy the…

Commissioner for Children’s “Have Your Say” Regional Advisory Groups

Do you know someone under 18 that would be interested in sharing their views on issues for children and young people? The new Commissioner for Children, Mark Morrissey, would like to invite you to assist him with establishing a new way of hearing children and young people’s voices across Tasmania about the issues they face…