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Path2Help
October 13, 2021

Path2Help

From the Alcohol and Drug Foundation Access Path2Help Path2Help is an intuitive online tool designed to help you find support and information tailored to the specific needs of your loved ones who use alcohol and other drugs. Research found that 71% of people find it difficult to access alcohol and other drug information and support because they don’t know where to look or what questions to ask. With Path2Help, you’ll be matched with alcohol and drug education resources that can…

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Consumer Participation and Lived Experience Project – Consumer Focus Groups
October 13, 2021

Consumer Participation and Lived Experience Project – Consumer Focus Groups

Via VAADA E-News In each area of Melbourne, as well as Victoria more broadly, alcohol and other drug (AOD) services work together to identify service gaps, barriers and strategies to improve the AOD treatment system. A group of agencies across North and West metropolitan Melbourne have come together to run the Consumer Participation and Lived Experience Project. Our aim is to work collaboratively alongside people with a lived experience of AOD treatment.  We are keen to hear from service users as…

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Notes from our October 2021 meeting
October 13, 2021

Notes from our October 2021 meeting

Comments:  Kevan (NEXUS) observed that front line community mental health workers haven’t been as engaged  as AOD in the consultation/design process of the integrated system to date. Concern was expressed that AOD services are just going to be inserted into the community mental health and wellbeing services, noting that the tenders for the first 6 facilities that have been fast  tracked for implementation in 2022 have been let without the Framework being finalized.  Presentation from Rachel Powning General Manager Neighborhood Justice…

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Law making around alcohol consumption in public spaces
September 15, 2021

Law making around alcohol consumption in public spaces

The City of Yarra has proposed a revised local law to manage the public consumption of alcohol after a two-year process of consultation and review with stakeholders.  The Yarra Drug and Health Forum has been represented on a Council convened Public Drinking Reference Group, have held two community forums around the issue, one in December 2019, and the other in August 2021, and have participated in making a submission to Council in July 2021, and participating in the public consultation…

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