Australian Capital Territory help & support services
Review: Peak body representing the non-government and government alcohol, tobacco and other drug sector in the ACT. The organisation promotes health through the prevention and reduction of the harms associated with alcohol and other drugs. Excellent site for all public health and intervention professionals working in or near the ACT. Provides expertise and leadership in social policy, sector and workforce development, research, coordination, partnerships, communication, information and resources.
Review: Overview of Alcoholics Anonymous and the 12-step philosophy – its long established peer support and self-help models. Access to local meetings roster in the ACT area and other resources.
Review: A peer-based organisation providing information, education, representation and advocacy to reduce harms associated with illicit and injecting drug use. The organisation has regular peer education meetings for consumers and access to safe injecting technique workshops. Assessment and referral to other government, community and treatment services is available. The organisation provides a safe, non-judgemental environment and regular social activities. There is a newsletter and the organisation participates in a weekly community radio program providing people who use drugs with a voice to advocate for access to safe equipment and to reduce stigma.
Review: Capacity-building initiative to develop professional strengths and advocacy for services for consumers with comorbidity issues. Aims to improve client services, staff skills and frameworks for assessment, protocols and referral pathways. Strong support to improve prevention strategies to reduce self-harm and mental health risks.
Review: Supports young Indigenous people aged 12–25 years with a comprehensive range of services including case management, rehabilitation, court support and education incorporating mental health and comorbidity challenges. Additional support available for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Review: A directory of health services available in the ACT. The list includes alcohol, other drug and mental health services.
7. KarralikaAustralia, ACT Creator: Karralika Last reviewed: 29/06/2016
Review: Provides a range of therapeutic, alternative, residential, halfway, supportive and outreach services for people who use alcohol and other drugs. Support also available for the families and carers of people who use drugs. Diversion programs provided for drivers with a drink driving offence. Located in the ACT. Self-referral possible.
Review: Peak body for the not-for-profit community mental health sector in the ACT. Provides advocacy, representational and capacity-building services for the sector. Supports training, policy and workforce development, strategic planning, research sharing and networking for mental health educators, professionals, people living with a mental illness and their careers. A new service is access to mental health e-learning courses for members.
Review: A peak mental health body providing an integrated model for services and programs for people living with a mental illness and their carers. Access to library, services directory, counselling resources, and NDIS services.
Review: Provides medical and specialised clinical care for opiate, amphetamine and benzodiazepine users within the Aboriginal community. Access to health promotion activities, research outcomes and "no more boondah" (smoking) groups. Note: This is a review of the provider's website and the information on it, not a review of the quality of their services.