National help & support services
Review: Overview of an extensive range of abstinence-based recovery, withdrawal management, long-term residential treatment and non-residential community based support programs offered nationally. Make an online enquiry or referral. Search for a service capacity.
Review: Established under the 12-step model to support families and friends of individuals with drinking problems with targeted information, meetings and support for young people, spouses and professionals. Access to podcasts providing valuable information and guidance on issues relevant to families and professional development resources for those working with the individual and their family.
Review: Use the search tool to find alcohol and other drug or addiction services in your local area. Excellent information and Fact Sheets on a range of topics, including drug types and safe injecting, are available. The Salvation Army has embraced a Community Integration Model (CIM) providing links to services, information directories and other resources that are developed by other organisations.
Review: National portal and service directories for addiction, dependence, mental health and comorbidity services throughout Australia. Use the search tool to identify services or contacts in your preferred region or area. Services include assessment, referrals, counselling, detox, withdrawal and information. Additional support is available for young people and those who are at-risk of homelessness. The site has an interesting news and blog section which is updated regularly with topics of current concern or issue.
Review: Offers an introduction to Alcoholics Anonymous' philosophy and services for new members, health professionals and media. National directory of meetings. Links to state-based telephone support. Encourages self-help through peer support.
Review: A resource centre for veterans, families/carers and health professional providing self-help and professional tools to deal with addiction and mental health issues. Access to videos, personal stories and information sheets exploring a wide range of common issues and in particular comorbidity.
Review: Universal evidence-based mental health promotion program designed to create resilience, the building of competencies and the encouragement of positive self-perception in primary and middle-school aged children. Training is available for teachers and other professionals working with youth aged 6-14. There is a cost involved in accessing the curriculum materials and professional development. The evidence-based resources have been assessed against current Australian Curriculum criteria.
Review: The peak body resourcing therapeutic communities throughout Australia through its membership base. Provides access to a network of therapeutic communities to assist with practices and establishes standards through newsletters, journal and annual conference.
Review: Accredited by the Australian Medical Council (AMC) for setting professional medical standards for training, assessment, certification and continuing professional development in the specialty of general practice, particularly as it pertains to services provided in rural and remote areas. The Association provides both face-to-face and online training and professional development, access to policy materials and e-news. Advocacy is provided for members working in rural and remote areas. Peer support is available for junior doctors through an established mentoring initiative.
Review: This site has historical interest for public health professionals requiring access to the progression of thinking and recommendations for government supported preventative health programs, policy and strategies during the period of 2008 - 2010. Access to the formative Discussion Paper and the Government's response to the report of the National Preventative Health Taskforce.