Tasmania help & support services
Review: Outlines the range of government services provided to Tasmanians affected by alcohol, tobacco, other drug use and comorbidity issues. Includes inpatient withdrawal, pharmacotherapy, psychosocial interventions and support services plus resourcing community agencies to provide advocacy, counselling, family support, health promotion, education, training, sobering up facilities, residential rehabilitation, smoking cessation and youth-specific services.
Review: Provides a range of services to families affected by parents’ alcohol or other drug use. Includes Glenorchy illicit drug program for young people and care and coordination for clients with complex and multiple issues. Access to a research library focused on policy advocacy and social change.
Review: Tasmanian peak body representing the interests of community sector organisations that provide services including health promotion, treatment, research, education to people with substance misuse issues. Provides advocacy for systemic support and funding for the delivery of evidence-based alcohol, tobacco and other drug initiatives including professional, workforce and policy development. The organisation is currently funded through the Commonwealth Department of Health to support services across Tasmania to build capacity and identify and treat mental illness and substance misuse dual diagnoses.
Review: Provides social health and medical services for young people 12-25 years in northern Tasmania. It has a strong focus on health promotion, prevention and early intervention. Access to safe partying and other resources in PDF format.
Review: A harm reduction non-government organisation providing health promotion, prevention and early intervention programs and resources. Advocates for evidence informed practice in health and community services and produces fact sheets and a host of resources translated into other languages. Works closely with schools to develop learning tools and professional development resources to enable drug education to be integrated within the national curriculum. Projects targeting schools, parents, seniors, media, workplaces and community groups are outlined plus initiatives to raise awareness of risky behaviour such as drinking poppy tea and drug relapse prevention programs for youth in the justice system.
Review: Provides a comprehensive alcohol and other drug service for young people and their families, including crisis accommodation, outreach, diversion, early intervention, targeted therapeutic, counselling and harm reduction programs. In addition, prevention and health promotion programs are available for schools promoting safe partying, health awareness and driver awareness.
7. Health and relationships - Linkzone - Office of Children and Youth Affairs - Tasmanian GovernmentAustralia, TAS Creator: Tasmanian Government Last reviewed: 13/07/2015
Review: Directory of Tasmanian youth services and programs which provide early intervention, harm minimisation, information and resources related to alcohol, other drugs and addictions. Lists services targeted for Indigenous, multicultural young people with sections on health, relationships and legal rights.
Review: A non-profit organisation which offers a range of outreach, group or individual counselling programs for people affected by their own or another's addictive behaviour or substance misuse. Services and initiatives have a harm reduction focus with specific programs targeting people who use drugs, family members, partners, prisoners, young people or children. Prevention and education services are offered to schools and to prisoners who are nearing release from prison. Information sheets are available to be downloaded.
Review: A Drug and Alcohol counselling, education and referral service for first time Indigenous drug offenders. Police divert drug offenders caught using or possessing small quantities of illicit drugs. This program is designed as an alternative to facing court for convictions and aims to educate offenders to consider the legal and health consequences of using illicit drugs. Both adults and youth can be diverted.
Review: Peak body representing the non-government community mental health sector in Tasmania. Areas of interest include policy, fostering relationships, networking and advocating for current research. Access to publications, events, training and sector development initiatives.