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61. Aussie Optimism - Curtin University - Health Sciences

Australia, National services Creator: Curtin University - Health Sciences Last reviewed: 06/08/2018

Review: Website supporting Curtin's 'Aussie Optimist' mental health promotion program for children in primary and lower secondary schools.  Aussie Optimism is based on Seligman’s theories of learned helplessness, and more generally on Positive Psychology.  Training is available for teachers and other professionals working with young people aged 6-14. There is a cost involved in accessing the curriculum materials and professional development.  Resources have been assessed against current Australian Curriculum criteria. The site's layout is clear, and provides consistent information about Aussie Optimism in plan English. 

Tags: Children, Health promotion, Mental health, Prevention, Students, Teachers, Training

62. Australasian Therapeutic Communities Association (ATCA)

Australia, National services Creator: Australasian Therapeutic Communities Association (ATCA) Last reviewed: 29/08/2018

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.

Tags: Associations, Comorbidity, Counselling, Events, Information, Outreach, Professionals, Rehab, Residential treatment

63. Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)

Australia, National services Creator: Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) Last reviewed: 01/06/2018

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 in rural and remote areas. Provides training and professional development, access to policy materials and e-news. Advocacy for members working in rural and remote areas. Of interest to anyone interested in preventative health or addiction medicine.

Tags: Addiction, Medical, News, Online, Policy, Professional development, Professionals, Rural and remote, Training

64. Australian Community Support Organisation (ACSO)

Australia, VIC Creator: Australian Community Support Organisation (ACSO) Last reviewed: 19/10/2018

Review: Integrated services for people at risk of incarceration, prisoners, and recently released offenders experiencing problematic alcohol and other drugs and/or mental health issues. Support also provided to limit homelessness, unemployment and social isolation with residential support and rehab available for individuals. Also provides targeted programs such as drug diversion, comorbidity and ICE early intervention programs and works with Indigenous community and problematic behaviour in youth. Located in city and rural centres.

Tags: Aftercare, Assessment, Comorbidity, Disabilities, Homeless, Indigenous, Justice, Offenders, Prisoners, Rehab, Residential treatment, Service directories, Training, Unemployment, Youth

65. Australian Injecting and Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL)

Australia, National services Creator: Australian Injecting and Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL) Last reviewed: 29/08/2018

Review: A peak national peer-based organisation representing illicit drug users and peer-based drug user organisations. Aims to promote the human rights and health of drug users by providing harm reduction information and education. Topics covering the law in each state and territory, treatment options, a national NSP directory, safe injecting techniques, resources and extensive links.  

Tags: Advocacy, Consumers, Harm reduction, Infectious diseases, Information, Justice, News, Peak bodies, Peer support, Rehab, Resources, Safe injecting, Service directories

66. B-Attitudes

Australia, WA Creator: B-Attitudes Last reviewed: 13/04/2018

Review: A non-residential, faith-based, community assessment, counselling and rehab service targeting individuals 16 to 28years but open to older experiencing issues with substance dependence. Provides family support, parenting skills and aftercare. Assessment services can be accessed through a recommendation or self-referral. B-Attitudes has a mobile office allowing many of its' services to be taken to the streets. NOTE: This is a review of the provider's website and the information on it, not a review of the quality of their services.

Tags: Addiction, Aftercare, Consumers, Counselling, Education, Families, Rehab, Youth

67. Banyan House

Australia, NT Creator: Forster Foundation for Drug Rehabilitation Inc Last reviewed: 27/02/2018

Review: Outpatient and residential withdrawal and rehabilitation in Darwin for people recovering from alcohol or other drug dependence and co-occurring mental health disorders. Services include assessments, residential rehabilitation, residential supported withdrawal, diversion programs, counselling, education and information. Options for online referral or by a medical practitioner or an AOD worker.

Tags: Addiction, Assessment, Comorbidity, Counselling, Detox, Diversion, Education, Information, Rehab, Residential treatment, Withdrawal

68. Barkly Region Alcohol & Drug Abuse Advisory Group – Aboriginal Corporation

Australia, NT Creator: Barkly Region Alcohol & Drug Abuse Advisory Group – Aboriginal Corporation Last reviewed: 16/10/2018

Review: Primary health care for remote residents in the Tennant Creek area, provides links to residential detox, rehab, outreach and aftercare programs.

Tags: Aftercare, Counselling, Detox, Families, Outreach, Rehab, Residential treatment, Rural and remote

69. Blue Light

Australia, VIC Creator: Blue Light Victoria Last reviewed: 28/02/2018

Review: A series of community initiatives developed, promoted and conducted by local police and volunteers providing young people with entertainment, mentoring and activities in environments that are free from alcohol, drugs, smoking and violence.  Blue Light initiatives encourage prevention and harm reduction lifestyle choices for youth. The website includes news, options for supporting activities, details about events and an invitation to volunteer in the various actvities. A particular target group for the program is young people experiencing significant risk factors. Blue Light Victoria, in partnership with Victoria Police, has 42 branches across Victoria. Every year over 30,000 young people will attend a Blue Light event in metropolitan or rural Victoria.  

Tags: Communities, Education, Events, Mentoring, News, Police, Prevention, Prohibition, Volunteers, Youth

70. Bridge Program - The Salvation Army

Australia, National services Creator: The Salvation Army Australia Last reviewed: 12/05/2018

Review: Programs for people who use drugs and are looking for residential or community-based treatment options. The Bridge Program model of recovery is a purposeful, whole of life, person-centred, coordinated care approach that combines a number of key elements into an integrated, evidence-informed recovery program. Participants in the state-based programs are supported with assessment, detox, withdrawal, referrals, harm reduction and aftercare. Families are encouraged to be involved. Centres based in a number of states. NOTE: This is a review of the provider's website and information on it, not a review of the quality of their services.

Tags: Addiction, Aftercare, Assessment, Consumers, Detox, Harm reduction, People who use drugs, Referrals, Residential treatment, Withdrawal