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61. Amity Community Services

Australia, NT Creator: Amity Community Services Inc Last reviewed: 24/12/2017

Review: Provides a range of alcohol, other drug and mental health counselling and outreach services and resources across the Territory with some programs targeting the Indigenous community. Develops community strategies to address the issue of volatile substance misuse. People who use drugs can access face-to-face, online and telephone support plus a range of resource materials.

Tags: Addiction, Communities, Counselling, Drivers, Indigenous, Inhalants, Mental health, Outreach, People who use drugs, Resources, Rural and remote, Telephone

62. Anglicare North Queensland

Australia, QLD Creator: Anglicare North Queensland Last reviewed: 20/11/2017

Review: Diverse prevention, health promotion, early intervention, diversion and counselling services for at-risk populations including targeted services for youth, women, men, families and carers. Much of the work and many of the services are supported by volunteers. Access to a range of accommodation options for people who are homeless. Support for increasing individual and community wellbeing is acknowledged through a number of programs which address co-morbidity and mental health issues. Formal referral to services is not required.

Tags: Communities, Diversion, Harm reduction, Health promotion, Homeless, Indigenous, Men, Mental health, Prevention, Residential treatment, Violence, volunteer, Women, Youth

63. Apunipima Cape York Health Council

Australia, QLD Creator: Apunipima Cape York Health Council Last reviewed: 14/09/2017

Review: Rich insight into lifestyle and health issues of rural and remote Aboriginal communities. Provides primary health care with specialist services to reduce the harms from the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, including a dedicated ice and amphetamine program. Womens' and mens' health issues programs are offered.

Tags: Amphetamines, Assessment, Counselling, Indigenous, Pregnancy, Prevention, Professionals, Rehab, Rural and remote, Tobacco

64. Arbias

Australia, National services Creator: Arbias Last reviewed: 02/08/2017

Review: Provides comprehensive clinical assessment and treatment services and resources for alcohol and other drug-related brain injury and associated complex needs. There is an excellent PDF handbook addressing alcohol and other drug induced brain injury including sections on assessment and intervention options. Services in Victoria and NSW provide support for people who are at risk of being homeless. The site also details the organisation's options for training, professional development, education, research and news. 

Tags: Alcohol, Assessment, Comorbidity, Education, Events, Homeless, Information, News, Training

65. Arrow Health - Addiction Treatment Services

Australia, VIC Creator: Arrow Health Last reviewed: 29/03/2017

Review: Addiction treatment program offering a short term city-based outpatient counselling program and a 12-week residential therapeutic community in a rural location. Also provides family support programs, aftercare and forensic programs through supported transitional housing. Suitable for individuals with drug dependencies, including ice addiction and pharmaceuticals. 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, Alcohol, Assessment, Binge drinking, Consumers, Counselling, Detox, Education, Harm reduction, Rehab, Residential treatment

66. At Ease - Department of Veterans' Affairs - Australian Government

Australia, National services Creator: Australian Government Last reviewed: 22/02/2016

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.

Tags: Comorbidity, Counselling, Families, Information, Mental health, Parents, Professional development, Professionals, Resources, Self-help, Workplaces

67. Attach: Parent Drug and Alcohol Service - UnitingCare West

Australia, WA Creator: UnitingCare West Last reviewed: 21/12/2016

Review: A 12-week in-home counselling program for parents who are concerned about their alcohol or other substance use. The program promotes positive parenting skills. It also aids in the development of self-help skills to improve the identification of high-risk situations and parents’ ability to make safe decisions. Self-referral is available by completing the online form.

Tags: Children, Counselling, Education, Families, Harm reduction, Health promotion, Parents, Referrals, Rehab

68. Aussie Optimism - Curtin University - Health Sciences

Australia, National services Creator: Curtin University - Health Sciences Last reviewed: 03/04/2017

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.

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

69. Australasian Therapeutic Communities Association (ATCA)

Australia, National services Creator: Australasian Therapeutic Communities Association (ATCA) Last reviewed: 24/07/2016

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

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

Australia, National services Creator: Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) Last reviewed: 01/04/2016

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. 

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