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71. Building pathways from homelessness - Haymarket Foundation

Australia, NSW Creator: Haymarket Foundation Last reviewed: 18/03/2018

Review: Provides early intervention, support and referral services for people in inner Sydney who are homeless, including support for alcohol and other drug dependencies and health issues related to comorbidity. 

Tags: Comorbidity, Counselling, Early intervention, Homeless, Infectious diseases, Medical, Mental health, Referrals, Residential treatment, Withdrawal

72. Bulgarr Ngaru Medical Aboriginal Corporation

Australia, NSW Creator: Bulgarr Ngaru Medical Aboriginal Corporation Last reviewed: 25/05/2018

Review: Bulgarr Ngaru is the leading provider of health services to the Bundjalung, Gumbaynggirr and Yaegl people. Alcohol and other drug assessment, treatment and intervention services include medical, social and family support through General Practitioner clinics and substance use management programs. Community-based programs, such as outreach and in-school services, also play an important prevention and early intervention role and are effective in extending a connection to both the young and the elderly and to those not typically engaged with health services. Facilities in Grafton, Casino, Yamba and Maclean.

Tags: Alcohol, Assessment, Communities, Comorbidity, Counselling, Early intervention, Families, Indigenous, Mental health, Outreach, Prevention, Rural and remote, Tobacco

73. BushMob

Australia, NT Creator: BushMob Last reviewed: 14/05/2018

Review: Residential rehab and recreational intervention programs for Indigenous youth aged 12–24 years who are experiencing problematic use of alcohol, other drugs or inhalants. Many of the participants have participated in criminal activity, the youth justice system or have been diverted by the courts. The Bushmob models offers at-risk youth opportunities to have multiple entry and exit points. There are outreach projects and early intervention programs for Indigenous young people and their families in rural and remote communities. Programs are diverse including residential, bush adverture therapy, a multi-faceted media initiative, support for children and schooling, a horse/culture/healing initiative, and dedicated work to engage elders and other mentors. 

Tags: Alcohol, Alternative treatments, Children, Communities, Early intervention, Families, Indigenous, Inhalants, Justice, Mentoring, Outreach, Prevention, Rehab, Residential treatment, Rural and remote, Youth

74. Catherine House

Australia, SA Creator: Catherine House Last reviewed: 31/08/2018

Review: Catherine Hose provides supported accommodation for women affected by complex overlapping issues, including mental illness, alcohol and other drug problems, and homelessness. Located in inner-city Adelaide. Women can self-refer to the organisation although the majority of referrals are made by social health or medical professionals. Services include alternative treatments, workplace training and life skills training to help women to develop skills, strengths and behaviours which will help them to become independent. A comorbidity specialist is employed on-site. Since last review, they've updated their website to comply with accessibility standards, and to work on mobile/tablet screens. 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: Aftercare, Alternative treatments, Comorbidity, Homeless, Mental health, Residential treatment, Training, Violence, Women, Workplaces

75. Central Australian Aboriginal Alcohol Programs Unit (CAAAPU)

Australia, NT Creator: Central Australian Aboriginal Alcohol Programs Unit (CAAAPU) Last reviewed: 01/07/2018

Review: Variety of culturally sensitive education, assessment, outreach, rehab, and residential treatment programs for acute and chronic alcohol abuse or related issues for Indigenous people living in Central Australia. Programs also provided for victims of domestic violence and other secondary abuse. Includes programs specifically supporting women.

Tags: Assessment, Education, Indigenous, Outreach, Rehab, Residential treatment, Rural and remote, Women

76. Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety Queensland (CARRS-Q) - Queensland University of Technology

Australia, QLD Creator: Queensland University of Technology - Faculty of Health Last reviewed: 18/04/2017

Review: The Centre has a commitment to achieve real and long-term results by providing research-based information to policy makers and the community. Research, education and programs to improve road safety around the hazzards of alcohol and drug influences. Browse using search terms such as "alcohol effected driving", "drug-affected driving", "rural and remote areas" or "young drivers".

Tags: Alcohol, Drivers, Policy, Research, Rural and remote, Youth

77. ChaplainWatch

Australia, QLD Creator: ChaplainWatch Last reviewed: 29/04/2018

Review: Independent not-for-profit organisation with volunteers who donate their time to patrol the Brisbane CBD, Fortitude Valley and Caxton Street precincts, watching out for anyone in crisis, at risk or in need. Services include crisis intervention, conflict resolution, front-line first aid (including alcohol or drug overdose), public counselling and guidance, secondary victim support and welfare assistance. This rapid response service works in partnership with other official services - Police, Ambulance, City Council, venue management and security, and taxi operations. A practical outreach, prevention and harm reduction community service supporting people to party safely.  

Tags: Communities, Counselling, Harm reduction, Outreach, Overdose, Prevention, Safe partying, Volunteers

78. Children of Parents with a Mental Illness

Australia, SA Creator: Emerging Minds Last reviewed: 29/12/2015

Review: Promotes better mental health outcomes for children (0–18 years) of parents with a mental health problem or disorder. Access to targeted resources for parents, children, families, friends, professionals and organisations. Includes PDF resources in multiple languages and early intervention strategies.

Tags: Children, Early intervention, Families, Information, Libraries, Mental health, Online, Professional development, Professionals, Research, Service directories, Youth

79. Clear Your Vision

Australia, National services Creator: National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre (NCPIC) Last reviewed: 29/01/2018

Review: Interactive site providing strategies to help young people identify and quit the habit of using cannabis, through character stories and self-assessment quizzes. Includes details of the Cannabis Information Helpline.

Tags: Assessment, Cannabis, Consumers, Helpline, Online, Screening, Self-help, Youth

80. Client Services - Central Australian Aboriginal Congress

Australia, NT Creator: Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Last reviewed: 01/01/2017

Review: Represents primary health services and provides advocacy, health promotion and early intervention strategies for improving the overall health outcomes for Aboriginal Australians living in rural and remote regions of the Northern Territory. Professionals, families and consumers can locate local community services for counselling, support with referrals or rehab, youth outreach, and specialised services for women, men, children, families and comorbidity issues. The congress has well established political and policy advocacy experience. Their PDF publications are best suited to community and public health managers.

Tags: Advocacy, Communities, Comorbidity, Counselling, Early intervention, Families, Indigenous, Mental health, Outreach, Prevention, Rural and remote, Youth