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  • Medically supervised injecting centre – a win for the community

    Windana welcomes the announcement of a Medically Supervised Injecting Centre in North Richmond. Melbourne, Victoria, November 1, 2017 – The Victorian government announced on 31 October that a Medically Supervised Injecting Centre would be implemented under a two-year trial. Melbourne will host the second Medically Supervised Injecting Centre (MSIC) in the southern hemisphere following ongoing and regular fatal overdoses within Continue Reading...

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  • Windana Withdrawal Unit renovation update

    The major renovation works at the Windana adult residential withdrawal unit are progressing and we are working toward re-opening on Monday 13 November 2017. Our referral waitlist will start again on Thursday 2 November via the central intake and referral process.  The building and restoration work required to restore our St Kilda property has been extensive and included major roof repairs, Continue Reading...

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  • Windana set to expand and innovate residential rehabiliation services

    Windana has received Victorian Government funding to expand and innovate our residential rehabilitation service at Maryknoll. The Windana Therapeutic Community model will now accommodate 78 service users and introduce the Welcome House intake and orientation element to prepare clients for their experience.  ...

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  • Expansion into Regional Victoria

    Recognition of the Windana experience in helping people toward recovery from drug and alcohol (addiction/misuse) Windana has been appointed to operate a new 20-bed residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility in regional Victoria. The decision by the Victorian Government to invest in the Grampians region is in direct response to the increased methamphetamine use across the community and the need Continue Reading...

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  • Major works for Windana adult residential withdrawal unit

    Windana’s adult residential withdrawal unit in St Kilda will undergo major works thanks to a co-investement funding boost from the Victorian Government. Whilst the facility is temporarily closed, clients seeking treatment will be referred to other treatment providers Windana’s adult residential withdawal unit in St Kilda will be closing for a temporary period to undergo major works upgrade. The facility Continue Reading...

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  • Meet Our People: Clare Davies

    After four years in her role as Manager, Rehabilitation Services, Clare Davies is still waiting for a “typical day”. This week, there is a major accreditation and audit inspection of the Maryknoll TC and the constant demands of staying connected to her team of 25 staff as they work across Windana’s rehabilitation services including after-care and transition services; a regional Continue Reading...

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  • CEO Update – August 2017

    Dear Friends and Supporters of Windana, Welcome to our latest newsletter that we create to connect and share stories of our people, our work, the impact of what we do and breaking news from the wider treatment sector. I am delighted to update you on some major developments over the winter months. This week Windana has been announced as the Continue Reading...

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  • Meet Our Clients

    Sally [not her real name] has been up since 6:15am, genuinely relishing the routines and structures of life as a resident of the Maryknoll Therapeutic Community (TC). “Sometimes I think I am on an episode of McLeod’s Daughters, she says. “I have been cutting goats’ nails and I actually know how to flip a goat. I am feeling incredible and Continue Reading...

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  • Improving AOD treatment outcomes

    Windana is in the process of rolling out the Best Practice Client Risk and Assessment Management (BPRAM) project throughout Windana’s operations after a successful 12-month pilot program. BPRAM is an updated risk assessment tool designed to improve client care and support staff working with high-risk clients. In 2016, Windana clinical staff received BPRAM training as well as one-on-one coaching on Continue Reading...

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