News

  • 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-investemnt 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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  • Supporting International Drug Overdose Awareness Day

    On August 31, the 17th annual International Overdose Awareness Day, a coalition of 13 not-for-profit community health organisations from St Kilda and surrounds including Windana, Star Health, First Step, Sacred Heart and Access Health will come together for the World’s Largest Overdose Prevention Training Session at the Port Melbourne Town Hall. Co-hosting with the Penington Institute, the World’s Largest Overdose Continue Reading...

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  • Drumbeat Facilitator Training

          DRUMBEAT® Facilitator Training Workshop is for professionals who want to deliver the DRUMBEAT Program. DRUMBEAT® explores issues central to healthy relationships and social emotional skills in a structured format that extends across 10 sessions. The program engages participants quickly through making music. Drumbeat Facilitator Training will be held at the Windana TC, 254 Snell Road Maryknoll VIC Continue Reading...

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  • Collaboration with Otway Health is in the News

    Otway Health and Lorne Community Hospital will work with Windana Drug and Alcohol Recovery to provide services through telehealth technology either on site at a hospital (in Lorne or Apollo Bay) or possibly in the comfort of the client’s own home, depending on accessibility....

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