Statement – Windana supports the recent Bill decriminalising the use and possession of illicit drugs

Windana is proud to support the Bill recently tabled by Fiona Patten MP to decriminalise the use and possession of small quantities of illicit drugs in Victoria. We all want a society where people can be free from the harmful effects of drug dependence. However, it’s clear the current...

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Partner Release – Windana’s Barwon TC Now Open

New Corio Rehab Centre Delivered 15 February 2022, Premier of Victoria, The Hon Daniel Andrews Residents across Geelong and the Barwon region will get the support they need to recover from drug and alcohol addiction, with construction now complete on a new state-of-the-art alcohol and...

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International Overdose Awareness Day 2021

Today is International Overdose Awareness Day. It’s an important day here at Windana, and for anyone who has lost people they love to overdose. It’s a chance to take a moment and remember loved ones who have died or suffered permanent injury from a drug overdose. Stories from GTC...

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The Artist is Found – Windana Online Art Therapy Exhibition 2021

The healing power of art is on full display in The Artist is Found (www.theartistisfound.com) – Windana Drug and Alcohol Recovery and SECADA’s second annual online Art Therapy Exhibition. Over 70 pieces are featured in the exhibition, all created by artists in the Community Studio Art...

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CEO Announcement

A message from Jenny Gillam, Windana Chair With mixed feelings I announce that after eight years as CEO, Anne-Maree Kaser will be leaving Windana in July. While I’m sad to see Anne-Maree leave after an incredible time leading Windana, I’m proud of what she has achieved and am excited...

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30-bed residential rehabilitation site under construction

  Exciting news! Our new 30-bed residential rehabilitation centre in Corio is under construction, and due for completion in the second half of 2021. We were delighted to ‘turn the sod’ recently with John Eren MP (State Member for Lara) and Modscape. When completed, this...

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Food as Medicine at Windana

Have you noticed how the food you eat can affect how you feel physically and emotionally? Too many highly processed, high sugar foods can leave you feeling sluggish and moody, while meals with lots of fresh whole foods can leave you feeling full of energy for hours after you’ve eaten....

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Becoming a Nurse Practitioner – Vanessa’s Journey

Vanessa started at Windana as a non-residential withdrawal nurse in 2014. After some time working with clients and GPs, Vanessa saw ways she could improve the outcomes for clients. “In 2014 I began sitting in consultation with clients and their GP. Clients presented anxious,...

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Windana’s first Peer Group in Ballarat – An interview with Duncan, Peer Support Worker

Our Peer Support Program is a vital part of resident’s recovery, offering invaluable support and insight for residents in treatment. Many of our Peer Support Workers are former clients, like Duncan, who last month established Windana’s first Peer Group based in Ballarat. Duncan has...

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Art Therapy Community Studio is back!

Creative Healing Connections Paint, draw, collage, use clay or other creative mediums to express, explore, discover, have fun, relax and connect with supportive peers. Creating art is therapeutic and empowering; it helps to express your thoughts, feelings and experiences when words are...

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