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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What is Dual Diagnosis?

Problematic use of drug and alcohol and mental health issues often go hand-in-hand. They have an inter-twined relationship that’s unique to every person’s situation. Dual Diagnosis is the term used to describe this relationship – when someone is experiencing both mental health...

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International Overdose Awareness Day 2020

Today is International Overdose Awareness Day. It’s an important day 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 and the impact this has on those left behind, and those who have suffered...

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