Recent Posts by Gary Cookson

Update on the Grampians facility

Our Grampians facility was officially opened during February 2019. This modern treatment facility will create an optimal environment for clients to fully engage in their recovery. This is Victoria’s first 90-day Therapeutic Community model that combines so well with the picturesque location in the Grampians region and the intimacy of a 20 bed facility. It provides a...
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Measuring and reporting on client impact

Windana and our landmark Client Impact Measurement strategy was profiled at the recent Australia and New Zealand Addiction Conference held in Queensland in early June. Using a bespoke Theory of Change model, Windana and Navigating Outcomes worked extensively with staff and clients to re-identify and agree on a series of indicators that help to identify what success looks like in...
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The increasing demand for pharmacotherapy

One particular element of Windana TC residential rehabilitation treatment is the slow stream pharmacotherapy program. This specialist and increasingly vital service delivers support to those clients managing a planned reduction in their medication. The program is overseen by a registered nurse who works with four residents at any given time. These beds are currently experiencing a wait...
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Our staff profile: Lena Kashaeva

Changing attitudes and perceptions toward clients living with the effects of substance misuse

The idyllic Mornington Peninsula is for some the ultimate get away, the weekender or even the long-held dream location to live. It is also the region of Victoria that is home to a growing number of people in need of the specialist non-residential rehabilitation...
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