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...

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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...

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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...

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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. Learn...

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Windana receives CUA Mutual Good Communities Grant

Windana Drug and Alcohol Recovery will receive a $10,000 cash grant from CUA’s William Street branch in the Melbourne CBD, after being selected from nine community groups that applied for the funds. Funds have been earmarked to assist with a feasibility study for future Windana Youth...

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Windana CEO joins The Conversation Hour for a talkback forum on methamphetamine use

On 2 May 2017, Windana CEO Anne-Maree Kaser joined broadcaster Jon Faine for a talkback forum on the impact of methamphetamine use. She was joined by forensic psychiatrist Dr Danny Sullivan, who from June will be the Clinical Director of Forensicare (statewide specialist forensic mental...

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Taking action on ice and other drugs

The Andrews Labor Government is stepping up the fight against ice and drug addiction, with new rehabilitation beds and thousands more treatment places and counselling services for Victorians. As part of the Victorian Budget 2017/18, $81.1 million will be invested in stage three of the Ice...

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Windana welcomes $81.1 million funding boost

Windana Alcohol and Drug Recovery warmly welcomes the significant investment in the Victorian alcohol and other drug treatment sector announced by Premier Daniel Andrews this morning. The funding will be directed to new rehabilitation beds and thousands more treatment places and...

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Windana Autumn Newsletter 2017

Enjoy the latest edition of the Windana Newsletter here....

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CEO Update – March 2017

Dear Friends and Supporters of Windana, Welcome to the Autumn quarterly newsletter that we have created 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...

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