Two adult ducks swimming in a pond near a baby duck. Quote alongside reads: "When acknowledged in recovery, families can strengthen recovery." Text below reads: A story with Kaydee, Windana's Program Coordinator Community Services.

Family support at Windana

With 34% of people who use our services having children or dependents, there’s a definite need to support clients as they work towards achieving their family relationship goals. We spoke with Kaydee, Windana’s Program Coordinator Community Services, to find out why it’s so important...

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A photo of Ryan smiling. Quote alongside reads: "The more people learn about this role, the more Nurse Practitioner services the community can access.'" Text below reads: "Catching up with Ryan, one of our Nurse Practitioners.

Q&A with Ryan, Nurse Practitioner at Windana

Enrolled Nurses, Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners support clients and other staff right across Windana’s services. For International Nurses Day 2022 we caught up with Ryan, who’s a Nurse Practitioner in our Non-Residential Withdrawal (NRW) team, to learn about being a Nurse...

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An illustration of two people reaching out to each other over a barrier. Quote alongside reads “It’s the human experience and need for connection that unites everybody.” Text beneath the quote reads: A story about Peer Support with Kate from the Grampians TC team.

The Power of Peer Support

At Maryknoll, Grampians and Barwon TCs, Peer Support Workers draw on lived experience to support people during rehabilitation. Kate – who was Peer Support Worker at Grampians before moving into an Aftercare role – tells us about her journey and the significance of Peer Support at...

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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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An abstract painting of a head on an orange background. Quote alongside reads: “Providing mental health support offers profound benefits for our clients." Text below reads: "A story with psychologist Kay-Sheree who works with clients during residential withdrawal."

Supporting mental health during withdrawal

Alcohol and drug dependence and mental health issues often go hand-in-hand. They have an inter-twined relationship that’s unique to every person’s situation. In fact, around 50-76% of people accessing AOD services have at least one mental health condition. This story with Windana...

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A photo of the dispensary with bottles of naturopathic mixtures. Quote alongside reads: "We have an opportunity to explain to a client or resident there's so much they can do to look after themselves." Text below reads: "Part 2 of a story with our Health & healing Acting Coordinator around naturopathy and its importance at Windana.

Naturopathy at Windana, Part 2

Along with our other Health & Healing therapies, naturopathy has an important role in Windana’s holistic approach to wellbeing and recovery. For Part 2 of our story on naturopathy, Health & Healing Acting Coordinator Erika sheds light on how naturopathy supports clients and...

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A painting of a cosy house with smoke coming out of a chimney, Quote alongside reads: “ometimes people need stability to help realise their dreams, desires and find their purpose in life..“ Text below reads: " look into Windana’s Transitional Housing program, and how it supports recovery."

Transitional Housing and Recovery

Windana’s Transitional Housing program provides a secure place to live for people recovering from AOD dependence – whether they’ve been through a Therapeutic Community or not. Its requirements also help residents focus on their recovery goals. We spoke with Nicole, Windana’s...

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Erika in the dispensary holding supplement packs. Quote alongside reads: “By making small changes, everyone can improve their health.“ Text below reads: "Part 1 of a story with Erika, our Health & Healing Acting Coordinator around naturopathy and its importance at Windana."

Naturopathy at Windana, Part 1

Naturopathy is an important natural therapy used across Windana. For National Herbal Medicine Week, we caught up with Erika – Windana’s Health & Healing program Acting Coordinator and Senior Naturopath – to explore naturopathy and how it helps clients. “Naturopathy is like art...

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A football field with goalposts on the right and an orange Reclink banner on the fence. Quote to the right reads: “Sharing and helping others to shine is part of the culture.” Text below reads: "A story with Windana’s Recreation & Community Development Officer around the Reclink AFL program at Maryknoll."

Partnership on and off the field

When Windana’s Maryknoll TC residents jog onto the football field, they bring out each other’s best. Away from the game, it’s a similar story for the organisations that make Reclink’s South East League AFL program happen. Richard Price knows the value of being on a team. As...

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