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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Staff at our Drug Withdrawal House have the Coranavirus covered

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Windana COVID-19 Update

Windana remains committed to providing the best, and safest care and support for our clients. We continuously review our approach to service delivery in-light of the latest COVID-19 advice from the Victorian Government. Following the announcement made by the Victorian Government on...

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Annual Review 2018

Windana is pleased to launch their annual review for 2018. Annual Review...

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National Alcohol Strategy 2018

Windana has prepared a submission to the Consultation Draft for the National Alcohol Strategy 2018 — 2026. Please take a moment to review our contribution that will inform the direction and priorities of this...

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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...

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