Connecting people with AOD support through Neighbourhood Houses
For an introduction to the project, go to the bottom of this page, or visit NHT ATDC project Fact Sheet
The project officer at the ATDC is Madelyn Derrick, who can be reached on 6231-5002, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Regional Meeting – forum on Harm Minimisation Strategies.
Maddi presented Reducing harms for methamphetamine users, at the Northern Regional on 9 May 2017. This was a very useful discussion, that clearly demonstrated some easy tools that anyone in a Neighbourhood House could use to be supportive of someone with addiction. The core message was not trying to convince anyone of anything, but rather working with the person where they are at, but just being aware of a few simple strategies that might help people to make their own decisions..
Resources from the session:
Yourcall is a soon to be release online tool to help people make decisions about the AOD use and the assistance they may want. We’ve got a great little video that will explain in a coople of minutes how yourcall works. Click here or on the image.
We’ll let you know when it is ready to go.
Be the Change program
Do you have a partner or family member experiencing addiction? Is it impacting you.
Be the Change aims to provide skills and support to people who have a partner or family member experiencing substance use issues. Be the Change can be delivered by someone with counselling or social work qualifications and the confidence to work with groups. The resources required can be found in the Facilitators Manual and Participant Workbook below.
You are also welcome to contact the ATDC or your local AOD service provider to seek assistance for delivery of the program in your House.
- Project update 20170301 (The most recent)
- Project Update 20161025
- Project update NHT_ATDC 20160715
- Project Update April 2016
- Project update 20151215
From NHT Conference 2016
- Referring to AOD services – presentation at NHT conference 2016
- How to respond to someone who is agitated – tip sheet
- How to respond to someone who is agitated – five steps
- Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug service directory
- Be the Change poster for printing
- ICE Fact Sheet– a resource from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC)
- ATDC Website
Neighbourhood Houses Tasmania is excited to be partnering with the Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs Council (ATDC) on the Connecting people with AOD (Alcohol and Other Drugs) Support through Neighbourhood Houses project
This project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services and aims to strengthen local communities and help Neighbourhood Houses across Tasmania that regularly see the consequences of alcohol and drug misuse to address these issues.
NHT committed involvement on behalf of Houses based on feedback from many Houses that shows there is an increasing number of people presenting to Houses with alcohol or other drugs issues, and that getting the right supports and services was often challenging, particularly in regional communities.
Dr Madelyn Derrick has joined the ATDC as the project officer, and will be in touch with Houses again soon to connect and re-establish the project.
NHT strongly endorses the Support Don’t Punish message in its effort to include people who may have alcohol or other drug issues.
For more information see the NHT ATDC project Fact Sheet