Alcohol and Other Drugs

Diagnose and treat opioid dependent patients (Pharmacotherapy training for GPs and Nurse Practitioners) – Learn more about over-the-counter and illicit opioid dependency and treatment options, contact Networking Health Victoria.

Aboriginal Mental Health First Aid training courses for community members, organisations, and others who want to learn more about Aboriginal Mental Health First Aid – Ask VACCHO to deliver the 14 hour (two day) Aboriginal Mental Health First Aid training session.

Healthy Spirit, Healthy Community 58-page booklet and individual drug pamphlets inform you on  the nine most common drugs in our community. To order these resources contact the AoD Team.

Some tips to keep healthier and safer for people who use alcohol and/or other drugs –  AIVL’s Indigenous Business

VACCHO provides training on Mental Health First Aid Courses for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.


Resources to help workers support clients who inject 

Penington Institute has developed a series of videos and factsheets and supporting training to help mainstream Needle and Syringe Programs (NSP), Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations, other frontline services better respond to injecting ice use by their clients.

The new resources, Injecting ice in the Country – Healthier Approaches, developed in collaboration with VACCHO, feature interviews with NSP and other frontline workers reflecting on their experiences in managing clients who inject ice.

Free Injecting ice in the Country training is available from Penington Institute as part of the program implementation. The 90 minute sessions utilise the videos to initiate discussions among staff around how they can engage with and support clients who inject ice. 

The resources are available at the Penington Institute website.

Please contact Penington for more information.