Turning Point 2016 unveiled

Posted on: Monday, 14 November 2016

Turning Point recently launched the 2016 edition of its Annual Review. The publication presents Turning Point's achievements over the past 12 months and the important interface between our treatment, research and education arms.

Professor Dan Lubman, and newly appointed Program Director Anthony Denham, see the report as a clear demonstration of the efforts of our hard working staff and the contribution of organisations that we have worked with throughout the year. The report also clearly demonstrates the important impact we are making in terms of addressing alcohol and drug-related harm across Australia and supporting those in need.

To view the 2016 Turning Point Annual Review, click here.

Achievements covered in the report include:

  • Continued delivery of quality treatment services and our work with forensic clients
  • Enhancing the range of support options offered to families and users regarding methamphetamine, including the 24/7 ICE ADVICE service and Breakthrough education program
  • Building our understanding of effective treatment through the research on patient pathways
  • Completion of a large scale NHMRC-funded trial of our school-based health promotion program, MAKINGtheLINK
  • Ambulance data monitoring that highlights the prevalence of ambulance attendances that involve alcohol and older men
  • Promoting help seeking through the continued success of websites and social media platforms, such as Counselling Online and Gambling Help Online, to provide trusted and readily accessible resources to clients, carers, families and the community
  • Supporting and developing the health workforce, including undergraduate and postgraduate training as well as partnerships with multicultural agencies
  • Innovation and research excellence on a range of subjects including rates of problem gambling among patients with mental illness and the relationship between sleep and addiction
To view the 2016 Turning Point Annual Review, click here.