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Piritta Murfett
21 March 2023
World Social Work Day is a time to celebrate the profession and promote the great work social workers do for people within our communities who are often struggling and stigmatised. In honour of this year's Social Worker Day, we talked to Turning Point Social Worker, Piritta Murfett.
15 February 2023
February 11 was International Day of Women and Girls in science. To celebrate, we talked to four female researchers at Turning Point, all at different stages of their career.
Stigma
6 February 2023
Turning Point and MARC have made a joint submission to the National Mental Health Commission’s draft National Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Strategy.
federal inquiry into law enforcement
27 January 2023
Turning Point and MARC have made a joint submission to the federal Inquiry into the challenges and opportunities for law enforcement in addressing Australia’s illicit drug problem.
Melvyn-Staff-Profile
20 December 2022
Melvyn is Turning Point’s Associate Director Service Development, Statewide Services.
Chasing-the-Scream
16 December 2022
There are a lot of great books out there, both fiction and non-fiction, that explore addiction in a comprehensive and nuanced way.
Staff-Profile-Rowan
28 November 2022
Rowan P. Ogeil is Turning Point’s Deputy Strategic Lead, National Addiction and Mental Health Surveillance Unit.
Cost of Addiction in Australia
24 November 2022
Addiction in Australia last year was estimated to cost $80 billion, according to a new report launched at Parliament House on Tuesday morning.
Directline - ADOstats
21 November 2022
DirectLine is a key component of Victoria’s state-wide alcohol and drug network and provides 24-hour telephone counselling, information and referral service for anyone in Victoria wishing to discuss an alcohol or drug-related issue.
increase attendance in addiction treatment
8 November 2022
Attendance in addiction treatment settings is often met with challenges, with client non-attendance frequently compromising clinical outcomes and strategies for retaining clients often difficult to implement or expensive.
Gambling-Harm
21 October 2022
The theme for this year's Gambling Harm Awareness Week is ‘Could gambling be affecting your wellbeing?’
Staff-Profle-Fay
14 October 2022
Fay is Turning Point’s Strategic Lead Workforce Development.