AIHW launch Turning Point and Monash University National Ambulance Surveillance (NASS) data as part of national suicide and self-harm monitoring project
29 September 2020
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) have launched the National Suicide and Self-harm Monitoring Project that includes new national data from state and territory ambulance services attained through Turning Point and Monash University’s National Ambulance Surveillance System (NASS).
Department of Health and Human Services (Vic) Scholarships for Victorian AOD workers to undertake the Graduate Certificate of Addictive Behaviours in 2021
18 September 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is offering 20 scholarships to workers within the Victorian Alcohol and Other Drug sector to undertake the Graduate Certificate in Addictive Behaviours.
Quitting or reducing smoking shown to improve outcomes for people seeking treatment for alcohol and drug addiction
14 September 2020
An Australian study conducted by Turning Point, Monash University and the National Drug Research Institute has found that people who stop smoking are more likely to have successful outcomes, including reductions in substance use and substance dependence, when seeking treatment for addiction.
14 September 2020
The alcohol industry is mounting an active campaign to persuade politicians and the public that opening licensed venues is important for the Victorian recovery.
9 September 2020
Every year, on the ninth day of the ninth month, we observe International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day.
31 August 2020
For the fifth consecutive year, more than 2000 Australians have died as a result of a drug overdose, highlighting the urgent need to prioritise public health interventions and policies that work.
31 August 2020
August 31 marks International Overdose Awareness Day; a global event aimed at raising awareness of overdose and reducing the stigma associated with drug-related deaths.
28 August 2020
Researchers from Turning Point and Monash University are trialling a new smartphone app they have developed called ‘SWIPE’ which aims to help people reduce their alcohol cravings and consumption.
19 August 2020
Many Victorian families are facing increasing financial and social pressures, and extended isolation in the home. In addition to this, we are hearing reports of increases in alcohol and other drug use, making it an important time to understand workforce capacity in responding to family/child and AOD issues.
17 August 2020
The Victorian branch of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) has honoured former Turning Point clinician, Associate Professor Alan Gijsbers with a Meritorious Award for his contribution to improving the mental health of Victorians.
Positive experiences of telephone-delivered interventions: a highly accessible treatment option for people with alcohol problems
10 August 2020
Researchers from Turning Point and Monash University have found that Australians with alcohol use problems report positive experiences of receiving structured psychological interventions by telephone.