We work with communities to better understand the barriers to help-seeking, and find ways to end the stigma towards people with addiction and the unnecessary delays in seeking treatment through early intervention approaches.
It takes on average 27 years before people recover from alcohol problems, and less than 10 percent of those who experience alcohol and other drugs or gambling issues ever seek professional treatment.
- Dennis et al 2005.
Empowering health systems
Beyond the Emergency Project
Investigating acute male mental health presentations to ambulance services and identifies opportunities to improve mental health support for men.
Gambling and Mental Illness Study
Understanding barriers to responding to gambling problems by clinicians, and the rates of gambling problems amongst people seeking treatment for mental illness.
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Exploring whether adopting behaviour-change prompts can increase attendance rates in addiction treatment services.
Enhancing the capacity of pharmacists to provide overdose prevention and naloxone information to people who are prescribed opioids for chronic pain.
Gambling Self-help Study
Developing self-help gambling strategies and actions used by problems gamblers to determine the uptake and helpfulness of these within the Australian context.
Gambling Intervention at Venues Trial
Investigating the impact of evidence-based action and coping planning intervention in Victorian gambling venues, and examines a range of strategies that gamblers use to stick to their limits.
Making the Link Trial
Evaluating the effectiveness of a school-based intervention that aims to help adolescents overcome barriers to seeking professional help for mental health and substance use problems.
DirectLine Peer Worker Navigation
This project will use a navigation intervention comprising a peer worker to build trusting relationships with DirectLine callers based on shared lived experience
A brief intervention to improve awareness of the alcohol-breast cancer link and address harmful alcohol use among women attending breast screening services.
Experiences of care
Experiences of online care
Exploring the effectiveness of care of online counselling services from the provider and user experience.
Online family peer support
Family members supporting relatives experiencing addiction can face challenges in an environment of stigma and social isolation.
Experiences of telehealth during COVID-19
Exploring alcohol and other drug treatment clients' experiences of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic.