The list below contains links to organisations, research bodies, services and government departments. If you are aware of a website, not included in the list below, please contact us.
Alcohol and Other Drugs Council of Australia (ADCA)
The Alcohol and other Drugs Council of Australia (ADCA) is the peak, national, non-government organisation representing the interests of the Australian alcohol and other drugs sector.
Alcohol Education & Rehabilitation Foundation Ltd (AERF)
AERF was established as an independent public company in October 2001 to address prevention, treatment, research and rehabilitation for the misuse of alcohol as well as paint, petrol and glue sniffing.
Australian Centre for Addiction Research (ACAR)
The Australian Centre for Addiction Research (ACAR) is an interdisciplinary network of scientists, clinicians, academic professionals and officials engaged in promoting applied research aimed at prevention and clinical management of addictive behaviours.
Australian Drug Foundation (ADF)
The Foundation conducts research on drug issues, implements drug education programs, develops resources for school students, teachers and parents.
Australian Drug Information Network (ADIN)
The Australian Drug Information Network (ADIN) provides a central point of access to quality Internet-based alcohol and drug information provided by prominent organisations in Australia and Internationally. ADIN is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing as part of the National Illicit Drug Strategy and managed by the Australian Drug Foundation.
Australian General Practice Network (AGPN)
AGPN represents a network 111 local organisations (Divisions) as well as 8 state-based entities. More than 85 per cent of GPs and an increasing number of practice nurses and allied health professionals are members of their local Division
The Network is involved in a wide range of activities including health promotion, early intervention and prevention strategies, chronic disease management, medical education and workforce support. By delivering local health solutions through general practice, AGPN aims to ensure that all Australians can access a high quality health system.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) is Australia's national agency for health and welfare statistics and information.
Australian Mental Health Consumer Network
The Australian Mental Health Consumer Network is the National Mental Health Consumer Peak Body for Australia. The Network provides a way for consumers to have input into the delivery of mental health services and national policy direction.
Australian National Council on Drugs (ANCD)
The Australian National Council on Drugs (ANCD) is the principal advisory body to Government on drug policy and plays a critical role in ensuring the voice of the community is heard in relation to drug related policies and strategies. Membership of the ANCD includes people with a wide range of experience and expertise on various aspects of drug policy, such as treatment, rehabilitation, education, family counselling, law enforcement, research and work at the coalface in community organisations.
Australian Network for Promotion, Prevention and Early Intervention for Mental Health (Auseinet)
The key focus of the Australian Network for Promotion, Prevention and Early Intervention for Mental Health (Auseinet) is to assist a range of sectors to implement mental health promotion and illness prevention approaches in their respective settings.
Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and Other Drugs (APSAD)
APSAD is dedicated to raising awareness about the problems related to the use of alcohol and other drugs, and to promoting improved standards in clinical practice and in research into this and allied subjects.
APSAD offers two major forms of professional development for health professionals. The first is the Society's scientific journal, the Drug and Alcohol Review, the second is the Annual Drug and Alcohol Conference.
beyondblue is a national, independent; not-for-profit organisation that works to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related substance misuse disorders in Australia.
beyondblue is a bipartisan initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments with a key goal of raising community awareness about depression and reducing stigma associated with the illness.
Black Dog Institute
The Black Dog Institute is a not-for-profit, educational, research, clinical and community-oriented facility offering specialist expertise in depression and Bipolar Disorder.
This site is for everyone involved in community level social, economic and environmental renewal including community leaders, community & government workers, volunteers, program managers, academics, policy makers, youth and seniors.
CounsellingOnline is a service where you can communicate with a professional counsellor about an alcohol or drug related concern, using text-interaction.
This service is free for anyone seeking help with their own drug use or the drug use of a family member, relative or friend. Counselling Online is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across Australia.
Where's your head at? is part of the National Drugs Campaign. The website includes facts about drugs, the risks and consequences of using drugs, and a list of information and support services.
DrugInfo Clearinghouse is a program of the Australian Drug Foundation. It provides easy access to information about alcohol and other drugs, and drug prevention.
Dual Diagnosis Australia and New Zealand
Dual Diagnosis Australia & New Zealand is an online community of people interested in contributing to better outcomes for persons with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. This site provides information on dual diagnosis publications, training materials, treatment resources and links to other websites. A great resource.
Eastern Metropolitan Region - Mental Health Navigation Tool
Find the right mental health service in Melbourne's Eastern Metropolitan Region with this excellent tool.
There are 30 funded headspace services. These services provide an entry point for young people to access a broad range of services that are available in their local community. The website uses the internet as the means to provide a primary source of advice and support.
Kids Help Line - 1800 55 1800 - is Australia's only free, confidential and anonymous, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25. The website provides information for parents as well as a parentline information service.
Mental Health Coalition
The Mental Health Coalition is the peak body promoting the interests of South Australian non-government organisations supporting people with a psychiatric disability.
Mental Health Council of Australia (MHCA)
The Mental Health Council of Australia (MHCA) is the peak, national non-government organisation representing and promoting the interests of the Australian mental health sector, committed to achieving better mental health for all Australians.
Multicultural Mental Health Australia (MMHA)
The Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing fund Multicultural Mental Health Australia under the National Mental Health Strategy and National Suicide Prevention Strategy. Multicultural Mental Health Australia provides national leadership in building greater awareness of mental health and suicide prevention amongst Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.
National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre (NCPIC)
National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA)
The National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) is an internationally recognised research centre that works as a catalyst for change in the alcohol and other drugs (AOD) field. The promotion of Workforce Development (WFD) principles, research and evaluation of effective practices is NCETA's core business.
Primary Mental Health
The function of the Primary Mental Health Care Network is to provide a platform and support mechanism for the implementation of Australian Government primary mental health care programs through Divisions of General Practice. The network consists of a national co-ordinator based at AGPN and a mental health development and liaison officer in each state based office.
The evidence-based treatment program developed by Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre. The PsyCheck screening tool has been designed for use by clinicians who are not mental health specialists.
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP)
Psychiatric Disability Services of Victoria (VICSERV) Inc. is the peak body for Psychiatric Disability Rehabilitation and Support Services in Victoria, that is, the community based mental health services.
VICSERV member agencies in Victoria provide a range of support - housing support, home-based outreach, psychosocial and pre-vocational day programs, residential rehabilitation, mutual support and self help, employment, training and support, carer education, respite and advocacy.
Council of Australian Governments (COAG)
COAG is the peak intergovernmental forum in Australia, comprising the Prime Minister, State Premiers, Territory Chief Ministers and the President of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA).
Department of Family, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs FaHCSIA
FaHCSIA is responsible for social policies and support affecting Australian society and the living standards of Australian families.
Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA)
The Department of Health and Ageing has a diverse set of responsibilities.
Department of Veterans Affairs DVA
The Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) has a website dedicated to maximising mental health. Targeting veterans, their partners, carers, sons and daughters, and current serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) members, the site enables the user to find information on common mental health conditions, as well as information that takes into account the uniqueness of the veteran experience; services that are available to help cope with a mental illness. The site provides information on DVA mental health news and event information; and links to other mental health resources.
Mental health & well being: Mental Health in Australia
Further information on Commonwealth mental health and wellbeing activity in Australia.
National Drug Strategy (NDS)
The National Drug Strategy, a cooperative venture between Australian, State and Territory Governments and the non-government sector, is aimed at improving health, social and economic outcomes for Australians by preventing the uptake of harmful drug use and reducing the harmful effects of licit and illicit drugs in our society.
Office for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH)
The Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH) was established to give a greater focus to the health needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in mainstream health programs, and to assume responsibility for the administration of funding to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community controlled health and substance use services.
Mental Health and Drugs Division
The Mental Health and Drugs Division of the Department of Human Services is responsible for mental health & drugs policy, planning, strategy and the programs that deliver prevention, early intervention, treatment and support to those Victorians who experience mental health and/or substance misuse issues, as well as their carers or other family members.
Drugs & Alcohol in Victoria
This site contains information about drugs. It provides information for drug users, families, friends or those affected by drugs and wanting to learn more about the harms of drugs.
As well as information about drugs, there is information about counseling services, treatment and services in Victoria. All professional agencies and services listed will provide confidential and accurate advice.
Victorian Dual Diagnosis Initiative (VDDI)
The Dual Diagnosis initiative established by the Department of Human Services, to support the development of better treatment practices and collaborative relationships between drug treatment and mental health services. The key activities of the initiative are the development of local networks; training, consultation and modelling of good practice through direct clinical intervention, and shared care arrangements.
There are four VDDI Dual Diagnosis teams, Eastern Dual Diagnosis Service, Northern NEXUS Dual Diagnosis Service, Substance Use and Mental Illness Treatment Team (SUMITT) and Southern Dual Diagnosis Service.
These teams assist both the clinical and the PDRSS sector (Psychiatric Disability Rehabilitation Support Services) as well as the AOD (Alcohol and Other Drug) treatment services across the State to achieve better outcomes for clients with dual diagnosis. Senior clinicians from a variety of health professions staff the Dual Diagnosis Teams.
Eastern Dual Diagnosis Service
The Eastern Dual Diagnosis Program is one of the four specialist dual diagnosis teams funded by the Mental Health and Drugs Division of the Department of Human Services to improve the responses of mental health and drug treatment services to people with mental illness and substance use problem. It provides consultation to staff within eastern mental health both clinical and PDRSS and AOD services that support people with a dual diagnosis. Additionally, education and training services are available to staff in eastern health and AOD services. Eastern Dual Diagnosis Program provides direct service to organisations that support people with a dual diagnosis. Its multidisciplinary team offers a range of specialist expertise and works collaboratively with other services in its catchment.
The Eastern Hume Dual Diagnosis Program auspiced by the Northeast Health Wangaratta forms a rural part of the Eastern Dual Diagnosis Program.
Eastern Hume Dual Diagnosis is known for its dissemination of information to practitioners and has a truly impressive array of information available on its website Dual Diagnosis Australia and New Zealand. It like also provides education and training, as well as consultation to AOD and mental health services in the north east of Victoria.
Northern Nexus (Northern Dual Diagnosis Service) provides assessment, staff education and tertiary consultation to staff of mental health services and drug and alcohol services about people with both mental illness and drug and alcohol problems. This Dual Diagnosis Team services the local government areas of Yarra, Boroondara, Banyule, Nilumbik and the rural areas of Loddon and Northern Mallee.
Southern Dual Diagnosis Service
The Southern Dual Diagnosis Service provides both primary and secondary consultations. The Southern service is one of four Dual Diagnosis teams established in Victoria to support the development of better treatment practices and collaborative relationships between drug treatment and mental health services in Victoria. The Southern Dual Diagnosis Service has links to both Area Mental Health and Rural Alcohol and Drug Services in the Port Phillip, Kingston, Bayside, Greater Dandenong, Casey, Cardinia, Mornington Peninsula, Frankston, as well as parts of the Monash, Glen Eira, Stonnington local government areas. It provides services to Gippsland and the La Trobe Valley.
Key activities of the service are the development of local networks, training and consultation and the modelling of good practice through direct clinical intervention, shared care arrangements and secondary consultation.
Substance Use and Mental Illness Treatment Team (SUMITT)
SUMITT was the first project funded by the then Mental Health and Drugs Policy and Services Branches of the Department of Human Services to support the development of better treatment practices and collaborative relationships between drug treatment and mental health services in Victoria.
Staff at SUMITT provide clinical services and also work with clinicians to enhance the effectiveness of the service system in the provision of care and treatment to people who have co-existing disorders.
SUMITT provides services to Maribyrnong, Wyndham, Brimbank, Hobson's Bay, Melton, Moonee Valley, Moreland, Hume, Darebin, Melbourne City, and Whittlesea local government areas. It services the rural areas of Grampians, Barwon, South West and the Goulbourn Valley.
AOD Peak Bodies
ATDC Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council Tas Inc (Tasmania)
NADA Network of Alcohol and Drug Agencies (New South Wales)
NTCOSS Northern Territory Council of Social Services (Northern Territory)
QANADA Queensland Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (Queensland)
SANDAS South Australian Network of Drug and Alcohol Services (South Australia)
VAADA Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association (Victoria)
WANADA Western Australian Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (Western Australia)
Youth Coalition of the ACT (Australian Capital Territory)
Victorian General Practice Divisions
GPV General Practice Victoria
GPV General Practice Victoria
Bayside General Practice Network
4/253 Bay Road, Cheltenham, VIC 3192
Dandenong Casey General Practice Association
314B Thomas St, Dandenong, VIC 3175
Greater Monash General Practice Network
Suite 302, 3 Chester Street, Oakleigh, VIC 3166
Broadmeadows Health Services Building, 35 Johnstone Street, Broadmeadows, VIC 3047
Knox Division of General Practice
1st Floor, 664 Mountain Highway, Bayswater, VIC 3153
Melbourne East General Practice Network
Suite 13, 317-321 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading, VIC 3131
Melbourne General Practice Network
Suite 9, 233 Cardigan Street, Carlton, VIC 3053
Monash Division of General Practice
Monash House, 867 Centre Road, East Bentleigh , VIC 3165
North East Valley Division of General Practice
Level 1, Pathology Building, Repatriation Campus, Austin Health, 180 Banksia st, Heidelberg West , VIC 3081
Northern Division of General Practice - Melbourne
Level 1, 232 Plenty Road, Preston , VIC 3072
Peninsula General Practice Network
Level 2, 12 - 32 Hastings Road, FRANKSTON, VIC 3199
1st Floor, Building 1, Central West Business Park, 9 Ashley Street, West Footscray, VIC 3012
Southcity GP Services
C/- Alfred Hospital, 181 Commercial Road, Prahran , VIC 3181
Westgate General Practice Network
107 Elm Park Drive, Hoppers Crossing, VIC 3029
Albury Wodonga Regional GP Network
Suite 8, 175 Lawrence Street, Wodonga, VIC 3690
Ballarat & District Division of General Practice
105 Webster Street, Lake Wendouree, VIC 3350
Central Highlands General Practice Network
Level 1, 33 Brantome Street, Gisborne , VIC 3437
Central Victoria General Practice Network
Hope Street , Bendigo, VIC 3550
Central-West Gippsland Division of General Practice
3 Ollerton Avenue, Moe, VIC 3825
East Gippsland Division of General Practice
87a Main Street, BAIRNSDALE, VIC 3875
Eastern Ranges General Practice Association
Level 1, 24 Main St, Lilydale , VIC 3140
General Practice Alliance - South Gippsland
11 Williams Street, Inverloch , VIC 3996
Goulburn Valley Division of General Practice Ltd
226 Wyndham Street, SHEPPARTON, VIC 3630
GP Association of Geelong (317)
105 Yarra Street, Geelong, VIC 3220
Mallee Division of General Practice
Mildura Private Hospital, Thirteenth Street , Mildura , VIC 3502
Murray Plains Division of General Practice
51 King Edward Street, Cohuna , VIC 3568
North East Victoria Division of General Practice
167 Kiewa Valley Highway , TAWONGA SOUTH, VIC 3699
Otway Division of General Practice
2 Pike Street, Camperdown, VIC 3260
West Vic Division of General Practice
62 High Street, Ararat, VIC 3377
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Canada
CAMH is Canada's leading addiction and mental health teaching hospital.
CARE-ID/ACREDI National Coalition on Dual Diagnosis, Canada
County Alcohol and Drug Program Administrators Association of California (CADPAAC)
The County Alcohol and Drug Program Administrators Association of California (CADPAAC) is a nonprofit organisation that represents 58 counties in California, USA. CADPAAC is dedicated to the reduction of individual and community problems related to the use of alcohol and other drugs.
Drug and Alcohol Findings, UK
European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, EU
Inaugurated in Lisbon in 1995, the EMCDDA is the hub of drug-related information in the European Union. It exists to provide the EU and its Member States with a factual overview of European drug problems and a common information framework to support the drugs debate. The EMCDDA consists of a 90-strong team of specialists representing some 20 nationalities. Today it offers policy-makers the scientific evidence base they need for drawing up drug laws and strategies and helps professionals and researchers pinpoint best practice and new areas for analysis.
Film Exchange on Alcohol and Drugs (FEAD), UK
International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL)
Le Va Pasifika within Te Pou, New Zealand
Le Va is the Pacific mental health workforce development unit within Te Pou.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), USA
National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse (NTA), UK
Platform, New Zealand
Platform is a national collaboration of community organisations that provide mental health and addiction services.
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), USA
SAMHSA's Co-Occurring Center for Excellence (COCE), USA
SAMHSA's National Mental Health Information Center, USA
SAMHSA Health Information Network (SHIN), USA
Te Ao Maramatanga New Zealand College of Mental Health Nurses Inc., New Zealand
Te Pou - National Centre of Mental Health Research, Information and Workforce Development, New Zealand
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Website dedicated to Scotland's mental health.
Wyoming Department of Health, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Division, USA