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The AOD Peer Workforce highlighted in Victoria’s alcohol and other drugs workforce strategy 2018–2022

This week the Minister for Mental Health, Martin Foley MP, released a new workforce strategy for the alcohol and other drugs sector.  Victoria’s alcohol and other drugs workforce strategy 2018–2022 has been developed to put in place a range of immediate actions to improve the recruitment, retention and skills of the specialist alcohol and other drugs workforce. This strategy highlights the importance of, and departmental investment in, the AOD peer workforce: ‘The value of peer…

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Celebrating the delivery of Victoria’s first AOD Peer Worker Training!

SHARC have delivered Victoria’s first Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Peer Worker Training to existing and emerging Peer Workers in the AOD sector. We would like to congratulate all graduates and thank consortia partners for introducing a peer workforce as part of their ongoing service delivery. ‘(the training) provided a framework to fall back on and refer to…the manual will be on my desk at all times for future reference’ – Peer Worker The AOD peer…

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APSU Film Night

APSU held a film night watching ‘A Street Cat Named Bob’ on Thursday the 5th of July to celebrate the diverse community that APSU is lucky to be a part of. Thanks to all of the people who helped with and joined us for the film night. It was a really good night: a great movie, delicious food (especially the fresh popcorn)and a nice intimate community gathering. One of the pictures we took on the…

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Victoria’s Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Peer Workforce Forum 2018

Join us in a day of co-learning, connection and celebration of the AOD Peer Workforce! Thursday 14th June 2018Time: 10.30 till 3.30 (Lunch provided)Address: Packer Park Pavilion 120 Leila Rd Carnegie Vic 3163   This forum will provide opportunities for: • Co-learning, connection and inspiration • Networking and development opportunities for both Peer Workers and agencies• Becoming informed about the growth and outcomes of Victoria’s AOD Peer Workforce• Discovering how agencies can support and sustain the Peer Workforce•…

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