Penington Institute is a not for profit organisation that advances health and community safety by connecting substance use research to practical action. With close to 20 years experience working with people and families directly affected by problematic drug use. The Institute helps individuals,and the wider community through our research analysis, promotion of effective strategies, workforce education and public awareness activities.
Association of Participating Service Users
The Association of Participating Service Users (APSU) is a Victorian consumer representative body at the Self Help Addiction Resource Centre. APSU has been created to ensure that the opinions, ideas and experiences of people using alcohol and other drug services contribute to policy, research, service provision and professional development.
Burnet is an Australian, unaligned, not-for-profit, independent organisation that links medical research with practical action to help solve devastating health problems. Institute-wide interdisciplinary health programs tackle some of the most challenging global health issues in: Maternal and Child Health, Disease Elimination, Behaviours and Health Risks, Health Security and Healthy Ageing.
Eastern Health is one of Melbourne’s largest metropolitan public health services. It provides a range of services in emergency, medical and general healthcare, obstetrics, mental health, drug and alcohol addiction, residential care and community health to Melbourne’s diverse eastern community. Eastern Health has over 50 facilities and it main sites include; Angliss Hospital in Upper Ferntree Gully, Box Hill Hospital in Box Hill, Healesville Hospital and Yarra Valley Health in Healesville, Maroondah Hospital in Ringwood East, Peter James Centre in Burwood East, Spectrum (which provides treatment for people with personality disorders) Turning Point (which provides treatment, research and education in the fields of alcohol, other drugs and gambling) Wantirna Health in Wantirna, Yarra Ranges Health in Lilydale.
As one of Victoria’s major metropolitan health services, Alfred Health cares for people throughout three hospitals, numerous clinics and community based services. It also provides numerous state-wide specialised services, which deliver care to people throughout Victoria and interstate. Alfred Health is also one of the four founding partners of the Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct (AMREP), one of Australia's leading centres in clinical and biomedical research.
Monash Health provides healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire life-span from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers. Over 16,000 staff work at over 40 care locations across south eastern Melbourne, including Monash Medical Centre, Monash Children’s Hospital, Moorabbin Hospital, Dandenong Hospital, Casey Hospital, Kingston Centre, Cranbourne Centre, and an extensive network of rehabilitation, aged care, community health and mental health facilities.
The major public health service for Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula, Peninsula Health, covers an area of approximately 850 square kilometres and a population of 300,000 people which can increase by around 100,000 in peak tourism periods. It includes hospitals and facilities such as Frankston Hospital, Rosebud Hospital, Golf Links Road Rehabilitation Centre, the Mornington Centre and the Hastings Community Health Centre.
Turning Point is a national addiction treatment centre, dedicated to providing high quality, evidence-based treatment to people adversely affected by alcohol, drugs and gambling, integrated with world-leading research and education. Turning Point’s integrated model of treatment, research and education is unique in the Australian addiction context and provides a platform for leadership and innovation across addiction. This combined with Monash University’s established research capabilities and partnerships with key stakeholders including governments and the healthcare sector, provides an unprecedented opportunity to create true leadership and strategic change that is desperately needed to address the many challenges that addiction poses for Australia.
The ‘Responding to alcohol and drugs in the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula’ (RAD-FMP) project was formed to rejuvenate the Frankston train station and surrounding area. Activities aim to influence the community’s understanding of problematic alcohol and other drug use as a health issue and build capacity for non-AOD (Alcohol and Drugs) specific services to respond to AOD issues. The project also aims to improve the accessibility and integration of specialist AOD treatment services with the broader health and community service system.