4th Annual ACT ATOD Awards 2012
Thank you and happy holidays from ATODA
The ATODA Board and Staff thanks the ATOD and allied sectors for your fantastic work throughout 2012. It has been an incredibly busy year for everyone, and we greatly appreciate your contributions, support and dedication over this time. We hope you all receive a well-deserved break over the holiday period!
The 4th Annual ACT Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Awards were held on Wednesday 12 December 2012 at the ACT Legislative Assembly. The Awards recognise individuals who, during the course of their careers, have made outstanding contributions: to improving the health and well-being of people affected by alcohol, tobacco and other drugs issues; to reducing alcohol, tobacco and other drug related harm; and towards developing the alcohol, tobacco and other drug profession.
The Awards also seek to acknowledge exemplary practice related to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs in the ACT. Speakers included:
Mrs Agnes Shea OAM
, Ngunnawal Elder
gave a Welcome To Country.
Congratulations to the 2012 Award Recipients:
Dr Chris Bourke, MLA Member for Ginnendera, generously presented the Awards.
ACT Health Directorate
Mr Bob O'Heir, Excellence in Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Work Award
Mr Gerard Rees, Lifetime Achievements Award
Dr Tuck Meng Soo, Outstanding Contributions Award
Mr Peter Watney, Honour Roll
generously supported the awards.
See the Awards webpage
for photos from the day and the ACT Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Awards 2012 Booklet
for further information.
Thank you to all people in the alcohol, tobacco and other drug sector in the ACT.
Congratulations to the 2012 Minimum Qualification Participants:
The ceremony also recognised the achievements of the workers who had engaged in the Minimum Qualification Strategy in 2012, with certificates of participation being presented by Mr Adrian Marron, Chief Executive Officer, Canberra Institute of Technology.
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Sector activities for early 2013
Andrew Bennett (Ted Noffs Foundation ACT)
Annemarie Jimenez (Directions ACT)
Catherine Dooley (Directions ACT)
Cathy Haycock (Alcohol and Drug Services, Health Directorate)
Daniel Weldon (The Connection, CAHMA)
Ellen Crowe (Ted Noffs Foundation ACT)
Fika Wangke (Toora Women Inc)
Finn Liddy (Directions ACT)
Gabrial Antonios Mansour (Ted Noffs Foundation ACT)
Jane Dowling (Directions ACT)
Jason Aquilina (Karralika Programs)
Jill Rafferty (Directions ACT)
Julie Evans (Alcohol and Drug Services, Health Directorate)
Judith Clark (Alcohol and Drug Services, Health Directorate)
Judith Corkhill (CatholicCare)
Karen Carney (Alcohol and Drug Services, Health Directorate)
Katia Munoz (Toora Women Inc)
Leo Martin (Alcohol and Drug Services, Health Directorate)
Lindsay Dunn (Canberra Recovery Services, Salvation Army)
Liz Holt (Canberra Recovery Services, Salvation Army)
Matthew Rothwell (Street to Home Program, St Vincent De Paul)
Meg Kair (Directions ACT)
Meleesa Warn (Richmond Fellowship ACT)
Melissa Wightman (Alcohol and Drug Services, Health Directorate)
Nanci Jones (Alcohol and Drug Services, Health Directorate)
Nicki Esau (Karralika Programs)
Philip Burge (Canberra Recovery Services, Salvation Army)
Rachelle Gordon (Directions ACT)
Rana Elmir (Alcohol and Drug Services, Health Directorate)
Stefanie Burvill (CatholicCare)
Steven Roche (CatholicCare)
Trudy Hodge-O’Brien (CatholicCare)
or contact a member of the ATODA team in early January.
Moore St Services (Diversion & Counselling and Treatment):
Closes 24 December and reopens 2 January 2013.
Canberra Alliance for Harm Minimisation and Advocacy:
Closes 23 December and reopens 9 January 2013.
Canberra Recovery Services, Salvation Army:
Operating throughout the holiday period, however, staff numbers will be reduced.
Please note hours disseminated in an earlier version of this eBulletin were disseminated in error, and have been corrected below.
Needle and Syringe Program:
Civic open 10am – 2pm, 24, 27, 28 and 31 December 2012. Normal operating hours continue from 2 January 2013. Phillip NSP closes 23 December 2012 and reopens 2 January 2013. 4&8 Packs will be provided from the Woden office at this time (see below)
Woden Office (Crisis Counselling and Secondary Needle and Syringe Program):
Open 10am – 2pm, 24, 27, 28 and 31 December 2012. Normal operating hours continue from 2 January 2013.
Althea Wellness Centre:
Doctor available to see patients 10am - 2pm on 24 and 31 December 2012.
Closes 12pm, 21 December 2012 and staff return for assessments on 2 January 2013 with admissions from 7 January 2013.
Gugan Gulwan Youth Aboriginal Corporation:
Closes 21 December and reopens 7 January 2013.
Karralika Programs Inc:
Last intake on 20 December, reopen for admissions on 3 January 2013. Assessments will continue over the holiday period except for public holidays.
Lesleys Place and Marzenna, Toora Women Inc:
Operating as normal with no intake available on weekends or public holidays.
Ted Noffs Foundation ACT:
Continuing Adolescent Life Management (drop in):
Closes 21 December and reopens 2 January 2013.
Program for Adolescent Life Management (residential):
Closes 21 December and reopens 28 December 2013.
Sobering Up Shelter, CatholicCare Canberra and Goulburn:
The Sobering Up Shelter will be operating every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night (as per normal hours) including public holidays throughout the holiday season.
Solaris Therapeutic Community:
Closes 24 December and reopen 2 January 2013.
WIREDD, Toora Women Inc:
Closes 23 December and reopens 3 January 2013.
Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Services:
Closes 24 December and reopens 7 January 2013.
For further information about services visit the ACT ATOD Services Directory
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This section outlines the crisis services that will be available throughout the end of year period.
FOR ALL EMERGENCIES PLEASE CONTACT: 000
Provides public housing services in the ACT.
Phone: 13 34 27
24/7 central contact point for police and police stations across the ACT. Non-emergency only.
Phone: (02) 6256 7777
The major tertiary referral hospital for the ACT and the Southern areas of NSW.
Phone: (02) 6244 2222
Calvary John James Hospital is the largest private hospital in the ACT.
Phone: (02) 6281 8100
Gateway to ACT Government services will be open 24/7.
Phone: 13 22 81
Care and Protection
The statutory child protection agency in the ACT. Open 24/7.
Phone: 1300 556 729 (general public line) or 1300 556 728 (mandated reporters)
Domestic Violence Crisis Service
Provides 24/7 domestic and family violence crisis counselling and support.
Phone: (02) 6280 0900 or TTY hearing impaired (02) 6228 1852
Emergency Relief & Community Service Providers Christmas Hours
The Citizens Advice Bureau ACT puts out a list of opening and closing times for emergency relief providers and community services.
Phone: (02) 6248 7988
Free Meal Guide for Holiday Season
The Citizens Advice Bureau ACT puts out a free meal guide for the holiday period.
Visit to download
the free meal guide or call 6248 7988
Provides 24/7 counselling and support for young people under 25 years.
Phone: 1800 55 1800
Provides 24/7 counselling and support services.
Phone: 13 11 14
Mental Health Crisis and Assessment Treatment Team
Provides 24/7 mental health crisis support.
Phone: 1800 629 354 (24 hour service) or (02) 6205 1065.
Provides 24/7 sexual assault counselling and support.
Phone: (02) 6247 2525
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CatholicCare Sobering Up Shelter
Casual Alcohol and Other Drug Workers are sought to provide support for intoxicated people on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. All shifts are night shifts and are allocated dependant on staff availability and leave for permanent staff. The role includes intake of clients, monitoring and support for clients during the night, exit of client including screening tools and intervention, file management and statistical recording.
For more information:
Including a job description please contact Stef Burvill on 6163 7625 or Stefanie.email@example.com
. To apply please forward your CV and expression of interest.
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