PATHWAYS LOGO 3The Pathways Project is a supportive training program for people who have used ReGen services.

The training includes competency based training in Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) and First Aid, as well as non-competency training in Mental Health First Aid, Working with Groups, Assertive and Appropriate Communication, Public Speaking, Resume and Cover Letter Preparation, and Child Safety.

The Pathways project is ideal for people who are:

  • Currently working or wish to work in consumer representation and participation roles;
  • Might like to study and work in the Alcohol and Other Drug Sector; &/or
  • Interested in further study and it has been a long time since they last studied within an education environment.

We are running a series of Job Search/Employment workshops in July & August. See the workshop flyer for more information.

For more detail about the training on offer, see our Training Overview.

For more information, or to find out how you can get involved, contact Jackie on 03 9384 8834 (Mon-Wed) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

As part of our Consumer Pathways Project, our next round of free Consumer Participation Training will be held on March 28 & 29 (10am-4pm) at our Coburg site.

Training topics will include:

  • Consumer Participation

  • Orientation to ReGen

  • ReGen policy

  • Harm reduction and other health rights

  • Self-care

  • The Consumer Consultant experience

  • How to run a meeting

  • Aboriginal peoples experience of AOD service delivery.

See the training flyer for more information.

Contact Jen, our Pathways Worker on (03) 9384 8834 or email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to find out more about the training, or to book your spot.

We will be posting details of free competency-based training in AOD work shortly. 

The next session of our free Family Methamphetamine First Aid program (for family members affected by a loved one's methamphetamine use) will be run at at our Coburg site on Feb 16 (4-8pm).

See the program page for more information, or call Marg for inquiries (03) 9384 8882.

The latest round of our free program for family members affected by a loved one's methamphetamine use will be run at our Coburg site on August 17 (4-8pm).

In response to feedback from previous participants, we are trialling an after-hours program to make it more accessible for family members with work or other responsibilities during the day.

See our Client Courses page (at the bottom) for more information about the program or call Sam Mastro (03 9384 8895).

As part of our partnership with Family Drug Help, we offer free educational and support groups for family members affected by a loved one's alcohol and other drug use.

The six-week Action for Recovery (ARC) program runs on Wednesdays at our Coburg site (6.00-8.00pm: booking required). See the ARC page for more information and upcoming program dates.

The monthly Family and Friends Support Group is run at both our Coburg site and at the Watsonia Library. The Coburg group is on the first Wednesday of each month (6.00-7.45pm). The Watsonia group is on the first Wednesday of each month (7.00-9.00pm). See the Family and Friends page for more information and dates.


Consumer Participation Training is FREE training for people who use ReGen services and want to contribute their ideas to service planning and delivery.

Interested? Contact Regina Brindle, ReGen’s Consumer Participation Facilitator on 9384 8894 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

See the Consumer Participation Training Flyer for full details.


Peer Support has come to ReGen in the form of a peer led support group. This weekly group is on Thursdays at 26 Jessie Street, Coburg, commencing 6.00pm.  See the group flyer for more information.

Please contact Regina on (03) 9384 8894 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you or someone you know is interested in participating.

ReGen has designed a practical hands-on training program informed by the development and learnings from our Catalyst and Torque non-residential rehabilitation programs. This comprehensive training program is designed based on an extensive review of the AOD literature and provides a level of adaptability and flexibility that meets the needs of different target groups and communities.

The range of training and workforce development packages included within the program are designed to support the establishment of new Community Therapeutic Day Programs around the state.  The core training modules will cover the delivery of therapuetic groups and other advanced clinical interventions, based on ReGen's Catalyst and Torque programs.  

The three packages include:

  1. Baseline package - Seven day training program (aligned with competency units on group work and therapeutic interventions) providing workers with the opportunity to become practiced and skilled facilitators in the delivery of the Catalyst materials.  
  2. Accredited package - Baseline package plus onsite observation and assessment for accredited units of competency.
  3. Accredited and guided support package - Accredited package plus supervision for Team Leaders of new therapeutic day programs.

See the training brochure for more information about the packages and the ReGen staff who will be providing them.