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Please join us to help celebrate the launch of ‘Handy Stuff’, a resource developed by people who have used our services to support others.  Handy Stuff provides a wide range of service information and practical tips to help people maintain changes to their alcohol and other drug use, support recovery and improve wellbeing.

Come and get your copy of the resource and recognise the huge amount of work that has gone into its development.

When:     January 22, 10.30-11.30am

Where:    Uniting ReGen, 26 Jessie St, Coburg

RSVP:     Paul Aiken ( / 03 9384 8867)

See the event flyer.

Meme time to remember time to actYou can see images from our events on our Facebook page.

 

To mark International Overdose Awareness Day, we will be hosting an event at our Coburg site on August 31.

All are welcome to join us for a discussion of overdose risks, what we can do to save lives and remember those we have lost to overdose.

Light refreshments will be provided.

When: Friday, August 31 (11.00 am to 12 noon)

Where: 26 Jessie St, Coburg

RSVP: Contact Paul Aiken 03 9384 8867 /  (please advise of any special dietary or access needs)

See the event flyer for more information, or the International Overdose Awareness Day website for details of other events near you.

Our latest round of free Consumer Participation training will be held at the Disabled Motorists' Association (just down the road from our Coburg site) on August 30th & 31st.

If you have used our services and are interested in learning more about how you can use your experience to help others, we'd love to hear from you. 

See the training flyer for more info or contact Regina (our Consumer Participation Facilitator): 9384 8894 /

 

PATHWAYS LOGO HIGH RESOur next round of free Consumer Participation training for people who have used our services will be held at our Preston site on Tuesday, March 6 (10.00am-3.00pm).

See the training flyer for more details about the location and the training or contact Regina Brindle, our Consumer Participation Facilitator (03 9384 8894  /  ). 

See more information about other training opportunities within our Consumer Pathways project or this participant evaluation of previous Consumer Participation training.

PATHWAYS LOGO 3Our next round of free Consumer Participation training for people who have used our services will be held at our Preston site on Monday & Tuesday, December 11-12 (10.00am-3.00pm).

See the training flyer for more details about the location and the training or contact Regina Brindle, our Consumer Participation Facilitator (03 9384 8894  /  ). 

See more information about other training opportunities within our Consumer Pathways project.

 

Increasing demand for heroin withdrawal across the Victorian AOD sector has highlighted the need for our workforce to refresh their clinical skills in assessing risk and planning best practice treatment responses.

To help this process, we are providing an information session for Care and Recovery Co-ordination and Assessment workers who refer people to our Curran Place adult residential withdrawal service.

Presented by Rose McCrohan (Curran Place Manager / Nurse Practioner), the aim of the session is to provide workers with a clear understanding of ReGens’:

  1. Opiate Withdrawal Policy, management of opiate withdrawal / induction onto Suboxone or methadone and discuss case examples;
  2. Tobacco Free environment;
  3. Withdrawal waiting list and co-ordinated pathways to rehabilitation services;
  4. Exit planning; &
  5. Mother Baby specific queries

Participation in the session will help us ensure that referrals to our Adult and Mother Baby Withdrawal Service are successful and accepted for admission in a timely manner.

Date: Wednesday 20th December, 10 to 1pm

Location: 26 Jessie St Coburg 

RSVP by Friday 15th December 2017 to  or (03) 9490 2400.

PATHWAYS LOGO 3Our next round of free Consumer Participation training for people who have used our services will be held at our Narre Warren site on Tuesday, October 3 (10.00am-3.00pm).

See the training flyer for more details or contact Regina Brindle, our Consumer Participation Facilitator (03 9384 8894  /  ). 

See more information about other training opportunities within our Consumer Pathways project.

Endoverdose Stacked Black MediumNote: Carter has now made the text of his presentation at our event available.  It's definitely worth a read.

 

Each year on August 31st, people around the world remember those who have been lost to (or harmed by) overdose, raise awareness about overdose risks and advocate for change to prevent future harm.

We will be holding a public event at our Coburg site on the 31st (Thursday, 2.00-3.30pm) to remember those individuals and families affected by overdose, discuss the growing risks associated with opioids in Victoria and advocate for the establishment of a pilot Medically Supervised Injecting Centre in Richmond.

In addition to individual contributions to the remembrance and discussion, we will have the following speakers:

  • Carter (ReGen Consumer Participant) will discuss his experience of using Sydney's Medically Supervised Injecting Centre and the urgent need for the establishment of a similar service in Melbourne to prevent overdose deaths; &
  • Ginny McKinnon (ReGen Overdose Response Project Officer) will discuss her recent experience in the UK volunteering with The Loop, providing drug checking services at the Boomtown festival to help reduce harm and prevent overdose.

We invite anyone who has used our services, family members or interested members of the public to join us for the event and for afternoon tea.

RSVP: Paul Aiken ( / 9384 8867)

If you can't make it on the day but would like to show your support, we recommend the Victoria Street Drug Solutions March to Save Lives in Richmond on Sunday, August 27th. See their Facebook Page for more details.

Other events in the evening of Aug 31st include:

See the International Overdose Awareness Day website for information about other events near you.

Our next round of Consumer Participation training will be delivered on 21-22 August out our Coburg site, as part of our Consumer Pathways Project.

People who have used our services (as well as family members and significant others) who are interested in taking up a range of opportunities to support others and help us keep improving our services are welcome to attend.

See the training flyer for more information or contact Regina (our Consumer Participation Facilitator):  / 03 9384 8894.

Increasing demand for heroin withdrawal across the Victorian AOD sector has highlighted the need for our workforce to refresh their clinical skills in assessing risk and planning best practice treatment responses.

To help this process, we are providing an information session for AOD assessment workers who refer people to our Curran Place adult residential withdrawal service.

Presented by Rose McCrohan (Curran Place Manager / Nurse Practioner), the aim of the session is to provide workers with a clear understanding of ReGens’:

  1. Opiate Withdrawal Policy, management of opiate withdrawal / induction onto Suboxone or methadone and discuss case examples;
  2. Tobacco Free environment;
  3. Withdrawal waiting list and co-ordinated pathways to rehabilitation services;
  4. Exit planning; &
  5. Mother Baby specific queries

 

Participation in the session will help us ensure that referrals to our Adult and Mother Baby Withdrawal Service are successful and accepted for admission in a timely manner.

 

Date: Wednesday 23rd August 10 to 1pm

Location: 26 Jessie St Coburg 

RSVP by Friday 18th August 2017 to  or (03) 9490 2400.