ReGen in the Media

A collection of articles, interviews and images of ReGen featured in the media

This Moonee Valley Leader article features our Paul Aiken (Evaluation and Advocacy Team Leader) responding to recent Coroners Court data showing an increase in overdose deaths in the Moonee Valley, Moreland and Monash local government areas.  He highlights the need for greater community understanding of overdose, particularly amongst those taking prescribed opioids, who may not consider themselves to be at risk. If the link above no longer takes you to the correct edition of the leader, you can see a readable image of the article on our Facebook page.

This story cites our Paul Aiken on some of the issues we see affecting the young people who use our Williams House residential withdrawal service, and the regional communities where they live. The focus on 12-year-olds is a bit of a beat up. We have seen a very small number of people that age over the years, but the great majority of young people using Williams House are between 15 & 21. Describing the William House program as 'strict' is a bit misleading too. We have clear policies and procedures in place to make sure that the young people using the service are kept safe and provided with the best quality of care during their withdrawal, but we pride ourselves on providing a welcoming and comfortable environment plus a range of practical supports to help people through what can be a physically and emotionally challenging process.

This article in Crosslight (the Uniting Church paper), features an interview with our CEO Laurence Alvis about our support for the establishment of a Medically Supervised Injecting Centre in Richmond.  See also our response to claims that Christian groups would be 'enraged' by such a development.