Anex is a leading national voice in the public health sector. Since our inception as an independent, non-profit organisation in the 1990s, we have worked to increase understanding and improve responses to the problems arising from the use of illicit drugs, pharmaceuticals and alcohol.
Australian Drug Foundation
The Australian Drug Foundation reaches millions of Australians in local communities through sporting clubs, workplaces, health care settings and schools, offering educational information, drug and alcohol prevention programs and advocating for strong and healthy communities.
Australian Drug Information Network (ADIN)
Australia’s leading alcohol and drug search directory.
Dual Diagnosis Australia & New Zealand is a resource repository created by and for people with an interest in co-occurring substance use-mental health concerns.
Better Health Channel
Article on Dual Diagnosis
beyondblue was established in the Australian context of the World Health Organization’s projections of an increasing global burden caused by depression. Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide and is predicted to be the leading cause of burden of disease by 2030, ahead of heart disease.
Counselling Online is a program funded by the Australian Government’s Department of Health and is operated by Turning Point in Victoria.
DirectLine is available to anyone in Victoria who is affected by an alcohol or drug problem.
DrugInfo is a program of the Australian Drug Foundation. We provide easy access to information about alcohol and other drugs (ice, cannabis, ecstasy, cocaine, marijuana), and the prevention of related harms.
Funded Agency Channel (VAC)
Funded Agency Channel (FAC) is a website that supports the partnership relationship between the Department of Human Services, Department of Health, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and the organisations they fund.
Gambler’s Help Online
This service complements and increases the range of services available in responding to problem gambling issues. It provides Australians with a new opportunity to access counselling and information services when they are unable or reluctant to access face-to-face services provided in each jurisdiction.
headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation. We help young people who are going through a tough time.
OxyGen lets you find out the hard facts about smoking and the truth about the tobacco industry. You can watch video clips and play games. There are more than 45 video clips on OxyGen to watch and rate. You can even submit your own!
Reconnexion provides counselling, telephone information & support, community information, and health practitioner education.
Somazone provides an anonymous question and answer (Q & A) service, topical fact sheets, a searchable directory of Australian youth services, and publishes personal stories. – See more at:
Southwest Health Care
Developing a seamless Primary and Community service system by aligning services and programs across South West Healthcare and external providers.
Southwest Health Care Psychiatric Services
SWARH was formed in late 1997 to focus on the development of IT for the Acute Public Hospitals in the South West Region of Victoria.
St John of God Warrnambool Hospital
Provision of health care services that promote life to the full by enhancing the physical, intellectual, social and spiritual dimensions of being human.
Turning Point Alcohol & Drug Centre
Turning Point Alcohol & Drug Centre was established in 1994 to provide leadership to the drug and alcohol field in Victoria, Australia.
Victorian Drug and Alcohol Association (VAADA)
VAADA’s purpose is to ensure that the issues for people experiencing the harms associated with alcohol and other drug use and the organisations that support them are well represented in policy and program development and public discussion.
Youth Central is the Victorian Government’s website for young people aged 12-25, filled to overflowing with great information and articles.
Youth Support and Advocacy Service
Youth Support + Advocacy Service (YSAS) is a leading youth health not-for-profit agency that enables highly vulnerable and high-risk young people with substance dependence and misuse issues, mental illness and social disconnection to take control of their health and wellbeing.
There is a vast array of useful videos to explore on YouTube which can be helpful for family and community members, as well as people with substance use and dual diagnosis issues. Key search terms to help get you started include `dual diagnosis’, `substance use help’, `families and substance use’, `dual diagnosis carer’ and `dual diagnosis family’.
A Family & Friends meetings are held on Tuesday nights in Warrnambool. People can register by clicking on the Smart Recovery link or going to https://smartrecoveryaustralia.com.au/online-smart-recovery-meetings-2/