November 5, 2021
WRAD is delighted to be able to participate in the reconciliation program as we seek to promote optimal enjoyment of life for people of all gender, age, race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, ability, cultural or language backgrounds. We acknowledge the importance of creating a safe and welcoming place for all members of our community.
The ‘Reflect’ RAP represents our commitment to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and to develop meaningful and connected partnerships to achieve this. Our plan identifies key strategies and actions designed to achieve these important goals. We could not achieve this without a lot of support from within the community and thank all those that have helped us to start on this journey towards reconciliation.
Family voices need to be heard
23rd Feb 2024
WRAD Health CEO Mark Powell has backed calls by families for a harm reduction approach towards people with addiction rather than a punitive stand. Speaking on the eve of International Family Drug Support Day on February 24, Mr Powell said WRAD Health strongly supported the engagement of families and recognised the important role they play…
New report highlights alcohol concerns
05th Feb 2024
WRAD Health is concerned that parents need more information on alcohol in response to the Australia Drug Foundation’s new report http://tinyurl.com/mu9demcj Alcohol is the number one primary substance use issue for people in south-west Victoria and has remained so year-on-year. WRAD Health CEO Mark Powell said alcohol was an embedded part of our culture so…
Mark Powell confirmed as new CEO
01st Feb 2024
WRAD Health has confirmed its new CEO with Mark Powell being formally appointed after seven months acting in the role. Mr Powell had been interim CEO since July 1, 2023 after the retirement of Geoff Soma. Board chair Helen Taylor said Mr Powell brought a wealth of experience in drug and alcohol treatment and mental…
WRAD HEALTH’s vision is to advance the health and wellbeing of those in the South Western Region of Victoria affected by Addictive behaviours and to promote optimal enjoyment of life.
WRAD HEALTH seeks to provide comprehensive, holistic support and treatment to individuals and others affected by addictive behaviors and associated issues.
The philosophy of harm minimisation underpins the delivery of all programs offered by WRAD HEALTH. This principle recognises that people in our society use both licit and illicit drugs, and that drugs can be used in ways that are more or less harmful to individuals, families and society. Harm minimisation offers a number of options designed to reduce the harm of drug use to the user and society.
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