Webinar: The Link Between Anxiety and Alcohol Use – Implications for Treatment and Early Intervention

On Tuesday February 27th from 11:30-12:30, NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Abuse will hold a webinar on the link between anxiety and alcohol use.

Anxiety and alcohol use disorders commonly co-occur, with one in every three people with an alcohol use disorder also meeting criteria for an anxiety disorder. Co-morbid anxiety and alcohol use disorder presentations are typically more severe, and less responsive to standard treatment approaches. If left untreated, anxiety and alcohol use can fuel each other in a cyclical relationship whereby each serves to maintain and exacerbate the other.

This presentation will provide an overview of current evidence on the relationship between anxiety and alcohol use disorders, and psychological management of these co-occurring disorders.

This webinar will lead to:

• Understanding of typical patterns and issues relevant to the management of anxiety and alcohol use disorder co-morbidity;

• Awareness of developmental pathways, and strategies for preventing alcohol use disorders among anxious young people;

• Introduction to an integrated CBT approach to improve treatment outcomes for co-occurring anxiety and alcohol use disorders.

To register for the webinar, please click here.

What’s Ok At Home D&FV Website Launched for 10-13 Year Olds

What’s OK At Home (WOAH) has launched a new part of their website dedicated to 10-13 year olds experiencing family violence. The Gold Site from Domestic Violence Resource Centre lists where to seek help, what to do, how to recognise family violence, staying safe, and how to find someone you trust to talk to.

The website is a “one-of-a-kind online platform with exercises, stories and information that supports children and young people aged 10–17 to recognise family violence and provides practical guidance to support their safety, health and emotional wellbeing.”

The Blue Site is for 14-17 year olds, while the indigo site is for adults.

These web based tools direct children to services such as Headspace and Kids Helpline, while asking children to never step in to a fight, opting to call the police instead.

All age-range websites can be accessed here.

Expressions of Interest: How to Secure Corporate Sponsorship Workshop

How to secure Corporate Sponsorship workshop?

Expressions of Interest wanted

Volunteering NT is considering bringing Abbey Clemence from Infinity Sponsorship  to Darwin to facilitate a workshop on The Non-Profit’s Guide To Best Practice Sponsorship and are looking for expressions of interest from other sector organisations who may like to attend.

If you are interested or require more information please register your interest via email – darwin@volunteeringsa-nt.org.au

For more information about Infinity Sponsorship please click here – https://www.infinitysponsorship.com.au/academy/

About Abby Clemence – Co-Founder and Managing Director of Infinity Sponsorship, coaches  fundraisers, volunteers and leaders around the globe to become better at their craft.  By teaching For-Purpose organisations the strategies they need to transform their performance, maximise their impact and increase their income.

Whether you’re looking for support to commence, freshen up or even overhaul your corporate partnerships strategy, Abby can help you.

Alcohol & Other Drugs Sector Network Meeting Alice Springs, 21 Feb

NT PHN, in collaboration with the Association of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies NT (AADANT), are pleased to invite you to the Alice Springs AOD sector network meeting.  These meetings will be held across the Territory to provide opportunities for peer-to-peer networking, sector information updates and sharing of information between those working in the AOD sector.

The need for increased networking opportunities has been a common theme in the Workforce Development Consultation and it is hoped that these meetings will provide increased opportunities for communication and collaboration across the various levels and organisations working within the sector.  All staff working within the AOD sector are invited to attend and opportunities for cross-sector engagement are also being explored.

The format of the meetings will be semi-structured with opportunities for presentations around topical issues, round-table discussions and open networking over an informal breakfast setting.  Tea and coffee and a light breakfast will be provided.


Where:                       Alice in the Territory

                                    46 Stephens Rd

                                    Alice Springs

 When:                        8:30am – 10:00am, 21 February 2018

Register:                   To allow for catering, please register your attendance here.

Youth Bail Support Services Announced in Alice Springs and Darwin

New bail support services in the Territory will be provided by Saltbush Social Enterprises in Darwin and Alice Springs.

$4.86 million has been allocated to youth bail support services in Darwin and Alice Springs as part of the Better Outcomes For Youth Justice Reform.

Minister for Territory Families Dale Wakefield said, “The final report for the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory made it very clear our youth justice system was not working,

“Bail support services will improve bail accountability by providing the support and supervision that young people need to meet their bail conditions.”

Bail support accommodation, bail supervision, and the bail support line are all included in the bail support services. Saltbush Social Enterprises will run the bail support line 24/7 (1800 224 533) including public holidays.

The services have been operational since January 5th, for referrals please email: intake@saltbushnt.org.au