ReachOut.com is an initiative of the Inspire Foundation, an Australian non-profit with a mission to help young people lead happier lives.
Young people today are living in a complex age with competing pressures to grow up, stay at home and pursue further education. At the same time, the way families operate has changed. The Strong Bonds project was developed in response to a need in the youth work field for a better understanding of the dynamics between a young person with complex needs and their family. The project also looks at ways that this knowledge can be better used in practice. The Strong Bonds team consists of youth and family practitioners working together to find strategies to strengthen the connection between young people with complex needs and their families.
The National Drug Research Institute (NDRI) is one of Australia's leading drug and alcohol research centres. Funded by the Australian Government's National Drug Strategy, the Institute's mission is to conduct and disseminate high quality research that contributes to the prevention of harmful drug use and the reduction of drug related harm. Over 100 national and international research projects have been completed since its inception in 1986, many of which have resulted in positive outcomes for drug policy and the community.
The Other Talk is about Australian families talking openly about alcohol and other drugs. It’s an initial conversation and an ongoing understanding that when it comes to alcohol and other drugs, no question is too silly and no topic is off limits. It’s about letting your child know that they can come to you to discuss not only drugs and alcohol, but also related issues such as peer pressure, health, parties, safety and expectations.
Turning Point strives to promote and maximise the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities living with and affected by alcohol and other drug-related harms. The organisation aspires to be a world leading service delivery and research and development centre.
The Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association (VAADA) is the peak body representing drug and alcohol agencies in Victoria. VAADA provides advocacy and representation of the Victorian alcohol, drugs and allied fields to governments and key policy making bodies. VAADA's vision is for a Victorian community in which the harms associated with drug use are reduced and general health and wellbeing is promoted.
VACCHO represents the collective of all Aboriginal community controlled health organisations around Victoria. It recognises that "each Aboriginal community needs its own community based, locally owned, culturally appropriate and adequately resourced primary health care facility".
The drug information site of the Victorian Government contains useful information about drugs for a various range of people, including drug users, families, friends or anyone who is affected by drugs or wants to learn more about the harms of drugs.
Young carers are children or young people up to 25 years of age, who help care in families where someone has an illness, a disability, a mental health issue or who has an alcohol or other drug problem.
The Youth Affairs Council of Victoria Inc. (YACVic) is the peak body and leading policy advocate on young people's issues in Victoria. It is an independent, non-government organisation with the vision for a Victorian community that values and provides opportunity, participation,
justice and equity for all young people.