The Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs

The Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use at the University of Sydney is excited to let APSAD members know that the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care have funded the development of an online Community of Practice for practitioners working in the Australian alcohol and other drugs (AOD) sector.

Our objective is to establish a dynamic platform where professionals from multiple disciplines across health and social services can exchange knowledge, resources, and ideas regarding the management of co-occurring AOD and mental health conditions.    

We are currently seeking expressions of interest from professionals from multiple disciplines across health and social services (such as, AOD workers, general practitioners, addiction medicine specialists, psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors, social workers, peer workers, pharmacists, residential support workers, nurses, other allied health professionals and people with lived or living experience of AOD use, or caring for someone experiencing problems related to their AOD use) to provide input on the development of this

Online Community of Practice via focus groups. Your valuable insights will play a pivotal role in shaping the development and refinement of this resource to ensure that it best meets practitioners needs. If you are interested, please complete the survey provided below and the project team will be in touch.

Expression of interest:

For more information: Email Kathleen Palmer (Research Assistant, Matilda Centre) on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..