Monday, April 24, 2017

Comorbidity Bus Tours

The Comorbidity Bus Tour visits a variety of services in the ACT from the alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD), mental health (MH) and youth sectors. The aim of the bus tour is to increase the capacity of frontline workers to support people experiencing co-occurring ATOD and MH issues (comorbidity).

There are currently 3 bus tours operating (Tour A, B & C) with each tour visiting different services. The tour dates for 2016 are available here.

Tour Options

Tour A

  • Karralika Therapeutic Community, Karralika Programs Inc.
  • Directions ACT
  • Adult Mental Health Inpatient Unit, Mental Health Services
  • Crisis Assessment and Treatment Team (CATT), Mental Health Services
  • Mental Health Assessment Unit, Mental Health Services
  • Opioid Treatment Service, Alcohol and Drug Services
  • Withdrawal Unit, Alcohol and Drug Services
  • The Rainbow, Mental Health Foundation
  • Canberra Recovery Services, Salvation Army
  • Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service
  • Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT (ATODA)

 

Tour B

  • Mental Health Community Coalition ACT
  • Carers ACT
  • Brian Hennessy Rehabilitation Centre, Mental Health Services
  • Arcadia House, DIRECTIONS ACT
  • Calvary Inpatient Unit (Ward 2N), Calvary Hospital
  • Step Up Step Down Program, Mental Illness Fellowship Victoria
  • Counselling, Treatment and Diversion Services, Alcohol and Drug Services
  • Canberra Alliance for Harm Minimisation and Advocacy (CAHMA) and the Connection
  • ACT Mental Health Consumer Network
  • Live Your Life, Richmond Fellowship of the ACT
  • Lesley's Place, Toora Women Inc

 

Tour C

  • Youth Coalition of the ACT
  • PALM Program, Ted Noffs Foundation ACT
  • STEPS, CatholicCare Canberra & Goulburn
  • headspace ACT
  • Gugan Gulwan Youth Aboriginal Corporation
  • Sobering Up Shelter, CatholicCare Canberra & Goulburn
  • Court Alcohol and Drug Assessment Service (CADAS), Alcohol and Drug Services
  • CALM Program, Ted Noffs Foundation
  • Junction Youth Health Service, Anglicare ACT

 

Cost

  • $50 + booking fees - Participants from agencies who are members of the Youth Coalition, ATODA or MHCC ACT, or staff members of a service visited on the tours
  • $60 + booking fees - Participants from non-member, non-government organisations
  • $70 + booking fees - Government workers (except those from a service visited on a tour)

Cost includes resources and snacks, but not lunch.

Eligibility

Comorbidity Bus Tours are a sector development activity designed to support frontline workers in the ACT not-for-profit and government sectors. Workers from the alcohol, tobacco and other drug, mental health and youth sectors, who work directly with clients, are eligible to attend. Workers from allied services who work with people experiencing comorbidity are also eligible to attend. For further information about eligibility, contact Rebecca on (02) 6247 3540 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Registration

To register, contact Taylor on (02) 6247 3540 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for registration details. Bookings will not be confirmed until registration and payment is complete.

More information

For more information, or if you would like to be on the Comorbidity Bus Tour Contact List (so that you will be notified of any upcoming tours), please contact Taylor on (02) 6247 3540 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

About the Project

The Comorbidity Bus Tour Project is a joint partnership between the Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Assocation ACT (ATODA), the Mental Health Community Coalition ACT (MHCC ACT) and the Youth Coalition of the ACT. For more information about ATODA, visit www.atoda.org.au. For more information about MHCC ACT, visit www.mhccact.org.au.