About our sponsors
Our sponsors are experts in AOD treatment, harm reduction, policy, and workforce development. You can read more about the work of our sponsors below.
Lives lived well
Lives Lived Well is a not-for-profit organisation working to support people impacted by drugs, alcohol and mental health concerns. Our purpose is to support people to live their life well. We do this by providing evidence-informed services to deliver outcomes that make a difference in people’s lives. We work with GPs, allied health professionals and other services to offer an integrated approach that meets the needs of the people we support. We believe that with the right support, people can change their lives. And we see evidence of this every day as we support people to make changes to live their life well.
The Salvation Army is one of Australia’s largest providers of alcohol and other drug treatment services, with centres located in every state and territory. We hope that our treatment services can help people build their lives in meaningful and purposeful ways. The focus of our services is harm reduction – we aim to prevent and reduce harm for both individuals and the wider community. While addressing problematic substance use is key, we also strive for people to have better relationships with their families, friends, and communities. Our core belief is that all people are worthy and deserving of love, respect, and dignity. Across Australia, The Salvation Army offer a range of programs, including withdrawal management, residential rehabilitation, non-residential rehabilitation, community programs, and harm-reduction interventions.
Queensland Mental Health Commission
The Queensland Mental Health Commission drives reform of the mental health and alcohol and other drugs systems in Queensland, with a focus on improving the mental health and wellbeing of all Queenslanders, preventing and reducing the impact of mental illness, preventing and reducing the impact of problematic alcohol and other drug use, and preventing and reducing the impact of suicide. The Commission actively seeks the perspectives of people with a lived experience to help shape the reform agenda, working across a broad range of portfolio areas including health, communities, education, child safety, employment, police, corrections, the economy and justice.
Drug ARM is a specialist not-for-profit, non-government organisation that supports people, families and communities to achieve positive transformation through awareness, rehabilitation and management. We aspire to bring about positive social change and build flourishing communities where people and families can thrive, not just survive. Our purpose is to reduce the mental, physical and social harms related to alcohol and other drug use, and to achieve positive transformation for individuals, families and communities.
Queensland Health is the state’s largest healthcare provider, delivering a healthcare system that ranks amongst the best in the world. Through a network of 16 Hospital and Health Services, as well as public health services through the Mater Hospitals, Queensland Health delivers a range of integrated services. These services include hospital inpatient, outpatient and emergency services, community and mental health services, aged care services, and public health and health promotion programs. Queensland Health is committed to ensuring all Queenslanders have access to a range of public hospitals and healthcare services aimed at achieving good health and wellbeing. Our shared vision in the department’s strategic plan 2021-2025 (2022 update) is 'a world class health system for all Queenslander's'.
Youth Empowered Towards Independence (YETI) is a support agency for young people aged 12-25 years old living in Far North Queensland.
YETI was established in 1995 and is a not for profit non-government organisation. YETI facilitates a range of programs focusing on the needs of vulnerable young people, including: a day program; case management; therapeutic counselling; outreach; and research and evaluation. YETI values cultural safety, empowerment and harm minimisation and our service delivery approach aims to engage young people and seek their participation in our service.
YETI employs a multidisciplinary team of teachers, social workers, community development workers, and counsellors and believes strongly in recruiting practitioners from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island backgrounds.
QuIHN Ltd is an independent not-for-profit providing a range of specialist social and medical services relating to alcohol, other drug use and mental health. Operating Queensland-wide, QuIHN provides programs across a continuum of care comprising of harm reduction programs, therapeutic programs and primary medical care. At QuIHN we envision a world where all people who use substances are able to reach their full potential and the health and wellbeing outcomes of our communities is maximised.
Camurus is a Swedish research-based pharmaceutical company committed to developing innovative and differentiated medicines for the treatment of severe and chronic conditions. New drug products are conceived based on the proprietary lipid-based FluidCrystal® drug delivery technologies and an extensive research and development expertise. Camurus Australia’s focus is on opioid dependence, with the aim of simplifying treatment and removing the burden and stigma for patients and their families. If you wish to learn more about Camurus’ medications, please visit the Buvidal website.
Cracks in the Ice (Matilda Centre)
Cracks in the Ice is an online toolkit providing trusted, evidence-based, and up-to-date information and resources about crystal methamphetamine ('ice') for the Australian community. Supported by funding from the Australian Government Department of Health and developed by the Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use, the website features a range of tailored resources to support people who use ice, their friends and families and health workers, as well as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Dovetail provides clinical advice and professional support to workers, services and communities who engage with young people affected by alcohol and other drug use. We offer free training, resources, and telephone advice to any Queensland-based professional who works with young people.
Goldbridge Rehabilitation Services
Goldbridge provides services for people adversely affected by co-occurring alcohol, other drugs and mental health concerns. Services include: a residential rehabilitation therapeutic community (TC), intake and assessment, day program, transition-to-community and continuing care. We transform lives through a sense of belonging and acceptance of self and others, to provide freedom from the effects of addiction/mental health issues, with the aim of achieving sustainable recovery. Goldbridge welcomes First Nations, LGBTIQAP+, and CALD people. We are a not-for-profit and community-based charity.
Insight are specialist providers of alcohol and other drug training, education, clinical resources and practice advice for workers and services. Our aim is to build a capable, confident and connected AOD and mental health workforce. Our primary audience are specialist alcohol and drug and mental health practitioners, hospital staff and other generalist health and community service providers. Whilst we primarily service Queensland-based workers, our clinical tools, resources and training are utilised across Australia.
QuIVAA is a community-based organisation representing people who inject and people who use illicit drugs. QuIVAA provides systemic advocacy on issues affecting people who use drugs in Queensland. Operating on a peer based philosophy, QuIVAA encourages and supports current and former injectors and illicit drug users to be active in all levels of QuIVAA activity and provide input into strategic responses and policy development in relation to drug use in Queensland.