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Clinical Supervision Guidelines for Victorian AOD and Community Managed MH Services - Printer Friendly Version

This series of linked webpages is based on a set of Clinical Supervision Guidelines initially developed for the Victorian Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Sector and later updated to make them equally applicable to community-managed mental health services. Download a hard copy of the unabridged Guidelines here

 

Departmental Advice

Examples of Clinical Supervision Frameworks

Several different types of services have generously contributed these resources for your perusal. It is important to acknowledge that each of these services has a different context and that this should be taken into consideration when viewing their resources and considering them for you own use.

These services include Youth Support and Advocacy Service (YSAS), UnitingCare Moreland Hall (UCMH), Primary Care Connect (PCC), Odyssey House Victoria and Neami.

Youth Support and Advocacy Service (YSAS)

YSAS is a state-wide youth and family service which provides an integrated suite of clinical and psycho-social support services for every young person engaged.

YSAS programs and services include: community based programs (including Youth Outreach); day programs; Primary Health services; supported accommodation; “headspace”; home-based withdrawal services; intensive residential withdrawal and support; residential rehabilitation program; Koori Youth Alcohol and Drug Healing Service; specialist services and programs; research and training; and YSASline, a 24-hour toll-free telephone information and referral service.

(Adapted from the YSAS Website: http://www.ysas.org.au/ )

UnitingCare, Moreland Hall

UnitingCare, Moreland Hall is a not-for-profit alcohol and other drug treatment and education agency, which has been operating in the Northern suburbs of Melbourne since 1970. They provide a range of services for individuals and families that experience difficulties as a result of drug or alcohol use or dual diagnosis issues. These services include assessment, counselling, withdrawal, client and community education, training and professional development, supported playgroup and forensic services.

(Adapted from the Moreland Hall Website: http://www.morelandhall.org/ )

Primary Care Connect

Primary Care Connect (formerly Goulburn Valley CHS) is a rural community health service that offers a wide range of services, including support for people struggling with alcohol and other drugs. The Drugs and Alcohol program provides counselling, education and health promotion to people who are concerned about their own or someone else’s alcohol or drug issues. There is a confidential Needle and Syringe service available to intravenous drug users; a Supported Accommodation program, providing short term housing for women overcoming drug or alcohol issues and their children; and a Youth Services (Drug & Alcohol) program, working with young people who are at risk of problematic drug use.

(Adapted from the Primary Care Connect Website: http://www.primarycareconnect.com.au/)

Odyssey House Victoria

Odyssey House Victoria is a state-wide adult, youth and family service which offers a wide range of services. Odyssey House community services include: counselling and support; supported accommodation; youth and family services; financial counselling; drugs and mental health programs, and assistance to families. In addition to these, Odyssey House provides short and long term residential rehabilitation; a Kids in Focus program, and education and training to helping professionals through the Odyssey Institute.

(Adapted from the Odyssey House Victoria Website: http://www.odyssey.org.au/ )

  • Odyssey House Supervision PolicyOdyssey House Supervision Policy (99 KB)
  • Neami National

    Neami National is a non-government mental health organisation that provides rehabilitation and recovery support to people aged 16 years and over with a serious mental illness who require assistance in areas of skill development, social contact and housing. Neami provides services at twenty-six different branches across the North East of Melbourne, New South Wales, South Australia, Queensland and Western Australia. Their services include individual outreach, group rehabilitation programs, supported housing and art based programs.

    (Adapted from the Neami Website: www.neaminational.org.au)

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