For free and confidential advice about alcohol and other drugs, call the National Alcohol and Other Drug hotline: 1800 250 015. It will automatically direct you to the Alcohol and Drug Information Service in your state or territory. Click here for more information
An online text-based counselling for people concerned about their own drinking or drug use. The service is equally available to people concerned about a family member, relative or friend. Click here for more information
Why did you want to be involved in NCCRED? “St Vincent’s is proud to be at the forefront of clinical practice and innovation for people with substance use disorders. St Vincent’s has a long history of engaging with the community to provide inclusive health to Australians. As a research active health service, we strive towards achieving clinical research that can be translated into improving patient care and outcomes. This initiative will help us work together with our partners to grow the clinical research capacity in the sector”
A/Professor Anthony Schembri, BSW(Hons) GradDipPubAdmin, MPP (Merit) FCHSM, MAASW is the CEO of the St Vincent’s Health Network Sydney. Anthony holds appointment as Board Director Central & Eastern Sydney Primary Health Network, Board Director for the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Board Director of the St Vincent’s Curran Foundation, and Co Chair of Australian Catholic University/St Vincent’s Nursing Research Institute. Anthony is an Adjunct Professor in Health Sciences at the Australian Catholic University and Associate Professor of the St Vincent’s Clinical School of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of New South Wales. Prior to this Anthony was employed in General Manager roles at Liverpool Hospital, Bankstown Lidcombe Hospital and Fairfield Hospital. Anthony has also held the role of Clinical Director for Allied Health and hospital social work roles.