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NCCRED Webinars

Free weekly webinars - Fridays 2pm-2:30pm

Hosted by St Vincent’s Alcohol & Drug Service, NCCRED is coordinating a series of webinars with a range of guests on Fridays 2pm AEST.


    NCCRED is hoping to explore some of the unique challenges currently being experienced by the Alcohol and other Drugs sector amidst the necessity of social distancing and the threat of infection. It’s a great opportunity to share these challenges and reflect on some of the things we’re learning. We hope this will be a useful resource as we step forward into uncertain times.

This series, hosted by Dr Nadine Ezard, will be held Fridays 2pm-2:30pm AEST including a Q&A and include in depth discussions with clinicians, consumers and others. We’ll dive into some of the immediate problems, research endeavours, and new clinical practices that are emerging during the time of COVID-19 and what life might look like after the pandemic.

Friday 24th April

Dr Elizabeth Knock

Clinical Psychologist and Stimulant Treatment Program Clinical Lead, St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney


Topics included:

  • Transition to Telehealth and online consultations
  • Supporting people during times of uncertainty
  • Accessing care for rural and remote clients
  • Operational issues with the transition

If you missed this webinar you can watch vie the link below

Dr Elizabeth Knock webinar

​Friday 1st May

Dr Suzie Hudson 

Clinical Director, The Network of Alcohol and other Drugs Agencies (NADA)


Topics included:

  • Privacy and confidentiality practices when providing counselling via phone or video-link
  • Introducing clients to receiving counselling via tele/video-link
  • Worker-well being issues

Dr Suzie Hudson webinar

Friday 8th May

Jennifer Blundell 

Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS) Counsellor and Training and Engagement Officer, St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney

Topics included:

  • Developing micro skills for delivering services via the phone
  • Current issues facing clients
  • Ways to engage with clients when on the phone
  • Remaining professional whilst working from home

Jennifer Blundell webinar 

Friday 15th May

Jack Nagle

Founder of Realdrugtalk and has lived experience


Topics included:

  • Are people using more or less?
  • Services available and how people can connect with them
  • How can people connect while in isolation if concerned about presenting to a hospital?

Jack Nagle webinar 

Friday 22nd May

Tony Trimingham OAM

CEO Family Drug Support

Topics included:

  • Issues brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic for families
  • How Family Drug Support have adapted
  • Referral options available

Tony Trimingham webinar 

Friday 29th May

Duran Cox

Aboriginal Counsellor, St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney & NCCRED Indigenous Consultant

Scott Daley

Manager, Aboriginal Health, St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney

Topics include:

  • Effects of Isolation on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community
  • How services are adapting during COVID-19 and what we have learnt?
  • Barriers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people when presenting at an emergency department

Duran & Scott webinar 

  • Friday 12th June: Dr Jessamine Soderstrom, Emergency Physician & Clinical Toxicologist – Royal Perth Hospital
  • Friday 19th June: Jack Freestone, Manager of AOD and Mental Health Programs – ACON
  • Friday 26th June: Dr Amy Peacock – NDARC, Prof Paul Dietz – Burnet Institute & Dr Mohamed Hammoud – The Kirby Institute 
  • Friday 3rd July: Nicky Bath, Chief Executive Officer – LGBTI Health
  • Friday 10th July: Dr Rob Page, General Practitioner

If you would like to be involved or would like to see a topic discussed please contact us

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  • Insight QLD and NCCRED Webinar feat. Suzie Hudson

    In November 2019, NCCRED partnered with Dr Suzie Hudson (NADA) and Insight to deliver the webinar “Treating the hype: Supports and treatment responses for people impacted by methamphetamine use”, exploring the evidence base for stimulant-specific interventions and treatment, and recognising the need for effective support, acknowledging the frequent experience of discrimination around this substance. The webinar which was hosted by Insight can be viewed below:

    For more resources from Insight please go to their website www.insight.qld.edu.au