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Innovation in Action Seminar Nov 11, 2011 Attention: open in a new window. PDFPrintE-mail

This seminar took place on Friday 11th November at Moreland Hall.

With the whole of government Victorian alcohol and other drugs reforms in mid-stream, this seminar aimed to look at innovation - what works, what doesn’t, and what we can learn. We heard some examples from Moreland Hall and discussed thinking and action in the alcohol and other drug sector in Australia and overseas.

twitterThe seminar featured a live twitter feed. The #iAOD2011 twitter feed from the seminar can be viewed here

Key note address - Chris Raine, Founder and CEO, Hello Sunday Morning


Social Networking – Innovation in Education and Advocacy

Matthew Gleeson, Senior Education and Training Officer, UnitingCare Moreland Hall

A whirlwind tour of why we would use social media, what works and what doesn’t and finally what might the future hold, this presentation examines the use of social media in the alcohol and other drugs sector.


Catalyst – Innovation in Alcohol Rehabilitation

Joanne Richardson, Team Leader, Catalyst, UnitingCare Moreland Hall

The Catalyst alcohol community rehabilitation program is a new model that works. Find out why. Award winner for Excellence in Treatment and support in the 2011 National Drug and Alcohol Awards.


Head On: Tackling dual diagnosis

Brandon Jones, Manager, Education and Training Programs, UnitingCare Moreland Hall

This presentation focuses on the successes, challenges and lessons from Moreland Hall’s work to implement, evaluate and modify our Dual Diagnosis approach.


Q&A panel discussion on innovation in the alcohol and other drugs sector


  • Chris Raine, Founder and CEO of Hello Sunday Morning
  • Nigel Brunsdon, Founder of UK website Injecting Advice and co-presenter of the Hooked podcast series
  • David Best, Assoc Professor of Addiction Studies - Turning Point and Monash University
  • Sam Biondo, Executive Officer, Victorian Alcohol & Drug Association (VAADA)
  • Donna Ribton-Turner, Director of Clinical Services - UnitingCare Moreland Hall