News and Events Archive

10 October 2019

'Carers Can Ask' Resource Launch                                                       

The 'Carers Can Ask' resource is having its official launch during Carers Week at the Tandem Carers Conference on Tuesday 15th October.  We encourage carers and clinicians to register for the Tandem Conference and participate in the launch of the 'Carers Can Ask' resource.

Tandem Conference eNews Tandem eNews - Edition 86

 

10 October 2019

Queensland University of Technology

On the 9th October Melissa Petrakis, Kevan Myers and Simon Kroes presented the Reasons for Use Package at The Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane.

Presentation

 

3 September 2019

MARC Symposium

Melissa Petrakis, Kevan Myers and Simon Kroes presented a poster about the Reasons for Use Package at the inaugural Monash Addiction Research Centre symposium, August 2019, at the Caulfield Campus of Monash University.

Picture

 

10 October 2019

2019 SVHA Innovation & Excellence Awards

The Nexus RFUP project is a finalist in the 2019 SVHA Innovation & Excellence Awards.

CEO Message

RFUP Video

 

30 August 2019

Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health

Nexus team leader Kevan Myers recently presented the Reasons For Use Package research results at the 9th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health held at the University of York, UK, from 22nd to 26th July 2019. The connections made at the conference will provide another platform for future collaborations to roll out the RFUP internationally.

Kevan presenting in York

 

19 July 2019

Submissions to Victoria's Mental Health Royal Commission

Better Outcomes: Towards a Victorian Complexity-Capable Service System, Gary Croton

Victorian Dual Diagnosis Initiative submission

 

19 July 2019

Publication of research paper

Dual diagnosis assessment: A case study implementing the reasons for use package to engage a marginalised service user

Simon Kroes, Kevan Myers, Sarah Officer, Sarah O’Connor & Melissa Petrakis

 

28 May 2019

Training Calendar 

The 2019 Semester 2 Nexus Training Calendar is now available. Click to view.

 

28 May 2019

Information Session For Families and Carers 

The session includes:

  • Introduction to dual diagnosis (Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol) and the impact on families and carers
  • Communicating with treating teams using 'Carers Can Ask' tool
  • Family and carers resources

Registration - http://familycarer.eventbrite.com.au

 

25 January 2019

VDDI Forum

The 2019 VDDI Forum - Peering Into the Future - will be held on Tuesday 12th March 2019.
The flyer has further information - 2019 VDDI Forum flyer
Registration - http://vddi.eventbrite.com.au

19 December 2018

Seasons Greetings

 Best wishes and Seasons Greetings from the Nexus team

The linked snapshot shows highlights of some of the Nexus activity in 2018.

There are many new people in the MH & AOD sectors.  The Nexus website explains who we are and what we do.

If you would like to have a member of the NEXUS team come out to discuss how we can support the Dual Diagnosis work you do please call us on PH: 9231 2083 or email: nexus@svha.org.au

Have a safe and peaceful Holiday season.

We are looking forward to working with you in 2019.

 

24 May 2018

BUDDHAS Forum 2018

Cognition and Dual Diagnosis in Older Persons

The BUDDHAS forum was held at St Vincent's Hospital on Thursday 24th May, 2018.

To view the powerpoint presentations click on these links:

Other related links:

 

 

21 May 2018

Product Launch Update

The Nexus product launch last week went very well with nearly 90 participants from over 25 organisations including DHHS, Monash Health , ACU, Western Health, Forensicare, St Vincent”s  and Tandem.

Here are some links:   Launch Slides    RFUP Articles and Weblink    Straight Up Training Guides and Weblink

16 May 2018

Training Calendar

The 2018 Nexus Training Calendar is now available. Click to view.

 

Product Launch - Innovative Resources to Improve Dual Diagnosis Practice

Nexus are launching Reasons For Use Package Online and Straight Up Animations. The launch will be held on Thursday 10th May.

The flyer has further information - Nexus Launch (PDF 386.7KB)

Registration - http://nexuslaunch.eventbrite.com.au

Seasons Greetings

It’s that time of year to reflect and take stock of the year that’s been and to acknowledge and celebrate the success and wins we’ve had along the way.

The NEXUS team would like to acknowledge the consultations, collaborations, projects and activities we have worked on with you this year - Nexus Highlights from 2017

Thank you for all the good work you do in particular in the area of complex care, where MH & substance use issues (Dual Diagnosis) is present.

On behalf of the NEXUS Team I’d like to wish you and your families a safe and happy holiday season - we look forward to working with you again in the New Year - Nexus Future Directions 2018

There have been a lot of new people who have come into the MH & AOD sectors in the past year, so have a look at the Nexus website to understand who we are and what we do - website link - http://bit.ly/vddinexus

We would like to offer you an opportunity to indicate what you or your service would like support with around Dual Diagnosis development needs in 2018 – Nexus Survey 2018

If you would like to have a member of the NEXUS team come out to discuss how we can support the Dual Diagnosis work you do please call us on PH: 9231 2083 or email: nexus@svha.org.au

Regards
Chris Hynan

25 October 2017

BUDDHAS Forum

The 2017 BUDDHAS Forum - Cognition and Dual Diagnosis in the Aged - will be held on 23rd November 2017.

The flyer has further information  -  2017 BUDDHAS Forum flyer

 

15 February 2017

Training Calendar

Date change for Motivational Interviewing. The training is now on the 21st and 29th of June. 

The updated calendar is here  - 2017 Nexus Training Calendar

 

1 February 2017

Training Update

The 2017 Nexus Training calendar is now available.

Here is the link  - 2017 Nexus Training Calendar

 

4 January 2017

The Iceman Cometh: Drugs, Alcohol and Mental Health Conference

St Vincent's Hospital and The University of Melbourne in conjunction with Penington Institute are hosting this important one day symposium.

Click to view the conference flyer.

 

21 December 2016

Seasons Greetings

Best wishes and Seasons Greetings from the Nexus team

The linked snapshotshows highlights of some of the Nexus activity in 2016.

Have a safe and peaceful Holiday season.

We are looking forward to working with you in 2017.

 

12 October 2016

Training Update

The training calendar has concluded for 2016.

Check back in the new year for news on the 2017 Nexus training calendar.

Here is the link to the 2016 training calendar as an example of what we have offered in the past - 2016 Training Calendar