Short Story Competition 2021

Odyssey House Victoria invites all writers to enter in our annual Short Story Competition, this years theme is “New Beginnings”. This competition is open to writers of all ages and experience and submissions are due by the 5th of November. For full T’s and C’s and instructions on how to enter, head to www.odyssey.org.au/short-story-competition-2021.

Gail Bradley

Gail Bradley is a clinical psychologist and mental health services manager with over 30 year’s experience in public mental health in Victoria. She is passionate about providing person-centred, recovery-focused and evidence-based care for service consumers. Gail held the role of Psychology Advisor for NorthWestern Mental Health program for seven years with professional responsibility for a […]

Sue Carter

Sue Carter is a company director, and consultant in corporate governance and board effectiveness.  For many years she was a tutor for the Australian Institute of Company Directors, facilitating programs covering directors’ duties, financial reporting and board processes. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in the UK, and holds a BA (Hons) in […]

OHV Hope Centre Update

Exterior photo of the Odyssey House Hope Centre

We are pleased to announce that the Odyssey House Victoria Hope Centre in Lucknow, near Bairnsdale, is now officially open and has completed its first 6-months of operation. Despite plans to hold a launch on 20th April, the event had to be postponed indefinitely until COVID-19 related restrictions on any gatherings are lifted. We officially […]

Pilot Mentoring Program

An illustration describing mentoring

Odyssey’s therapeutic community in Lower Plenty provides a structured and safe space for people seeking to address their substance use. However, once residents graduate from the residential rehabilitation program, they are often faced with the daunting task of creating a new network of support from scratch – work, recreation and community. For any of us […]

Young People and COVID-19

Teens on phone

During COVID-19 restrictions, the Odyssey House Youth & Family Services team have come up with some alternate ways to engage young people who may be at-risk of problems with, or are using drugs and alcohol. We know that many young people have felt disconnected from social supports and regular activities, which has led to increased […]