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Research Grant to Support Families

Odyssey House has been successful in securing a $30,000 research grant from the Australian Drug Foundation. The grant will enable us to further develop and assess the impact of our support program to families and friends of clients who are at risk of overdose. Through our Intensive Support Program, we currently provide family and friends […]

The Sunrise Project

In an African-led project under the Victorian African Communities Action Plan, Odyssey House Victoria has partnered with the African Australian Welfare Bureau (AAWB), the Positive Mental Health Program (PMHP) and Youth Support and Advocacy Services (YSAS) to deliver an Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) education and outreach services to African Australian youth and their families […]

Mentoring program

Odyssey House Victoria’s mentoring program is gathering momentum. Established in 2020, the program has been created to provide support to clients of our Lower Plenty residential rehabilitation service who are nearing the end of their program, as they transition back into the community. This Leavers stage of the program is often accompanied with increased risk […]

Relaunched Day Program in Geelong

In late June 2021, Odyssey House relaunched our Therapeutic Day Program in Geelong. Formerly operating through our Stepping Up consortium, the Day Program has been redesigned with new activities and a freshly decorated space within Barwon Youth, Child and Family Services. Participants attend daily for five weeks accessing peer group support, psycho-educational groups, and counselling, […]

Overdose Prevention in Geelong

Odyssey House (OHV) is now partnering with Geelong Withdrawal Unit (The Salvation Army) to reduce the risk of client overdose and to support clients as they transition from AOD residential withdrawal back into the community. Transition back to community living from residential programs including withdrawal, rehabilitation and prisons, are among the highest risk times for […]

Odyssey Youth & Family – Phillip Island Camp

Odyssey House Youth & Family Services received funding from the Pierce Armstrong Foundation, Mantana Foundation, and Vincent Chiodo Charitable Foundation to run two youth camps over a twelve-month period.  The Odyssey Youth Camp Program provides opportunities for young people ‘at risk’ and “disengaged” to attend a three day camp on Phillip Island. The Odyssey Youth […]

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 […]