Welcome to the Yarra Drug and Health Forum

A community response to alcohol and other drug issues.

The Yarra Drug & Health Forum (YDHF) is a dynamic, adaptive and educative local network committed to identifying and responding to the health and social needs of the community in Yarra.

The Forum aims to ensure health and community relationships are minimally harmed by drug use in the City of Yarra – this includes the impact of drugs on individuals, families and friends, residents and visitors to the area and local businesses.

Public meetings are held from 12:30 - 2pm on the first Monday of each month and the Forum always welcomes anyone.

In 2018 the Forum will meet at Richmond Town Hall.

Executive Committee 

  • Peter Wearne – Director of Services, Youth Support and Advocacy Service
  • Rachel Hopkins - Accredited Criminal Law Specialist, Fitzroy Legal Service
  • Hieng Lim - Senior Program Manager, Crime Prevention Neighbourhood Justice Centre
  • Kevan Myers - Team Leader/ NEXUS Dual Diagnosis Advisory Service, St Vincent’s Hospital
  • Sally Mitchell - Executive Director Mental Health, AOD and Homelessness, cohealth
  • Kasey Elmore - AOD Manager, North Richmond Community Health
  • Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones - VMO Department of Addiction Medicine, St Vincent’s Hospital

NEXT MEETING: Monday, 5 March 2018

VENUE – Richmond Town Hall

Guest Speaker: Hon Richard Wynne MP

Meeting agenda

What matters to you?

 We want to know...

Is there a person or organisation we should get to do a presention? What topics do you want to hear about?