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.

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Next Forum Meeting 

NEXT MEETING: Monday, 2nd September 2019


12.30 PM - 2 PM

Information on local drug trends and service providers that are at the frontline of local issues.
Speaker to be confirmed.


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Other Events 

Stories & Snags - POSTPONED

Part of the Narrating Neighbourhood project

Thursday 22nd August 12pm - 5pm
North Richmond Community Health Centre


International Overdose Awareness Day 2019

Saturday 31st August 1pm - 5pm

There will be an event held for IOAD in the City of Yarra, with voices from those who have lost loved ones to preventable deaths. Details TBA.

Find out more about International Overdose Awareness Day

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Stakeholder Engagement 

YDHF Stakeholder Engagement Project

Yarra Drug and Health Forum engaged a consultant on the future direction of the forum. Consultant Jason met with a range of stakeholders and community members in mid-2019 and prepared an extensive report on his findings.

View the powerpoint summary of his findings, presented on Monday the 24th of June at Richmond Town Hall, by clicking the button below:

Stakeholder Engagement Workshop

YDHF Calendar 

Executive Committee 

  • Peter Wearne - Chairperson, Yarra Drug and Health Forum
  • Rachel Hopkins - Principal Solicitor, 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
  • Jade Lillie - Director Public Affairs (Acting) - cohealth
  • Sandra Fox - Manager Drug Safety Services, North Richmond Community Health

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?