Events hosted by YDHF

As well as regular monthly meetings the YDHF also conducts a range of Community Forums throughout the year that address broader policy issues related to alcohol, drugs and other social, welfare and health issues. These events are intended to engage communities to develop a common understanding of local alcohol and drug issues.

Upcoming Community Forums and Events

Next Forum Meeting 

The interaction between public opinion, crime and justice in modern Australia

Perceptions of crime rates and justice don’t always match the reality of everyday life.

We live in a relatively safe society, but alarmist media can cause genuine fear, and that can change the way we interact with each other.

Dr Karen Gelb, Consultant Criminologist and lecturer at the University of Melbourne will discuss the interaction between public opinion, crime and justice in modern Australia and draw some implications for harm reduction.

Reflections on the public narrative relating to people who inject drugs and AOD Media Watch

Dave Taylor, Policy and Media Victorian Alcohol & Drug Association (VAADA)/ Media consultant to AOD Media Watch

Monday 2nd March 2020. 12:30 - 2:00pm

Richmond Town Hall, Meeting Room 3

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YMHA Workshop  


Yarra Mental Health Alliance

Thursday, 5th March 2020


St Peter’s Eastern Hill, 15 Gisborne St, East Melbourne

Cost: $25 pp (morning tea included)

This practical workshop is aimed at building confidence in front line workers and managers by exploring what information must, must not and might be shared with consumers, carers/families, and other services.

With speakers and discussions across legislative, consumer, and carer perspectives, your registration fee includes an event-informed resource providing an ongoing confidentiality and information sharing guide.

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Yarra Mental Health Alliance

Recent Community Forums and Events

Achievements and challenges of 35 years of harm reduction in Yarra