An educational assortment

1. The Hep C Council NSW has recently made submissions to two inquiries..

House of Representatives Standing Committee

Inquiry into the Impact of Illicit Drug Use on Families

NSW Health Dept

Review of Hep C Care and Treatment Services in NSW

If you are interested, you can check them out via the latest news ribbon at..

And if you are in NSW and running low on hep C resources, download a resources order form and fax it back. It features the new resource “Treat Yourself Right”.

2.For those who might be interested, the Inner East Community Health Service is providing the following training:

  • Workshop: Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

  • Dates: 30-31 August 2007
  • Venue: St Vincent’s Hospital
  • Provided by: The Inner East Community Health Service, in collaboration with Nexus Dual Diagnosis (St Vincent’s Hospital) & the Easter Drug & Alcohol Service (EDAS)
  • Presenter: Helen Mentha, Clinical Psychologist, member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT)
  • Cost (inc. GST): $242 Early Bird (closes July 13); $297 full registration; $242 full time students.
  • Motivational Interviewing is an evidence-based approach that provides a framework for assisting clients to increase motivation and commitment for positive behaviour change.  It is particularly useful for clients who experience ambivalence or reluctance toward engaging in change or treatment.

    I have been training professionals in Motivational Interviewing for over six years and in April this year I had the privilege of being trained by Dr William Miller and Dr Theresa Moyers at the Motivational Interviewing Training New Trainers workshop in Chicago.  This workshop incorporates the current understanding of what works in Motivational Interviewing, and provides the opportunity to learn and practice fundamental skills of the approach.

    Please pass on the information to any colleagues or networks that you think may be interested in attending, and feel free to contact me for further information on the details below.

    Helen Mentha

    Program Manager


    Eastern Drug & Alcohol Service (EDAS)

    Inner East Community Health Service

    378 Burwood Rd

    Hawthorn VIC 3122

    P: 61 3 9818 6703

    F: 61 3 9818 6714

    M: 0407 594 592



    3. Apologies for delays in posting – our commitment to the blog hasn’t wavered – stay tuned!