Course timetable

Taking the Edge Off: Let’s talk about drugs and alcohol

This course is great if you:

  • Are keen to learn about the connection between substances and mental health

  • Would find it helpful to hear lived and professional experiences of supporting and managing substance use 

  • Are open to explore and challenge assumptions around substance use and addiction


How do substances and mental health mix?

What is the function of addiction?

How can we have better conversations about drug and alcohol use?


We’re going to think about the emotional, physical, cultural and societal ideas around drugs, alcohol and what it all means in relation to mental health (without the stigma and judgement that often comes with talking about these experiences).

Through sharing a variety of lived and professional experiences, we explore ways to have compassionate conversations around drugs and alcohol, whether you are facing your own challenges, or supporting or working with someone who is.

This course will open up a conversation about some of the tools and strategies that have helped people in managing and supporting addiction.


28 Oct 2023


10:00 am - 3:00 pm

More Info

Course guide




Danny Frawley Centre for Health and Wellbeing - Level 2
32-60 Linton St, Moorabbin VIC 3189
Social Share Buttons and Icons powered by Ultimatelysocial