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Sonder & Mission Australia to deliver new AOD & mental health program

Sonder and Mission Australia partner-up to deliver new drug, alcohol and mental health program

A new and unique alcohol and other drugs (AOD) and mental health program Partners Toward Wellbeing will be delivered in partnership by Mission Australia and Sonder. The program aims to reduce AOD use and increase mental health wellbeing in people from diverse backgrounds.

From 1 July 2021, the Partners Toward Wellbeing program will offer evidence based interventions to reduce drug and alcohol use and assistance with the management of co-occurring mental health conditions.

Service hubs will be located in Northern Adelaide, Southern Adelaide and Central Adelaide. The Service hubs will provide outreach, counselling, care coordination, peer support and information and education.

This service is supported by funding from Adelaide PHN through the Australian Government’s PHN Program.

Sonder CEO, Sageran Naidoo said “Sonder is proud to partner with Mission Australia to deliver this unique service to an important cohort of clients.”

“Partners Toward Wellbeing will prioritise support for people from diverse backgrounds, including people who are culturally and linguistically diverse, the older population, families and those who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.”

Mission Australia’s State Director Mychelle Curran said “The service is aimed at supporting people to make the necessary changes in their lives to improve their health and wellbeing.”

“Evidence shows us there is a significant relationship between the presence of mental health concerns and AOD use.”