September 2015 News

Annual General Meeting

Please join us at Directions Woden (Conference Room), Level 6 Cosmopolitan Centre, on Tuesday 22nd September at 12:30pm for a light lunch, followed by our Annual General Meeting at 1pm.

Please RSVP to or by calling 6132 4800 no later than 5pm Friday 11th September, indicating any dietary requirements.


What really causes addiction — to everything from cocaine to smart-phones? And how can we overcome it? Johann Hari has seen our current methods fail firsthand, as he has watched loved ones struggle to manage their addictions. He started to wonder why we treat addicts the way we do — and if there might be a better way. As he shares in this deeply personal talk, his questions took him around the world, and unearthed some surprising and hopeful ways of thinking about an age-old problem.

Taken from External link TED 15 July 2015 and presented by External link Johann Hari


Join the Directions Community Advisory Group

We are looking for people currently or formerly involved with Directions programs to provide feedback and advice regarding our services, identify unmet needs and participate in service planning and development. It would be fantastic to have a variety of perspectives represented.

We are looking at a closed group of approximately 6 people for a fixed term membership recruited through an expression of interest. The commitment will likely involve one bimonthly meeting.

If you're interested in participating, call 02 6132 4800 or email to register your place.

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Directions acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land we walk upon today, the Ngunnawal people and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and surrounding region.

For more information on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health issues, health organisations, policies and research including cultural events of significance, visit: External link ACT Health - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Portal

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