NEWS

AOD Awards for the NSW Non Government Sector

23 April 2021

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2021 WINNERS

The Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (NADA), the peak organisation for the non government alcohol and other drugs sector in NSW, would like to congratulate the winners of the fourth biennial AOD Awards for the NSW Non Government Sector.

The awards were presented as part of the NADA Conference on 23 April 2021 by the NSW Ministry of Health executive director, Centre for Alcohol and other Drugs, Daniel Madeddu, NADA president, Julie Babineau, former NADA chief executive officer, Larry Pierce, and current NADA chief executive officer, Robert Stirling.

 

Pictured from left to right: Marianne Jauncey (Uniting Medically Supervised Injecting Centre), Robert Stirling (NADA) and Josette Freeman (SMART Recovery Australia)


THE AWARDS

First Australians award—improving outcomes for Aboriginal people

This award recognises the significant contribution of an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander individual to improve alcohol and other drugs outcomes for Aboriginal peoples and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The winner: Steven Taylor, Weigelli Centre Aboriginal Corporation

Certificate of commendation: The Glen Centre—Ngaimpe Aboriginal Corporation (Chittaway Bay, NSW)

Certificate of commendation: Transitional Indigenous Service, Community Restorative Centre (Broken Hill and Wilcannia, NSW)


Excellence in treatment award

This award recognises excellence and/or innovation in treatment to reduce alcohol and other drugs related harms. This includes the delivery of services, programs and initiatives for individuals or specific populations.

The winner: Elouera, Lives Lived Well (Orange, NSW)

 

Excellence in health promotion award

This award recognises excellence and/or innovation in health promotion to reduce alcohol and other drugs related harms. This includes harm reduction, community development and prevention activities.

The winner: Youth Solutions (Campbelltown, NSW)

 

Excellence in research and evaluation award

This award recognises individuals or organisations that contributed to building the evidence base for practices to reduce alcohol and other drugs related harms.

The winner: Triple Care Farm, Mission Australia (Robertson, NSW)

 

Outstanding contribution award

This award recognises the significant contribution of an individual working in the non government alcohol and other drugs sector.

The winner: Dr Marianne Jauncey, Uniting Medically Supervised Injecting Centre

The winner: Josette Freeman, SMART Recovery Australia

Certificate of commendation: Gerard Byrne, WHOS (formerly Salvation Army)

 

Lifetime achievement award

The award recognises the significant contribution of an individual working in the non government alcohol and other drugs sector over a lifetime.

The winner: Will Temple, Watershed, Lives Lived Well

 

For more information please contact Robert Stirling, Chief Executive Officer, on 0421 647 099 or email robert@nada.org.au.

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