Tools for Change: A new way of working with families and
Tools for Change was launched at the NADA/MHCC Conference,
Outside In: Community Responses to Complex and Diverse
Needs on Friday 8 May 2009 by Mr David McGrath, Director,
Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Office, NSW Health.
The toolkit has been developed by NADA in consultation with its
membership and forms part of the NGO Mental Health and Drug &
Alcohol Family and Carer Project funded by the Mental Health and
Drug & Alcohol Office, NSW Health. The project
aims to improve the support offered to the families
and carers of clients with co-existing mental health and drug and
alcohol problems that are accessing non goverment drug and alcohol
Tools for Change caters to the diverse range of services
provided by NADA members, and the clients accessing those services.
It contains a range of interventions, practice tips, service
models, resources and training organisations to assist services in
working with families. A CD-Rom is also included which contains
useful tools such as template policies for working with families, a
family inclusive practice workplace audit, assessment tools,
checklists and a list of family and carer support services.
Click here to
download the toolkit and CD-Rom contents (2.42MB)
Click here to download the toolkit only
Click here to access details on support
services and information for families & carers
UPDATE: Click here for
additional questionnaires for family members not included on the
Click here to
download the Media Release
For more information on the toolkit or NADA Family and Carer
Project, please contact Robert on 02 8113 1320 or Robert.