Project ECHO Mental Health Network – Alcohol and Other Drug ECHO Network

Western Victoria Primary Health Network (WVPHN) invites primary care clinicians to register for the Project ECHO Alcohol and Other Drug Network.

The Project ECHO Alcohol and Other Drug Network is designed to assist primary care clinicians in western Victoria to better manage and support patients with mental health and alcohol and drug issues.

Developed in partnership with Barwon Health, this series brings together General Practitioners, practice nurses, and other health professionals, with specialists in the field of Alcohol and Other Drug, mental health treatment and support. In this network, participants will engage in discussions on mental health, Alcohol and Other Drug, family violence presentations, and local pathways for treatment and support.

The innovative program involves a series of interactive, online sessions that explore the management options for primary care professionals treating patients with alcohol and other drug issues.

Series: Mondays from 1.00pm to 2.00pm

  • 1.00pm – 1.15pm – Didactic presentation
  • 1.15pm – 2.00pm – Case presentation and discussion

First session: 26th April 2021


  • Dr Harry Hill – Barwon Health – Addiction Medicine Psychiatrist
  • Dr Bianca Forrester – General Practitioner and ECHO session facilitator
  • Guest presenters and panel members from tertiary and community health services, and local service providers


  • The who, what and why of drug and alcohol abuse
  • Core interventions
  • Pharmacotherapeutics
  • Dual diagnosis
  • Family violence and Alcohol and Other Drug
  • Youth mental health and Alcohol and Other Drug

Learning Objectives:

  • Differentiate models of care and support afforded by the varied disciplines working in Alcohol and Other Drug and ways in which to work collaboratively
  • Identify appropriate evidence-based screening and assessment tools
  • Recognise risk factors, at-risk populations and presentations that could indicate need for screening for Alcohol and Other Drug issues

Download the AOD ECHO Network Flyer (PDF 340KB)

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Last modified: 16 July, 2021