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Endorsements & Affiliated Networks



The Prevention and Early Intervention in Mental Illness and Substance Use Centre of Research Excellence (PREMISE) was funded in 2018 by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council. It brings together leading prevention and early intervention research and translation programs in mental health and addiction across five Australian universities: the University of Sydney, UNSW Sydney, the University of Melbourne, the University of Newcastle, and Deakin University.

Uni Newcastle

Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research, the University of Newcastle

The Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research (CBMHR) at the University of Newcastle is focused on increasing our understanding of the brain and mind across the lifespan. CBMHR draws together a cross-disciplinary group of leading researchers from diverse fields, united by a common goal: to understand (and modify) brain function and factors that influence mental health problems at the molecular, cellular, systems, behavioural, and social levels of analysis.


National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University

The National Drug Research Institute (NDRI) generates and disseminates high quality research that contributes to preventing drug related harm in Australia and internationally.


National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of new south wales

The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) is a leading Australian research institution that is internationally recognised as a Research Centre of Excellence. The Centre was established at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in 1986 and is funded by the Australian government as part of its National Drug Strategy.

Positive Choices

Positive Choices

Positive Choices is an online portal providing school communities with access to accurate, up-to-date drug education resources and prevention programs. Positive Choices was developed by the same research team behind Cracks in the Ice.

Alcohol and Drug Foundation

Alcohol and Drug Foundation

The Alcohol and Drug Foundation is one of Australia's leading bodies committed to preventing alcohol and other drug problems in communities around the nation.


The National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction

The National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction is an internationally recognised research centre that works as a catalyst for change in the alcohol and other drugs field.


National Centre for Clinical Research on Emerging Drugs

The purpose of National Centre for Clinical Research on Emerging Drugs (NCCRED) is to support clinicians detect and respond to new drug health problems by building clinical capacity to conduct research and rapidly translate these findings into clinical practice. In particular, it aims to drive innovation and excellence in the treatment of methamphetamine and other emerging drugs of concern.

Turning Point

Turning Point

Turning Point strives to promote and maximise the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities living with and affected by alcohol and other drug-related harms.

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Insight aim to build a capable, confident and connected AOD workforce by providing free alcohol and drug training, information, resources and professional support to workers and services.



SBS is Australia’s most diverse media organisation, a multiplatform and multilingual broadcaster committed to sharing the stories of multicultural and Indigenous Australia. Across its radio, television and digital services, SBS inspires all Australians to explore, respect and celebrate our diverse world and in doing so, contributes to a cohesive society. For more information visit


The Mental Health Services Learning Network

The Mental Health Services Learning Network Inc. (TheMHS) is an organisation that seeks to improve mental health and wellbeing in Australia and New Zealand through events that create opportunities for networking and the exchange of ideas. In February 2016, TheMHS Summer Forum was called "Cracks in the Ice? Illicit Drugs and the Mental Health Impact on our Communities". The discussions at this Forum informed the conceptualisation and development of this website.


Society for Mental Health Research

The Society for Mental Health Research is a registered health promotion charity which aims to prevent mental illness by supporting and assisting mental health research, and researchers.

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Real Drug Talk

Real Drug Talk is a grassroots lived and living experience based organisation dedicated to changing the paradigm around alcohol, drugs and addiction.

Page last reviewed: Monday, 6 December 2021