WHO WE ARE
AAA Access Awareness, AddEducation, CorpPsychCare and the Trauma Institute are part of the Trauma Centre Australia Group. Trauma Centre Australia is a group of registered psychologists and counsellors, caring and responsive to the needs of our clients. We have a network of qualified professionals across Australia that are ready to respond to your unique circumstances and needs.
AAA Access Awareness’s mission is to bring about attitudinal change and supply quality education to our community. Our goals include continuing to develop our workforce to continuously improve the quality and safety of our services, developing and encouraging strategic relationships while fostering a culture of research and innovation in a sustainable organisation.
We believe this will help us in securing the health of our communities through research and innovation in order to deliver effective services and educating future generations.
AAA Access Awareness(Accredited VicRoads Provider) is a Department of Transport Services. AAA Access Awareness is a subsidiary business of Trauma Centre of Australia. For more information in regards to the services that the Trauma Centre of Australia provides, Please click here.
WHAT WE DO
AddEducation’s primary service is providing support and counselling, as well as a range of Alcohol and Drug Education programmes. Fully qualified facilitators, assessors and counsellors offer a range of services including:
DRUG AND ALCOHOL SERVICES – COUNSELLING AND RECOVERY
In addition to trauma and critical incident response our counsellors and trainers are qualified “Drink-Drive” educators. Over the past 20 years we have assisted more than fifty-thousand people to better understand and mitigate the risks associated with substance abuse and employ the necessary behavioural strategies. Our interventions and education programs are simple and pragmatic in their delivery but are driven by a strong desire to bring about informed and durable change. We embrace psycho-therapeutic techniques such as Behavioural Therapies, Motivational Interviewing Techniques and Solution Focussed Brief Therapy (SFBT).
DRUG AND ALCOHOL SERVICES – TESTING IN THE WORKPLACE
Trauma Center Australia, through its subsidiaries, provide specialised psychological, counselling, and education services focussed on substance abuse and addiction. Over the past 20 years, AddEducation has provided help and support to thousands of Australians suffering from substance abuse issues.
“Our goal is to help our clients attain a healthier, safer and more productive, fulfilling lifestyle evidenced through observable, behavioural change.”” –Peter Horton
Senior Clinical Psychologist, CEO
Trauma Centre Australia.
Subject to your instructions or request, we can provide you with:
- guidance and advice to ensure your policy is compliant with Australian Standards and that your preferred testing device and methods comply with your policy and align with your corporate goals.
- endeavour to ensure our procedures and process comply with your policy directions and parameters.
- guidance on the management of issues arising from non-compliance or a non-negative result
In conjunction with your site manager our screening process is streamlined to minimise downtime and disruption to get staff back to their duties.
If our AS 4760 or AS 3547 screening process indicates a “non-negative” initial test result, this is interpreted as indicative of the possible presence of alcohol or a drug. Such cases will require further clinical/laboratory screening and assessment for confirmation of the result. We recommend that personnel with an initial non-negative result should be immediately referred to their EAP or GP for assistance and support. We also recommend that following any non-negative result, arrangements be put in place to ensure affected staff are supported and safely returned home. Given our established and on-going relationship with your organisation and staff, we believe we understand the context of your business and your people and are best placed to provide any EAP support required.
Following the screening, we can provide a pre-designated and authorised manager with reports and feedback on the conduct and outcomes of the screening.
Please contact us for costings for your specific needs and circumstances.
CRITICAL INCIDENT AND TRAUMA RESPONSE
On-site or On-line, we care for our clients. There is no need to wait for an appointment at an inconvenient office or at an inconvenient time. We can usually come to you, and importantly, we come when you need us. We have provided psychological supports or education to individuals and corporate organisations including; International Airlines, Banks, Major Retailers, Law Enforcement Agencies, and Sporting Clubs, Government Agencies at Local, State, and Commonwealth levels, and Emergency Services.
Through our registered psychologists and experienced counsellors, we provide a range of psychological and support services. These supports include services in psychological interventions and counselling to treat emanating needs from traumatic events like assault, Our service is Australia-wide. Our team offers professional, immediate, on-site or on-line response to critical incidents such as death or serious injury in the workplace, suicide, and psychological supports following natural disaster or other life-threatening situations. We also care for clients requiring help with Mental Health Care Plan referrals from their GP’s.
TRAINING AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR STAFF AND MANAGEMENT DEALING WITH CRITICAL INCIDENT AND TRAUMA RESPONSE
Programs are specifically designed to provide participants with a basic theoretical knowledge as well as an important practical framework for response. The framework is a useful “hands-on” guide or reference for responders. It gives responders confidence in knowing what to do when they are under the stress of a critical incident as well as understanding how others may react before, during,
and after an incident. All participants are provided with a Trauma Centre Australia “Trauma Response Kit.
Our Education Programs can be tailored to your specific needs and circumstances so that individuals can derive the most they can and so that your organisation achieves its’ desired goals. Please contact me to discuss how this can be achieved.