A leader in alcohol and other drug services

Directions Health Services has provided treatment and support to people and concerned others impacted by alcohol, drugs and other addictions for more than forty years.

We are a specialist drug treatment service funded primarily by ACT Health and the Australian Government Department of Health.

Over the years our programs have evolved and adapted to suit the community’s ever-changing needs and reflect the latest social and scientific research.
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Our Vision, Purpose, Values, Strategic Plan, Annual Report & Financial Statement

  • Our Vision
    A compassionate society that takes an informed, health-first approach to alcohol and other drug use.
  • Our Purpose
    To empower individuals, families and communities to maximise health and wellbeing, by working in partnership and without judgement.
  • Our Values
    ICARE – Integrity, Compassion, Acceptance, Respect, Excellence





Directions Health Services Limited is a ‘not for profit’ organisation registered with the Australian Security and Investments Commission (ASIC) as a public company limited by guarantee. Directions is governed by a voluntary board that oversee the organisation’s strategic direction. The current Board comprises:

Justice Richard Refshauge –

Justice Richard Refshauge has played a pivotal role in Directions’ work in the community for more than 40 years.
He was a founding member. …read more

Ken Wedgwood –
Deputy-Chair and Secretary

Ken is a professional with a conscience. As a Certified Practicing Accountant, Ken has an extensive career in finance both in Australia and overseas and has held a number of senior positions including as Chief Internal Auditor for the Australian Government Department …read more

Peter Norton –
Amy Kilpatrick –
Board Director

Amy has worked as a lawyer in social justice areas for many years and has a passion for public interest legal work. After establishing Street Law Outreach Legal Service in 2010, Amy moved into corporate governance advising.

Patrick McKenna –
Board Director

Pat is the currently the Director of Compliance and Governance at St Vincent de Paul Society for the Canberra/Goulburn Archdiocese. …read more

Dr Betty Domazet –
Board Director
Tina McGhie –
Board Director
Susan Helyar –
Board Director



Our Executive

Bronwyn Hendry –
Chief Executive Officer

Bronwyn has over 30 years in mental health, and more recently, alcohol and other drug services.   Prior to joining Directions in 2013, Bronwyn was the Director Mental Health in the Northern Territory for 11 years…read more

Stephanie Stephens –
Director Service Delivery


Ram Naik –
Director Finance & ICT


Carolyn Andreae –
HR & Operations Manager