The Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre Yarning Places (formerly called communities of practice) are culturally safe online spaces to communicate and share ideas on what’s working and what’s not, and to connect with colleagues from around the country. Membership to all Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre Yarning Places is free.
Explore our Yarning Places
1. Click the HealthInfoChat tab to the right of the screen
2. Click the icon with the three lines at the top right
3. Click ‘Login or Sign up
4. Click either ‘Login with E-mail or ‘Login with Facebook’
If you choose Facebook, you will be redirected to Facebook to complete the process. If you choose email, follow the steps below
Click ‘New User? Register now!’
User your email address to create an account
1. Click the HealthInfoChat tab on the right of the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet website or Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre
2. Choose the group you’d like to contribute to
3. Post something to the group. You can use links and emojis and attach files
Or, contact a user directly
To learn more about HealthInfoChat, read our FAQs
To access the Yarning Places Forum, you will need to log in and enter your email address and password (your password is the one you submitted on the join form).
The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet Yarning Places Forum has the following features:
Our Yarning Places are a safe place for people with an interest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health to share information, knowledge and experience. As a courtesy to others – and to protect yourself – please ensure you follow our community guidelines when using Yarning Places.
View our Community Guidelines
Our yarning places (electronic networks) are based on the ‘community of practice’ model. More information on the ‘community of practice’ model is available on the website of Dr Etienne Wenger, an internationally recognised leader in the field of communities of practice.
View our Disclaimer and Privacy statement
The Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters of Australia and the Torres Strait.
We respect all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people—their customs and their beliefs. We also pay our respects to Elders past and present, with particular acknowledgement to the Whadjuk people of the Nyoongar nation, the traditional owners of the lands where our offices are located.