Counselling Online is a program funded by the Australian Government's Department of Health, and is operated by Turning Point.

Turning Point was established in 1994 to provide leadership to the drug and alcohol field.

Turning Point amalgamated with public health provider, Eastern Health in 2009 and is formally affiliated with Monash University. 

We are part of the International Network of Drug Dependence Treatment and Rehabilitation Resource Centres for the United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime (UNODC), and a member of Harm Reduction International. We are also a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and an accredited Higher Education Provider.

We strive to promote and maximise the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities living with, and affected by alcohol and other drug-related harms.

We aspire to be a world leading treatment and research centre in the drug and alcohol field by: 

  • Creating thriving service delivery, research and development cultures that produce the best possible knowledge
  • Applying research to promote change and contribute to policy making
  • Building our community capacity through strategic relationships, partnerships and collaborations.

The organisation integrates activities across a diverse range of specialist knowledge and professional practice which enables us to translate evidence based research into action.

For more information visit the Turning Point website. For information about services offered by Counselling online visit What is Counselling Online?.

Turning Point is a part of Eastern Health.