Hader Clinic team

The team behind Melbourne's premier addiction treatment facility

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Richard Smith

Richard Smith

Director

Richard embarked on a profound personal journey through addiction in 1968, facing a relentless 12-year battle with heroin. Having emerged victorious from this struggle, he establishing the Hader Clinic in 1997, where he remains committed to guiding others on their own paths to recovery.

Elliot McLaren

Elliot McLaren

General Manager

With over 17 years in recovery, Elliot is deeply passionate about helping individuals understand their own psychology and achieve a fulfilling life in recovery. He feels privileged to assist clients and and lead a team dedicated to making a positive impact in the Alcohol and Other Drug sector.

Jakline Barkho

Jakline Barkho

Program and Family Coordinator

Jackie's primary role is to support and liaise with families navigating the often difficult terrain of mental health. Having walked the path of recovery herself, Jackie understands the challenges and complexities of the journey, making her a trusted guide for others.

Neville Hickey

Neville Hickey

Director of Nursing

Nev has over 30 years’ experience in Healthcare. Having seen firsthand the devastation caused by alcoholism in his own family, with many years of lived experience himself, he has a drive to help others in similar circumstances.

James Delis

James Delis

Client Liaison Officer

James' journey from 13 years of addiction to resilience and hope is an inspiring transformation. Having experienced the profound benefits of Hader's program as a former client, James now serves as a Client Liaison Officer whilst also undertaking his Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs.

Silvana Scerri

Silvana Scerri

Client Liaison Officer

Silvana's qualifications include a Certificate IV in AOD & Mental Health, underlining her commitment to staying well-equipped in her field. Her profound empathy for those battling addiction and her professional experience make her an invaluable asset in guiding individuals toward lasting recovery and a brighter future.

Charles Cabrera

Charles Cabrera

Registered Nurse

With a solid foundation built over eight years as a registered nurse in the Philippines, Charles has honed his skills and nurtured a deep commitment to patient care. As well as a Bachelor's degree in nursing, he also holds a Diploma in Mental Health which further solidifies his expertise. 

Laura Watach

Laura Watach

Registered Nurse

Laura's qualifications include a Diploma of Nursing and certification in Mental Health First Aid, which underscore her commitment to providing the best care to individuals on their recovery journeys. She is deeply passionate about mental health and has an unwavering dedication to working with individuals who are experiencing addiction.

Lucy Orpwood

Lucy Orpwood

Nurse

Having completed her Diploma of Nursing, and also working a secondary job at a GP clinic, Lucy is dedicated to further enhancing her expertise in healthcare. She is passionate about working with individuals experiencing addiction and relies on her empathy and understanding when working with vulnerable individuals in the early stages of recovery.

Alyssia La Peyre

Alyssia La Peyre

Recovery Coach

Alyssia ended the vice of her 10-year addiction after successfully completing The Hader Clinic Program in 2018. With over four years of sustained recovery, Alyssia channels her experience and knowledge to serve as a pillar of inspiration and support to those embarking on their own recovery journey.

Dawne McMennemin

Dawne McMennemin

Recovery Coach

Dawne's journey is a testament to resilience, having spent 20 years in the throes of addiction and then embarking on a remarkable 41-year path to recovery. Her lived experience uniquely positions her to connect with individuals facing similar challenges and inspire them towards positive transformation.

Kirrily Warn

Kirrily Warn

Administration and Finance Manager

Having embarked on her own path to recovery as a client of The Hader Clinic in 2007, Kirrily has devoted her career to helping the organisation get to where it is today. She holds dual qualifications with a Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs and Mental Health, as well as expertise in financial management.

The Hader Clinic's treatment facilities

The Hader Clinic has specialist Melbourne drug rehab and alcohol rehab facilities, catering for different stages of progress.

Melbourne CBD

Melbourne rehab head office and consulting location for new patients and families.

6-8 Townsend Road,
St Albans Park VIC 3219
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Essendon

Inpatient Rehabilitation Program and Transitional Housing program.

Geelong

Hospital rehabilitation centre for 28-Day Withdrawal & Detox Program.

Adelaide

Consulting location for new drug rehab and alcohol rehab patients and their families.

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