Local Drug Action Team set to support Norfolk Island

NIHRACS is pleased to advise that, the Australian Government and the Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF)  have announced funding for a Local Drug Action Team (LDAT) on  Norfolk Island to prevent and minimise alcohol and other drug-related harm in the community.  The new Local Drug Action Team will aim to coordinate preventative activities, led by the Health and Wellbeing team in conjunction with the Norfolk Island Community, to address local alcohol & drug issues, with a particular focus on young people.  Local Drug Action Teams help to strengthen their communities by delivering Primary prevention initiatives such as peer support, mentoring, education in schools, support for young people and resources to reduce alcohol harms in pregnancy. For further information please contact Karen Innes Walker on email karen.walker@hospital.gov.nf or phone Health & Wellbeing office on 22687.

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