Funds to fight addiction
COMMUNITY BANDS TOGETHER
COMMUNITY groups in Mandurah will receive funding to tackle the impact of alcohol on young people at a grassroots level, thanks to the Federal Government’s Local Drug Action Team.
The Government’s next 40 Local Drug Action Teams have been announced to tackle the challenges faced by communities caused by alcohol and drugs.
Canning MHR Andrew Hastie said the City of Mandurah and its Communities that Care partners would be the beneficiaries of the grant that would help continue the roll out of their Youth Alcohol Strategy.
“The Our Mandurah Community-Youth Alcohol Strategy is about educating young people and their parents on the dangers of alcohol abuse and reducing alcohol-related harm with Mandurah’s youth community,’’ he said.
“The program has already been run in three local schools.
“This grant helps extend the program into three more.
“Locals are always best placed to deal with the problems within their community.”
Across Australia, more than 300 partnerships have been formed.