One-day workshops to be held at Charleville and Cunnamulla later this month are designed to provide participants with essential skills to respond to drug and alcohol misuse issues.
The two one-day Drug and Alcohol First Aid workshops are being delivered in a partnership between the South West Hospital and Health Service and Western Queensland Primary Health Network.
South West HHS Alcohol and Other Drugs Service Community Prevention Officer Michael Reddan says the workshops are for both government and non-government workers in the community sector.
“The material delivered in the workshops had been developed by specialist community-based drug and alcohol service provider Lyndon – Lives Lived Well.”
“The organisation delivers drug and alcohol residential and community-based programs and activities, as well as mental health support, across New South Wales and Queensland.”
The training is free and will deliver up to date and essential information to participants about drug and alcohol misuse.
Mr Reddan says the courses will introduce participants to substances and their effects, detail how to respond to drug and alcohol issues appropriately and educate participants in the various treatment options available.
“Places are limited, so bookings are essential.”
The workshops will be held at:
• Charleville: 21 August, Charleville Neighbourhood Centre, 114–118 Alfred St, from 9 am to 3.30 pm, with registration at 8.45 am.
• Cunnamulla: 22 August at the Drop In Centre, 56 Jane St, from 9 am to 3.30 pm, with registration at 8.45 am. Mr Reddan said the training was free and lunch would be provided.
Interested participants should contact Michael Reddan at Community and Allied Health Roma on 4624 2977, or Nick Meumann at Lyndon – Lives Lived Well on 02 6361 2300
• To register for Charleville, visit: https://charlevilledafa.eventbrite.com.au
• To register for Cunnamulla, visit: https://cunnamulladafa.eventbrite.com.au