Projects

Ongoing- WDAT members attend a range of meetings including Wimmera Primary Care Partnership Health Promotion, Community Action Network, Koorie Community Action Network, Liquor Licensing Accord, Wimmera Information Portal, Crime Prevention and others as required.

2019- KIP program delivered to Horsham West Primary , Horsham Primary School, St Michaels and Johns , Laharum, Haven and Natimuk Primary , Horsham Lutheran  and Dimboola Primary Schools.

4 September 2019- WDAT, in partnership with SHARC conducting Ice Education session at Horsham Uniting  Church hall.

25 and 26 June 2019- Three members of WDAT attended the Australian Drug Foundation Conference in Melbourne.

May 2019- WDAT had a display in Horsham Plaza for National Prescription Medication Dependence Week.

April-May 2019- Vichealth ‘Top Spin’ grant was received and project completed.  This included promoting the ‘Top Spin’ project to young people aged 18-29 on how the alcohol industry ‘spins’ people into buying alcohol.

29 March 2019- In partnership with Horsham Rural City Council, a parent information night was conducted around the supply of alcohol to young people.  This involved a video clip of local young people commenting on the alcohol culture in the region, presentations from a Uniting Wimmera AOD Counsellor, VGCLR, Victoria Police and guest speaker Alistair Mitchell.

March 2019- WDAT had a display over the three days at the Wimmera Machinery  Field Days

27  February 2019- a ‘Tackling Illegal Drugs’ forum for sports organisations was held at the Horsham RSL.  This  included presentations by the Australian Drug Foundation along with  local organisations, Grampians Community Health, Uniting Wimmera and Victoria Police.  As a result sporting clubs had the skills and tools to create their own ‘Illegal Drugs Policy.’

6 October 2018 – 70 riders participated in the Arapiles Cycling Event which was a fundraiser for the WDAT.

22 June 2018-WDAT was a partner with Horsham Rural City Council for the ‘It’s Ok To Say No’ forum at the Horsham Town Hall.  This involved plays around alcohol supply by St Brigids Year 10 students and presentations from Victoria Police, Grampians Community Health, Headspace and WDAT around alcohol and young people.  Fiona O’Loughlin was a guest speaker discussing her story of alcohol use.

16 May 2018-WDAT had a display in Horsham Plaza raising awareness of the harms related to prescription medications

2018-2019- The WDAT were successful in obtaining a Local Drug Action Team, (LDAT) grant focussing on the supply of alcohol to teenagers.  This  linked in with Horsham Rural City Council and their Vichealth project looking at the culture of alcohol in young people.  The project, among other activities included two forums,  education in school newsletters, print and social media.

2018- The Knowledge Is Power (KIP) program was delivered to grade 6 students at Horsham West Primary School, Horsham Primary School, St Michaels & Johns Primary School, Holy Trinity Lutheran School, Dimboola Primary School, Minyip and Rupanyup schools.