In 2014, ATODA was awarded a three-year health promotion grant to undertake a comprehensive alcohol harm-reduction and community information project in the ACT. Negotiations are currently underway to extend the project another three years to reach other groups in the ACT with important information about the harms of alcohol.
The project is a partnership between ATODA, ACT Health and the Western Australian Mental Health Commission and building on the Western Australian Alcohol Think Again initiative.
The Impact Alcohol initiative includes an informative website www.impactalcohol.org.au that contains information for all ages regarding the effects on alcohol on health, specific issues relevant to alcohol and young people, students and parents as well as up-to-date statistics pertaining to the impact of alcohol on the community and legislation relevant to the ACT.
Resources are also available on the Impact Alcohol website to support parents and secondary schools to implement promotional materials as well as resources for health professionals.
In 2016, ATODA collaborated with the ACT Department of Education, ACT Council of Parents and Citizens Associations, The Association of Independent Schools of the ACT and the Association of Parents and Friends of ACT Schools and Companion House to present alcohol information forums to parents, teachers and various community groups. These forums were well received and provided attendees with evidenced based information how to prevent alcohol related harms.
For the next phase of the Impact Alcohol project, ATODA is keen to collaborate with other sectors in the ACT including the government and higher education sectors.
For further information on the Impact Alcohol project, or to organise an alcohol education session for your organisation, please contact Annie Bleeker on email@example.com