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Date published: 29th August 2017 | Type: Event

Young people (16-24) and sector professionals are invited to participate in one of a series of workshops in Wellington or Dunedin during September to give ideas about what young people should do when alcohol is causing problems.

Missing study or work, getting into fights, black-outs, risky sex, and relationship difficulties are some of the problems New Zealand teenagers and young adults experience from alcohol. However, the messages they receive about how to recognise a problem and what to do about it are limited. We want to hear ideas.

Professionals and Stakeholders

For people from alcohol and other drug (AoD) treatment services, and other stakeholder organisations working with young people such as schools or youth organisations.

Followed by a networking lunch.

DUNEDIN

10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Wed. 13 September

OUSA Clubs & Societies Centre
84 Albany Street

 

WELLINGTON

10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Fri. 15 September

Evolve Youth Service
Level 2, James Smith Building
Corner Cuba & Manners

 
 

Teenagers & young adults

For teenagers 16 and over and young adults under 25. We’re looking for a mix of non-drinkers, drinkers and heavy drinkers; secondary school students and tertiary students; working and not working.

You can get a free lunch, $30 Prezzy card, and free movie tickets just for joining this one 3 hour session!

 

DUNEDIN

1.00 pm to 4.30 pm

Wed. 13 September

OUSA Clubs & Societies Centre
84 Albany Street

WELLINGTON

1.00 pm to 4.30 pm

Fri. 15 September

Evolve Youth Service
Level 2, James Smith Building
Corner Cuba & Manners

 

 REGISTER TO JOIN A SESSION ONLINE NOW

This project by the New Zealand Drug Foundation is funded by the Health Promotion Agency. It flows out of research last year looking at alcohol drinking behaviour in young people based on their peer crowd. In addition to identifying specific “crowds” of young people which drink more than others, the research also highlighted how young people do not receive consistent or effective messages about drinking and how to make a change if it is causing problems.

SEE ALSO: More info and watch the video about our peer crowd discovery research

The workshops will be led by Gerard Vaughan, former CEO of ALAC (now part of HPA). An Advisory Group for the project includes the following experts in the alcohol and other drug treatment sector: Ben Birks Ang from NZ Drug Foundation and Odyssey (Chair), Gerard Vaughan (Consultant), Nathan Brown from NZ Drug Foundation (Project Lead), Vanessa Caldwell from Matua Raki, Sue Paton from DPAANZ, Kristen Maynard from the Health Promotion Agency, Kelly McKenzie from the Ministry of Health, Layla Lyndon-Tonga from Awa Associates, Rachel Jowett from the Oasis Network, Anne Bateman from Homecare Medical, and Samuel Andrews from the NZ Drug Foundation. 

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