The Local Drug Action Team (LDAT) Program, run by the Alcohol and Drug Foundation, supports communities to work together to prevent and minimise the harm caused by alcohol and other drugs.
DEN, Jordan River Services, Salvation Army Communities for Children and Bridgewater PCYC form the Brighton Local Drug Action Team.
The Brighton LDAT Project is a set of activities running until July 2020. The aim of the project is to build the capacity of the Brighton and broader Jordan River community by providing links to information, services, and opportunities for the community to connect with each other.
Young People: Once a month, the Brighton LDAT will host an education and activity workshop for the young people in the community. Each workshop features afternoon tea, a drumming and learning session with Dave, followed by a fun recreational activity. The first workshop went off without a hitch in February, with nine young people joining Dave for drumming and having a go at some physical challenges with Social Circus.
Parents and Families: Once a month, the Brighton LDAT will host a coffee and chat session for families in the community. Family members are treated to a delicious afternoon tea and the opportunity to connect with each other, share their knowledge, and ask questions of alcohol and other drug workers. The topics in these sessions are guided by the people in the room.
A new resource: The Brighton LDAT is partnering with a local author to create a storybook for families to learn about Ice (methamphetamine). This story is being carefully crafted to provide age-appropriate information for families to share and will be focus tested with family members during the project. The storybook will be launched and distributed to the community in June 2020.