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A new campaign to raise awareness among Aboriginal women about the risks of alcohol and other drug consumption during pregnancy was launched on 27 July, 2012.
The Minister for Mental Health and Healthy Lifestyles, Kevin Humphries, launched the New South Wales (NSW) campaign with the following comments:
'The Aboriginal prenatal mental health and drug and alcohol campaign emphasises the role partners, families and communities can play in supporting pregnant Aboriginal women in making healthy lifestyle choices.
'The campaign will reach Aboriginal women through a mix of print and radio advertisements as well as online support through social media like Facebook.'
The campaign contains resources which appeal to an Aboriginal target audience with clear and visual messages and images. The campaign also aims to raise awareness of services available to pregnant Aboriginal women and their families across NSW, including 11 new specialist mental health, drug and alcohol services co-located in existing Aboriginal Maternal and Infant Health Services.
Source: Minister for Mental Health, Healthy Lifestyles, and Western New South Wales
Minister for Mental Health, Healthy Lifestyles, and Western New South Wales's office
Ph: (02) 9228 5248
Fax: (02) 9228 5882