Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Google+ Share by Email

Skip to content

Key resources

  • Bibliography
  • Health promotion
    Health promotion
  • Health practice
    Health practice
  • Yarning places
    Yarning places
  • Programs
  • Organisations
  • Conferences
  • Courses
  • Funding
  • Jobs
Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
  • Home
    • » Key resources and services

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cannabis Interventions



The purpose of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cannabis interventions project was to identify, develop, trial, and disseminate a range of interventions specifically for use with Indigenous clients in a range of primary health care settings. This program was conducted by a consortium of six Indigenous community-controlled health services and the National Drug Research Institute (NDRI) at Curtin University in Western Australia.

As a result of this intervention project, a Victorian help and information program for clients who use cannabis (yarndi) was developed. The Could it be the yarndi? program was a collaboration between the Indigenous research team at NDRI and the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service's medical unit and family counselling service. This project aims to raise awareness of the effects of yarndi on the health and wellbeing of Indigenous people, and to help the medical service assist people who use yarndi.

Abstract adapted from the National Drug Research Institute and Victorian Aboriginal Health Service


Mr Maurice Shipp
Research Fellow
National Drug Research Institute
Ph: (03) 9079 2206

Victorian Aboriginal Health Service
186 Nicholson Street
Fitzroy Vic 3065
Ph: (03) 9419 3000

Evaluated publications

Howard J, Alperstein D, Cox S, Zorz H, – LINC Owen Smith (2012)

Young men and yarndi: a pilot to diffuse information on cannabis, its use and potential risks among young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

Sydney: National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre

This edition of the National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre (NCPIC) bulletin provides information on the Young men and yarndi program, a camp run in New South Wales that provides young Indigenous men with information about cannabis. This report provides information on:

This report also includes the slides of a Power point presentation about the Young men and yarndi program.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract


Last updated: 19 August 2016
Return to top