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MAKINGtheLINK is an educational program incorporating a series of activities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander school-aged students, to encourage them to seek help for problems related to drug use and mental health. By seeking help early, young people are less likely to develop long-term problems as a result of mental health and substance use issues. Young people are reluctant to seek help from professionals and tend to keep their problems to themselves or turn to friends, parents or teachers for support who may not always know the best course of action.
This resource has been made specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in an attempt to provide culturally-appropriate and relevant information that these young people can relate to.
This program includes two resources:
Accessing these resources requires the input of contact details.
Abstract adapted from the National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre
National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre (NCPIC)
University of New South Wales Randwick Campus
NDARC Building R1 Level 1
22-32 King Street
PO Box 684
Randwick NSW 2031
Ph: (02) 9385 0208
Fax: (02) 9385 0201
The MAKINGtheLINK Indigenous program resource package provides information about alcohol and other drug use and mental health issues that is specially designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. This package includes a teacher's manual and classroom activities, and a PowerPoint presentation for staff and parents.
The teacher's manual and classroom activities includes:
The PowerPoint presentation for staff and parents includes:
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract