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The Central Australian youth link up service (CAYLUS) mission is to support community initiatives that improve quality of life, and address substance use issues affecting young people. CAYLUS started as a petrol sniffing prevention project in November 2002, from funding committed by the Howard government in response to a series of articles about petrol sniffing. CAYLUS supported interventions have included:
The program also provides resources and information, such as factsheets and brochures on volatile substance use and Opal unleaded fuel.
Abstract adapted from Tangentyere Council
Central Australian youth link up service (CAYLUS)
4 Elder Street
Alice Springs NT 0870
PO Box 8070
Alice Springs NT 0871
Ph: (08) 8951 4236
Fax: (08) 8952 8521
This resource is designed to help retailers take measures to assist in reducing volatile substance misuse, identify products that may be misused, display and sell products in a way that is restrictive or less attractive to inhalant users, and identify potential users and potential suppliers to users.
Central Australian Youth Link Up Service abstract
The Youth link up radio series was produced by the Central Australian youth link up service (CAYLUS). These audio programs cover issues relevant to substance use in remote and Indigenous communities. Experts and health workers from both Australia and overseas are interviewed in this series.
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract