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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin

The gunja brain story (2012)


Cairney S, Fitz J, Thompson S, Currie J, Chenoweth C, Dillon P


National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre




Resource package



This resource package includes a flipchart and set of playing cards. The flipchart is a prevention and information resource, not a treatment guide, for use mainly with Indigenous people in urban, rural and remote settings.

The resource uses plain English language and informative images to provide clear information about:

The playing cards feature health promotion messages featured in the flipchart and are designed to be used with those who may not be engaged with health care centres, school or other community organisations. They attempt to raise awareness about the harms of gunja and encourage people to think about how it might be affecting them and their community. They are not recommended as appropriate for schools and school-based young people.

Abstract adpated from National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre

When to use this resource

This resource package was designed for use by health professionals, community workers, educators, Aboriginal mental health workers, aclohol and other drug workers, students and community members. Facilitators can choose to use the resource as a whole, or select sections of the flipchart to focus on, depending on the needs of their students, clients or personal preference.

This resource can be used for:

Contact details

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



Last updated: 23 July 2014
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