A free information and education day to raise awareness of the effects of both legal and illegal drugs on the user and their family and community will be held in Oxley Street, Bourke on Thursday, 20 June from 10am to 2pm.
The event will cover issues across the lifespan from conception to old age, including effects on unborn babies, child development, decision making, relationships, mental and general health, and support services.
“Educating the Bourke community on issues relating to drug use is important because of the impact on relationships, family and quality of life,” said Kim Grant
Sexual Health Nurse and Staff Health Nurse,
“Providing information and education on drug issues will help people identify if they or someone they love has a problem and to seek advice from a health provider or their GP,” said Ms Grant.
Local schools have been asked to involve students in the day through an art competition to be judged by Dot Martin, and local artists Jenny Greentree and Andrew Hull. The art works will be on display in the ground floor of the Far West Medicare Local building in Oxley St, Bourke from 2pm Monday. Community members are encouraged to visit and view the exhibition and cast their votes for the people’s choice awards.
This event is being hosted by Western NSW LHD, Bourke Aboriginal Health Service, with support from Far West Medicare Local, and Bourke Public School, St Ignatius Primary School, and Bourke High School.
For more information please contact Kim Grant at Bourke PaCH on 02 6870 8883 or 0410 438 255
What: Drug Action Week
When: Thursday, 20th June 2013 from 10am – 2pm
Where: Oxley St, Bourke