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


This Bulletin reviews recent National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre (NCPIC) activity to address cannabis use among young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. A camp for young males from the area around mid-western New South Wales provided an opportunity to raise their awareness of cannabis, its use, and potential risks. The camp had an emphasis on ‘culture’, healthy physical activities, as well as periods of information sharing and knowledge clarification and acquisition, utilising a variety of media, for example, art and music. The hope was that once the young men returned to their families, peer groups and communities, they would feel capable of sharing what they had learned. Bulletin includes tools used in the workshops and presentations.

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