COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

The WASUA Community Development Program promotes Harm Reduction, Safer Injecting and WASUA services by providing education and information to the wider community in both metro and regional areas.

WASUA’s Community Development work aims to address some of the stigma and discrimination that exists in the wider community towards the drug using community and also to develop and maintain partnerships with key stakeholders including health agencies, community services, other AOD agencies, peer networks and community members.

WASUA receives regular requests from stakeholders and communities across the state to present and co facilitate training and education sessions from a peer perspective. WASUA staff are frequently consulted by a range of AOD services, health agencies, consumers and members of the public for advice on specific issues.

WASUA has stalls at community events throughout the year to further promote Harm Reduction and to distribute AOD and Safer Injecting resources to the people who attend the events. The events that WASUA attends include Homeless Connect, Pride Fair Day, Hepatitis Day and NAIDOC Week. Events such as these are a great opportunity to network with other agencies, and to promote WASUA services.

Get in touch with our Community Development Worker, Di, email cdw@wasua.com.au or phone 08) 9325 8387, for more information or to order some Resources.