Case studies and stories

Thorne Harbour Country – Let’s talk about it

“There’s still a lot of stigma in some communities around being different. One of the ways that queer people can cope with these stresses is to use either drugs or alcohol as a way of escaping the sense of being disapproved of.”

Hepburn’s young people are cooking up a storm

“The Cook, the Chef and Us is a mental wellbeing program designed to target young people who are at risk of disengagement from education.”


Peer-to-peer support for isolated teens

“I think the desire of organisations in the Blue Mountains to join the LDAT Program really evolved out of a recognition that it provided a new pathway to extend and deepen their work in the community to reduce AOD harms,”…