The next stage of developing your Community Action Plan is determining what activity and associated steps your group will deliver.
A number of activities have been shown to be effective in preventing and minimising alcohol and other drug-related harms.
Different groups at different stages of the lifespan will have certain attitudes, behaviours and demographics that need to be considered. The Alcohol and Other Drug Lifecycle planner and supporting document provides guidance on the activities best suited to support each stage as you confirm issues and target audience.
Find the Alcohol and other drug issues across the lifespan document on the confirming your local issue and target audience page.
|Positive Parenting||0-5 years|
|Alcohol and Pregnancy||0-5 years|
|Education in Schools: Primary/Secondary/ TAFE/Higher Education||12-20 years|
|Supporting Teenagers||12-30 years|
|Peer Support||6-30 years|
|Strong and Connected Communities||All audiences|
|Involving Volunteers||30-70+ years|
|Alcohol, Other Drugs and Older People||30-70+ years|
|Community Participation in Liquor Licencing||All audiences|
|Supporting someone close to you||30-70 years|
|Pharmaceutical Information and Education||30-70+ years|
Consider the following questions when selecting your activity to ensure it is a good fit with your group and local community:
You may feel that further work is needed before you can decide on the best intervention for your community.
This may involve consultation with the community to gather their views and start engaging them in the ongoing work. If you need to do initial work with your community to confirm your activity, your first Community Action Plan may be short term, with community consultation and planning as its focus.
The Alcohol and Drug Foundation’s suite of toolkits provide guidance on the key steps to deliver the interventions, resources required, potential partners and measures of success. Read through the relevant toolkits to help you choose the best approach for your issue and your community.