A program of check-in walks and talks designed to create connection for members of drug and alcohol teams (CDATs) and their families and friends. The walks can either be completed virtually using meeting technologies such as Zoom or in local parks adhering to the relevant physical distancing or lockdown rules in place in each location.
A library of topics has been created by the ADF and as the leader, you choose a suitable topic for your walk and send the details to your group/s with the date and time of the walk and what you want participants to do.
People from all age groups and abilities are welcome to join. It is recommended that separate groups be run if you have a wide range of people in your CDAT membership.
If the walk is targeted at a specific cultural group or community, it is suggested walks be organised by leaders or elders from this community. E.g. migrant families from a particular cultural background
For example, you could have the following groups
“People from all age groups and abilities are welcome to join.”
The ADF has created a library of topics for the walks that can be used to focus the conversation on. There is a range of topic areas to choose. The topics are provided as inspiration for discussions, there are no right answers and each conversation will be different. You may have your own ideas.
Wellbeing: To help you look after yourself & find some balance in life
Stories: To learn from listening to people’s experiences… and be inspired by different people’s journeys in life
Learning: To discover something new & feed your curiosity for life
Fun: To inject a bit of light-hearted fun & laughter
Full details on how to run Walk with Me can be found in the Leaders Guide. You can also speak to your Community Development Officer at the Alcohol and Drug Foundation.