Here for Gladstone

The Gladstone Local Drug Action Team (LDAT) is an initiative supported by the Alcohol and Drug Foundation and facilitated by Rio Tinto Here for Gladstone.

The LDAT is made up of members of the local community including representatives from Lives Lived Well, Bridges, Roseberry Qld, Family Drug Support, CQHHS, Safe Nite out, Wide Bay PHN, Anglican Parish Mens Shelter and Lived Experience, and Salvation Army.  The project for 2020 is based on empowering those with lived experience to share their story and become peer leaders.

 

Lived Experience Workforce Community Action Plan

Over 2020, the Local Drug Action Team will roll out is Lived Experience Workforce Community Action Plan.  This plan involved working with key partners of the Gladstone Community to:

  • Increase 10 lived experience individual’s confidence to engage with others as peer leaders by supporting them to complete a qualification in peer work.
  • Increase the number of people with lived experience feeling increased levels of self-confidence and positive social connection.
  • Increase in career opportunities for peer leaders who complete qualification
  • Through engagement with 10 peer leaders, increase at risk people in the community’s knowledge of the harms associated with risky drinking and drug use

If you are interested in finding out more about this initiative, Contact the project facilitator, Dani Harrison at dani.harrison@riotinto.com

 

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