DrinkWise Australia and Red Dust now have a 3 year partnership agreement to support our Red Dust Alcohol Education & Community Liaison Program.
DrinkWise Australia is an independent not-for-profit organisation focused on promoting change towards a healthier and safer drinking culture in Australia. Their vision is to improve the drinking culture so that consuming alcohol too young and to excess is considered undesirable. Their activities aim to affect generational change in the way all Australians consume alcohol. Drink Wise achieve this vision through national information and education campaigns.
It is commonly acknowledged that the Indigenous population in Alice Springs (and those living in town camps) are among the most at risk Australians in terms of the adverse affects related to the harmful levels of alcohol consumption. Red Dust is committed to collaborative partnerships which lead to improving individual and community well-being.
The Red Dust Alcohol Education & Community Liaison Program program involves regular (usually weekly) and flexible ‘yarning circle’ style meetings of 1-2 hours within a safe and supportive environment for Aboriginal men and also students in Alice Springs secondary schools.