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A community response to alcohol and other drug issues in the City of Yarra

Keep the MSIR and improve residential amenity

The Forum is committed to supporting the community to understand and address alcohol and drug related issues as primarily health issues and to work together to develop evidence-based services and strategies aimed at reducing harms associated with alcohol and drug use. The Forum supports the work of the Medically Supervised Injecting Room in North Richmond as a key strategy to prevent the significant number of drug overdose deaths that have at times in this community been overwhelming, where there has…

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Public Opinion, Crime & Justice
February 15, 2020

Public Opinion, Crime & Justice

Lunchtime Community Information Forum Take the opportunity over a sandwich to share information about your concerns, learn about evidence based approaches to minimizing harm from substance use, and connect with others who want to work collaboratively to improve things for the community. Monday, 2nd March 2020 Richmond Town Hall Public opinion, crime and justice Perceptions of crime rates and justice don’t always match the reality of everyday life. We live in a relatively safe society, but alarmist media can cause…

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2019 | Annual Meeting
November 1, 2019

2019 | Annual Meeting

https://youtu.be/C_gyPm5jvuE Kim Sykes is a resident of Yarra and has extensive clinical, policy, management and governance experience within the health system.  She is currently manager of education for the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (Vic Branch) and is Vice President of the Victorian Council of Social Services.  Kim’s previous positions have included: Chief Executive Officer for Bendigo Community Health Services; Executive Director of Nursing for Southern Health (now Monash Health) and concurrent program and site management roles;  Director of Service…

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Community Info Evening
August 23, 2019

Community Info Evening

Yarra AOD Community Info Evening https://youtu.be/y1JIbXnz2k4?list=PLoZk9YqGefSxlqUH3-ppXI2mDERPY-SuR The Yarra Drug & Health Forum (YDHF) is a community network project targeted at those living and working in the City of Yarra. YDHF meetings are an opportunity for community members and those with relevant expertise to share information in an environment focused on listening, learning and connecting. The YDHF evening community meetings are targeted at community members and those unable to attend meetings during regular business hours. These meetings will include short speeches…

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