Club Education (Barwon Region)

There are risk and protective factors that influence mental health, alcohol and drug harms for individuals and communities. Protective factors include strong, well connected communities, quality education, positive parenting, clear pathways from education to work for young people and reasonable levels of employment.

There are many programs supporting community action to reduce risk factors and strengthen protective factors against illegal drug use.  One of these is the Clubs that Care program run out of Leisure Networks. This program provides support and education for volunteers who want to be part of their club wellbeing team. 
The program provides increased awareness around the following: 
  • What to do if you suspect someone at your club is on drugs.
  • Drug and Alcohol services and how they can help.
  • Drug related issues - when is police involvement appropriate?
  • Developing an illicit drug policy for your club.