Farming is a dangerous industry. Farming, fishing and forestry accounted for 23% of all workplace deaths in 2014. with farming alone recorded 20% (38 people) of those deaths. Dr Julaine Allan Senior Research Fellow, Charles Sturt University and Deputy CEO at Lyndon, writes about how rural workplaces are made more dangerous by drugs and alcohol This […]
Our next story is about a man who achieved what he never thought was possible. It’s a success story about getting clean and Stewart Lawson-Whitney wants to inspire locals struggling with addiction to accept it won’t be easy but it will be worth it.
Dr Julaine Allan Senior Research Fellow, Charles Sturt University and Deputy CEO at Lyndon, writes about the drug commonly known as ‘Ice’ – uncovering some home truths about this highly addictive drug and interesting history not commonly known. This article appeared on the conversation.com in July 2016.
Minister Prue Goward presented Lyndon with the highly prestigious award for Excellence and Innovation in Health Promotion for the ‘Drug and Alcohol First Aid’ workshop. The award was conferred at the annual Network of Alcohol and Drug Agencies conference on 6 June, 2016 at the Grace Hotel, Sydney in front of 200 guests.
Anyone suffering a heart attack has a better chance of survival if medical or first aid-trained people are on the scene to help, but even with the best of training first responders may be limited in what they can do if a defibrillator is needed but not available.