Josh Snowdon (Manager of Lyndon Outreach Service), Minister Goward (Minister for Mental Health) and Ed Zarnow (CEO of Lyndon).

National Award for Excellence and Innovation in Health Promotion for Lyndon’s ‘Drug and Alcohol First Aid’ workshop

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.

Drug and Alcohol First Aid

Drug and Alcohol First Aid delivers up to date information on drugs and alcohol, addresses how to identify problem use and provides practical information on how to talk to someone about their substance use in a non-confrontational way as well as how to respond to intoxication and overdose.

Network of Alcohol and Drug Agencies (NADA) Award for Excellence and Innovation

The award recognises excellence and innovation in health promotion to reduce alcohol and drug related harms, which includes harm reduction, community development and prevention activities.

There are two types of training available in the Drug and Alcohol First Aid package – one for community services and one for workplace safety.  For more information please see http://drugandalcoholhelp.org.au/

About Lyndon

Lyndon provides drug and alcohol services through inpatient and outpatient treatment models including withdrawal, rehabilitation, counselling, group work and education.  Lyndon has services in the central west, Dubbo, the Blue Mountains, Bega and also provides education to townships in the far west.

http://www.lyndon.org.au/

About NADA

The Network of Alcohol and other Drugs Agencies (NADA) is the peak organisation for the non-government alcohol and other drugs sector in NSW. NADA’s vision is a connected and sustainable sector providing quality evidence based programs to reduce alcohol and drug related harms to NSW communities.

For more information please contact Dr Julaine Allan, Deputy CEO on 6361 2300 or email jallan@lyndon.org.au .

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