TIS and Deadly Cru travels to the Karalundi Community to deliver health promotion activities

Published on Tuesday, 3 November 2020 at 1:53:48 PM

The GRAMS Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) and Deadly Cru teams went on a remote trip to the Karalundi Community to facilitate culturally safe community education and health promotion activities to encourage healthy lifestyles.

Smoking is the leading contributor to disease and premature mortality among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. The TIS team provided smoking education focusing on sharing the health impacts of smoking to help support smoking prevention and cessation.

The Deadly Cru team provided drug and alcohol education, addressing the negative impacts of substance abuse such as leading to disease, psychiatric illness including depression and anxiety and abuse or violence.

The group engaged with students of the Karalundi Community Seventh-day Adventist school which included students who came from as far away as Newman, Broome, Kununurra, Derby and Halls Creek.

The highlight of the trip was having a BBQ on the last night in the town of Meekatharra for the Karalundi and Meekatharra children. There were also rugby, football and basketball activities that ran from 5:00pm to 9:00pm at the local Sports and Recreation oval.

It was an honour and pleasure to deliver the educational programs to the Karalundi Community and we look forward to visiting again.

Karalundi Community

Karalundi Community Seventh-day Adventist school

BBQ at local sports and recreation oval

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