2019 Strong Spirit Strong Mind Aboriginal Alcohol and Other Drug Awards

Parliamentary Secretary Hon. Alanna Clohesy MLC congratulated the 2019 Strong Spirit Strong Mind award winners at a dinner held at the Hyatt Regency Perth on Thursday 15 August 2019.

The Strong Spirit Strong Mind Aboriginal Alcohol and other Drug Awards acknowledge the outstanding work and contributions achieved in the Aboriginal alcohol and other drug field.

Specialist alcohol and other drug services throughout Western Australia work to provide culturally secure prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and support services to the whole community

Congratulations to the winners:

WA Aboriginal Alcohol and other Drug Worker of the Year

Award Winner - Averil Scott, Women’s Health & Family Services (Northbridge)
Acknowledgment: Stephen Morrison, Goldfields Community Alcohol Drug Service/Hope Community Services

Innovative and Culturally Secure Aboriginal Alcohol and other Drug Program

Award Winner: Wungening Aboriginal Corporation (East Perth) - Solid Ground Day Program
Acknowledgment: Breakaway Aboriginal Corporation (Bunbury) - Breakaway Aboriginal Youth Program; Goldfields Community Alcohol and Drug Service/Hope Community Services – Goodway Program; Bloodwood Tree Association Inc – AOD Outreach Program Warralong, Yandeyarra and Marble Bar

Partnership Award

Award Winner: Hope Community Services and Goldfields Youth Justice – Back to Country Bush Trips

Organisation Recognition Award

Award Winner - Bloodwood Tree Association Inc (South Hedland)
Acknowledgment: Hope Community Services Goldfields

Congratulations also to winners of the Local Drug Action Groups (LDAG) Inc. Community In Action Awards.

The awards took place during Working Together, Creating Change 2019 - 2019 Western Australian Aboriginal Alcohol and other Drug Workers Forum / LDAG State Conference, hosted by WANADA and LDAG Inc. with support from the WA Mental Health Commission, the Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA, and Lotterywest.

For more information, please contact WANADA on (08) 6557 9400 or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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