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
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.