Thank you to Jamie Everingham, Remy Spring and Yasmin Kirkham, who recently completed valuable student placements, internships and volunteer roles at WANADA.
Jamie is enrolled in her final year of a Health Science degree at Curtin University and is also employed at UWA as a research assistant. Jamie is keen to support improved health outcomes for vulnerable populations, with a focus on alcohol and other drugs, mental health and sexual health. While on placement at WANADA, Jamie reviewed and revised WANADA's student induction pack.
Remy is completing a Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences with a pathway to Medicine at UWA. Born and raised in the Perth hills, he is enthused about improving the lives of Australians who are affected by alcohol and other drugs. Remy undertook a research and policy development internship at WANADA through the UWA McCusker Centre for Citizenship. As part of this internship, Remy supported the development of WANADA's draft position paper " pdf Self-determination: Active involvement in the alcohol and other drug service system to support Aboriginal community self-determination (218 KB) ."
Following on from a placement at the Mental Health Commission, Yasmin chose to volunteer at WANADA, working in policy and advocacy. Yasmin completed her degree in Political Science and International Relations and Psychology at UWA in 2019 and commences a Law degree in 2020.
Thanks to the many other students who have chosen to take up placements and volunteer roles in the alcohol and other drug sector over the year. We wish you all the best.
Thanks also to the alcohol and other drug services who have embraced the opportunity to host placements.