As well as regular monthly meetings the YDHF also conducts a range of Community Forums throughout the year that address broader policy issues related to alcohol, drugs and other social, welfare and health issues. These events are intended to engage communities to develop a common understanding of local alcohol and drug issues.
YDHF engaged a consultant on the future direction of the forum. Consultant Jason met with a range of stakeholders and community members in mid-2019 and prepared an extensive report on his findings.
View the powerpoint summary of his findings, presented on Monday the 24th of June at Richmond Town Hall:
NOVEMBER 8TH, 2018
SEPTEMBER 26TH 2018
KEY NOTE SPEAKERS:
‘Groovin the Moo – A Pill Testing Success Story’
Mr Vumbaca is the former Executive Director of the Australian National Council on Drugs – a position he held for over 15 years – and which provided advice directly to the offices of the previous 4 Australian Prime Ministers (The Hon John Howard, The Hon Kevin Rudd, The Hon Julia Gillard and The Hon Tony Abbott) as well as numerous Ministers and senior officials.
‘Saving Lives – My Son’s Story – Is It Time to Consider Heroin Prescribing?’
Tony Trimingham started Family Drug Support after receiving many phone calls from families suffering the effects of illicit drugs after he went public about the death of his son Damien from a heroin drug overdose. He and his organisation have received many awards and accolades over the years. In April 2004 Tony was awarded ‘The National Rolleston Award’ by the International Harm Reduction Association in recognition for his outstanding work in supporting families. In 2005 Tony was honoured with an Order of Australia award for his work in the community.