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News - January 2020

Containers for Change

31st January 2020

CTC has registered for Containers for Change under the name “South Burnett CTC Gift Fund” to make it easy for anyone who wishes to donate their refunds to us.

Our registration number is C10233869. Please quote this registration number at the collection point.

All proceeds will go to CTC's Emergency Relief fund, which is always struggling to meet needs.

If you wish to support this fundraising please share the above information in your circles.

Thank you on behalf of the eventual beneficiaries!

Healthy Pregnancies & Bright Futures

24th January 2020

The Local Drug Action Team will be launching the “Healthy Pregnancies and Bright Futures” project from Monday 3 February to Friday 7 February 2020.

“Healthy Pregnancies and Bright Futures” aims to raise community awareness about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and create supportive communities for pregnant women.

Launch events will be held at Kingaroy and Nanango Libraries with guest speakers, free morning teas and art activities.

The events will be held on the following dates and times:
• Kingaroy Library 3 February 2020 at 10am
• Nanango Library 4 February 2020 at 10am

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Upcoming Community Expo and Information Sessions

9th January 2020

To download the flyers click the following town names where the sessions are being held:   MURGON      KINGAROY


Are You Supporting Someone With An Alcohol or Drug Issues?

Wednesday 5th February 2020 - at Graham House Murgon

Come along to Graham House in Murgon on Wednesday 5th February, 2020 from 8:30am.

What a great opportunity to talk to services face to face.  At least 10 organizations will be present to share what they do and how to access them.  It will be place for people of the community to come and find information and assistance in their journey.  The Expo will run from 8:30am to 10:30am with a morning tea provided.  Deputy Mayor, Kathy Duff will open the event at 9am. 

Some of the services committed to the event –

  • Drug Arm – Breakthrough For Families - (working with families and loved ones of drug and alcohol misusers)
  • Family Drug Support (FDS) is an Australia wide organization - (Support to families across Australia who are impacted by someone else’s alcohol and/or drug use.)
  • Lives Lived Well – AOD with free counselling
  • Queensland Council of Social Services (QCOSS) (this peak body works to change government policy for the lower income earner)
  • QAIHC - Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council
  • CRAAICHS – Cherbourg Regional Aboriginal & Islander Community Controlled Health Services
  • Murgon Men’s Shed and Mavis (Mavis is an older vehicle, travels to different locations to talk about Mental Health Issues, mainly with older men)
  • QNADA – Queensland Network of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies
  • Local Drug Action Team will be giving out red balloons with their information

Mark your calendar and come along for a morning of information and a yummy morning tea. Because – Knowledge is Power.  Drug and Alcohol misuse is a problem in our society and where do we look for help.

A workshop on Breakthrough Our Way will run after the Expo and people are welcome to stay and find out more about the program.  Looking to wrap up the day about 1.30.

For further information please contact –

Christelle Withers-Mayne Manager Graham House - 41698400

Lyndell Richards Family Support Officer Drug Arm - Phone 0437509297

A little more information just for you.

February will be an exciting month as training is rolling out throughout our region.  Cherbourg Regional Aboriginal and Islander Controlled Health Services (CRAICCHS), Goonbir in Dalby and Goolburri in Toowoomba through that week 3rd to 7th February.  Breakthrough For Families has an indigenous program called Breakthrough Our Way.  This program was put together by QAIHC and a group of indigenous people with all the graphics designed by this team.  This is just part of the picture.