Cringe the Binge, Byron Youth Service’s initiative to reverse youth binge drinking, has received $20,000 from the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE).
Director of Byron Youth Service Di Mahoney says, ‘We will be using the funds to develop Community Action Packs that will help parents, educators, youth and community workers to tackle binge drinking issues in the local community.’
FARE chief executive Michael Thorn says, ‘Alcohol impacts negatively on too many lives. We need to be working together as a community to reduce this harm, and community projects such as these go some way towards achieving this goal.’
Other projects funded include a toolkit being developed by Lives Lived Well in Queensland to address young people’s drinking and a film and community forum project at Tennant Creek, Northern Territory, which uses puppets to inform and educate Indigenous Australians about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).
See more at fare.org.au.