Alcohol education tackles anti-social behaviour

The Town of Port Hedland and the Port Hedland Alcohol Management Working Group have partnered with the Department of Health and Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia to roll out an Alcohol Education and Prevention campaign, targeted at assisting community members who may be dealing with binge drinking and excessive consumption of alcohol.

The Town of Port Hedland is encouraging local businesses and organisations to join the campaign by displaying the glossy A1 posters that have been created to promote the campaign.

“The campaign posters have been specially designed by the Town and Port Hedland Alcohol Management Working Group to elicit emotional responses from the community to raise awareness about the significance of binge drinking and excessive alcohol consumption and the effects it has on personal and family environments,” said Mayor Kelly Howlett.

“It is important for community members to know there are large support networks in the Town available to help them address their binge drinking or excessive alcohol consumption.

“The Alcohol Education and Prevention campaign is part of the Town’s strategy to improve anti-social behaviour and address the underlying causes to create a safer community for our residents.”

The campaign will run over the next 12 months and will include a local advertising campaign highlighting the effects of binge drinking and excessive alcohol consumption.