June 21, 2024 3:27 PM

Numbers at hand to help


The Muswellbrook and Upper Hunter Community Drug Action TEAM (CDAT) have released a magnet to help get support numbers into homes.

While brainstorming ideas about how they can keep engaging and supporting the community Senior Constable Sheree Gray said they came up with the idea of a magnet.

“That is where people might need it more than other places,” she said.

“For families affected by alcohol and other substance misuse there is an information line that they can get on and get information about how they can help people.

“Families are hugely affected by misuse of substance and they need advice on how to support the people having issues.”

The magnet has is a seven piece jigsaw puzzle with each section covering a different aspect of the message CDAT wanted to get out including local support services, 24 hour support lines and how to help in an overdose.

The CDAT is made up of local councils, youth and community services and police who work together to reduce substance misuse in the community and providing supporting for those who need it.

They hope that having the magnet in homes helps start conversations as well as having help at hand when needed.

Imagery on the magnet includes elements of the artwork at Simpson Park in Muswellbrook of the serpent and Yarning circle to reflect the local connections and inclusion of all cultures.

Community members who have snapped up a magnet from local libraries, the Scone Neighbourhood Centre or Upper Hunter Community Services have the opportunity to win by simply snapping a photo of it in their home.

Text a photo to 0437 339 066 or email up*************@gm***.com to be in the running to win Harvey Norman vouchers.