Who is the Federation Primary Prevention Team – Alcohol & Drugs (FPPT)?
The FPPT is a coalition of community members, representatives from government agencies, non- government service providers and others who respond to alcohol and other drug issues in our community by developing and implementing primary prevention and harm minimisation activities.
How is the FPPT supported and funded?
The FPPT is auspiced by Federation Council.
Federation Council also provides funding for initiatives and interventions, together with the Alcohol & Drug Foundation’s Local Drug Action Team program, NSW Health’s Community Drug Action program and other government and community sources when available.
A significant amount of in-kind is provided by all organisations and members involved, including planning, administration, project management and implementation.
Other partnerships are also entered into where there is opportunity to deliver joint programs.
What is Primary Prevention?
“The goal of primary prevention is to address the causes of alcohol and other drug use to protect people from developing a dependency in the first place.”
Causes are wide ranging, and can include (but are not limited to) poor mental health, peer pressures, unemployment, financial stress and trauma.
What does the FPPT aim to do?
The FPPT aims to take a strategic approach towards implementing evidenced based primary prevention interventions ie. those interventions that are supported by evidence that they will be effective based on data and the profile of the local community.
The FPPT aims to:
Develop and maintain up to date data and information (National, State, Local) on alcohol & drug related causes, trends and best practice that informs the work of the FPPT and is shared with other agencies and community who provide services within the Federation Council area.
Plan, develop and implement sustainable interventions that target the causes of alcohol & drug dependency for people living in the Federation Council area, assist in minimising harm and increase protective factors.
Build strong partnerships with local service providers and government and non-government organisations across a range of sectors that support primary prevention, by encouraging stakeholder and community engagement and participation.
Create awareness and knowledge within the community on how to limit or minimise exposure to risky behaviour around alcohol and other drugs, particularly the importance of healthy lifestyles as a preventative factor, including, recreational pursuits, positive relationships with parents, family members and other role models, being engaged in a school or community environment, and spiritual beliefs.
With this in mind, we work to build safe, healthy and resilient communities with low prevalence of risk factors and high prevalence of protective factors.
When does the FPPT meet?
Meetings are held weekly, 8.15am – 9.15am each Wednesday.
Members and guests are located from across the Council area as well as the region, therefore, meetings are held via video conferencing.
Who are members of FPPT?
Current members of the 2021/2022 FPPT include:
- Amaranth Foundation.
- One Door Mental Health.
- Corowa Health Service.
- Corowa Skate Park Committee.
- NSW Police.
- Federation Council.
- Alcohol & Drug Foundation (key partner).
- Odyssey House & Karralika Programs (key partners).
Current Membership Vacancies
Nominations for representatives for the FPPT are open for membership.
The committee currently has 6 vacant community representative positions.
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