2. Get advice before you start

get-advice-before-you-startBefore you rush in to tackle alcohol-related harms in your community, it’s a good idea to take a step back and seek out some advice. Addressing alcohol-related problems, while very rewarding, can be difficult, and some strategies work better than others. You don’t want to go and actually make the problem worse! Contacting us is a good place to start. We’ll be able to guide you through the process of planning and rolling out your project. Our team won’t be able to “do” the project for you. But we can point you in the right direction to make sure you get more out of your project. We can also take you through the templates in this guide. But remember, you or your group/organisation has to do all the heavy lifting!
Consider the various settings for your community alcohol project. Your project will be more effective if it has a presence in a few different settings. Linking up with already existing programs is a good way to do this. Some examples of relevant settings could be:
  • workplaces
  • health services
  • sporting clubs
  • licensed venues
  • schools
  • the media
  • interest groups.