DRUGS AWARENESS INITIATIVE WELL RECEIVED IN FERMOY
The Southern Regional Drugs Task Force have welcomed the leadership shown by the gardai in Fermoy and the Fermoy Community Drugs Initiative in organising a recent drugs awareness training day for employees of Quinn-healthcare.
The project involved Andrew Geary the local community garda and Martina Munnelly the community outreach drugs worker discussing the topics of drug and alcohol misuse.
Garda Geary outlined the different types of drugs and their effects on the body and offered advice on how the Fermoy Community Drugs Initiative can support young people and their families who have any issues with drugs and alcohol in the area.
The talks ran for the full day and eight separate groups attended between 9am and 5pm. The feedback was very positive and staff seemed to have enjoyed the sessions.
It is hoped to repeat the initiative again in the future. Fermoy Community Drugs Initiative offers support to young people aged between 12-25 who have any issues with drugs and alcohol.
Chris Black, coordinator of the Southern Regional Drugs Task Force said, “All too often drugs awareness campaigns are delivered at a local level to schools, parents associations and the like, with the workplace ignored completely.
" We hope the awareness day will have been of benefit to the employees of Quinn-healthcare, not only in improving their knowledge about the drugs situation, but also in raising their awareness of the services on offer in the region, should they or their families ever need to access support.”
Thursday 16th October 6:36pm