ALAC (The Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand) has a number of resources available. On 14 June 2012 it released 'TAIHOA - Ease up on the drink'. This bilingual resource was developed to engage and support Maori to make positive choices around alcohol use.
Other resources available include:
- MAP – to help young people ‘map out’ their identity, hopes and aspirations.
- The Catalyst - a project planning tool to help young people/youth leaders develop alcohol harm reduction projects in their communities.
- Ease up on the drink - a booklet developed to help communities, agencies, organisations and groups to effectively use the Ease up on the drink campaign messages, advertising and resources in their projects, programmes and/or day-to-day work.
- Drinking and your baby – a pamphlet with advice about not drinking while pregnant or breastfeeding. Available in eight languages.
See the ALAC website www.alac.org.nz/research-resources/latest-resources to view and download resources.
Mental wellness resources in six languages
The Mental Health Foundation, in partnership with a sub-group of Christchurch’s Refugee and New Migrant Forum, has developed a series of resources translated into Nepali, Chinese, Farsi, Somali, Amharic (from the Horn of Africa) and Arabic. These cover:
- Connect (relationship-building)
- Be active (exercise for wellbeing)
- Take notice (being present in the moment)
- Keep learning (for confidence and mental wellbeing)
- Give (even small gestures are rewarding)
Social justice fact sheets
The Social Justice Commission of the Anglican Church of Aotearoa & Polynesia has some new fact sheets on its website www.justice.net.nz. These include:
- Employment law changes
- Beneficiaries and contraception
- Making a submission to Parliament
Celebrating achievements of former refugees living in Nelson
New Beginnings: Refugee Stories – Nelson, is a collection of 13 stories of former refugees settled in Nelson who have had success in areas such as school, sports, culture groups, work or business. The publication was the vision of Sue Leya, a former refugee living in Nelson.
The project aims to inform the wider community of the history of refugee settlement in the region, as well as providing a resource that demonstrates all the positive input of former refugees into the community.
The book can be viewed on www.nelsonmulticultural.co.nz after the official launch on World Refugee Day, 20 June 2012.