Students tackle impact of alcohol and drug misuse

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Your SAY, Your Call Competition

Students have their say about the negative impact of alcohol and drug misuse on youth mental health.

In a first for Western Australia, the WA Police is partnering with the Constable Care Child Safety Foundation to encourage WA students to actively become ‘Community Safety Champions’.

The inaugural ‘Your SAY, Your Call Competition 2017’ is an initiative where students aged 12 to 18 research an anti-drug and alcohol topic and create a short film to show how they could make their community drug free and alcohol aware.

With the negative impact of alcohol and other drug misuse on youth mental health as the competition’s theme, it’s designed to demonstrate the fundamental role that young people can play in promoting community safety and reducing crime.

“The Your SAY, Your Call Competition aims to harness students’ enthusiasm, innovation and creativity, to empower them to become educators of other youth on topical subjects,” SAY Project Manager Emma Solberg said.

The project culminates in an awards ceremony where the top 10 group entrants will share a prize pool worth more than $7,000. The winning group will also have the opportunity to work with the WA Screen Academy to turn their short film into a high quality interactive film that will be promoted to the WA community to address this important topic.

The Your SAY, Your Call Competition 2017 is a collaboration between the WA Police, Students Advising Youth (SAY) Project, and the Constable Care Child Safety Foundation’s youth brand, Your Call. It is proudly sponsored by the WA Lions Drug Education Foundation and NIB.

For more information and to get involved in the competition, visit www.yourcall.rocks.