Odyssey House is the lead consortium partner along with Bila Muuji Aboriginal Corporation Health Service (BMACHS), Karralika House and The Buttery to deliver information and education about drugs and alcohol in locations as part of the Community Drug & Action Teams (CDATs). Funded by NSW Health from 2021 to 2023 the consortium will manage the program, supporting CDATs to deliver prevention activities and help reduce drug and alcohol related harms in local communities.

The state-wide CDAT network is supported by an Advisory Group comprising representatives from health, police, justice, research, education, consumer rights, local health districts and primary health networks. Community Drug & Alcohol Teams are an informal group of community members, local health districts personnel and representative from other government and non-government agencies who volunteer their time to work together on alcohol and other drug (AOD) issues affecting their local communities.

Narelle Blackhall and Catherine Noble, Community Development Officers (CDOs) for Western and Far Western NSW role is to assist in supporting the CDATs to deliver supports to individuals & families who are dealing with alcohol and drug problems.

Western NSW
Narelle Blackhall covering the Condobolin, Forbes/Parkes, Orange and Wellington communities
Ph: 0448 726 043

Far Western NSW
Catherine Noble covering Walgett, Lightning Ridge and Collarenebri communities
Ph: 0448 737 051

Program Delivery:

  • Work closely with assigned CDATs to support their operations and activities.
  • Support the development, planning and execution of activities for assigned CDATs, working to ensure proposed activities meet criteria likely to lead to success (i.e., they are evidence based, measurable, and fit with the current regional priorities).
  • Support assigned CDATs to apply for funding to carry out their activities.
  • Support assigned CDATs to deliver and report on activities.
  • Work with the Line Manager to plan and conduct an annual Regional Forum and to develop a Regional Action Plan as a key deliverable of the forum.

Community Drug and Alcohol Team

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