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Help us tackle ICE and other drug use in Mansfield standard

MDH is launching an innovative local based approach to tackle ICE and other drug use in the Mansfield community. We are seeking to recruit interested members of the community to be a part of our steering committee. This committee will provide guidance and advice to our project team and help us make a real difference. The initial meeting will take place on Wednesday 1st November at 6:00pm at the Delatite Hotel Mansfield. Please RSVP to Tracy Rekers 03 5775 8805 or t.rekers@mdh.org.au.

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New Board Chair standard

Following the resignation of Jeremy Madin we are pleased to announce that Phillip Officer has been appointed as Board Chair of MDH. Pamela Dalgliesh has been appointed to the position of Deputy Chair. Information about our current Board members can be found by clicking the link MDH Board Members

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Local Drug Action Team standard

Great to be given the opportunity to do something about drug use in Mansfield; and in particular the use of Ice. In a joint submission with Mansfield Shire, we are one of 40 communities funded Australia-wide. It’s really important to be able to address this at a local level as too often we are overlooked by the agencies who are funded to tackle this regionally but don’t make it out of the larger cities. Research undertaken by the Penington Institute identified that a local approach to tackling drug use was the best approach and likely to be the most successful. Click here to read Minister Hunt’s announcement

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