Mindframe for Alcohol and Other Drugs will be presenting at the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs (APSAD) conference from 10 - 13 November 2019.
Presenting at APSAD is an exciting opportunity to join experts in the alcohol and other drugs (AOD) sector, which hopes to advance and connect the sector to impact the lives of people with lived experience of substances. The conference aims to promote best practice in prevention, early intervention and treatment of AOD issues.
APSAD is an organisation for multi-disciplinary professionals who are involved in the sector. APSAD aims to provide support to a network of professionals in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific, to spread information and promote improved standards and research in the AOD and other related sectors.
In 2017, Everymind commissioned The University of Newcastle to review and summarise the media reporting of AOD in Australia and its impacts. Mindframe for Alcohol and Other Drugs will be presenting on the aims, methods and key findings from the Evidence Check: Media Reporting of Alcohol and Other Drugs.
The Evidence Check has played a key role in informing the Mindframe for Alcohol and Other Drugs guidelines for communicating about AOD. Everymind is grateful to Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin for allowing the team to present on this research.
“The Evidence Check shows the impact of media portrayal of AOD use on stigma and AOD behaviours, with recommendations for how to shape media reporting of AOD use to maximise public health benefits,” said Sara Bartlett, Mindframe Project Lead, Everymind.
“We look forward to sharing these insights and learning from key experts, working together to explore current and future opportunities to support those involved with AOD.”
For more information on Mindframe for Alcohol and Other Drugs and to access the Evidence Check and guidelines please see the website: www.mindframe.org.au/alcohol-other-drugs.
To stay up-to-date with the program and conference activities you can follow the Mindframe twitter @MindframeMedia or follow the hashtag #MindframeAOD.
Date: 10-13 November 2019
Topic: Mindframe for Alcohol and Other Drugs project staff, Clare Jones will lead the Everymind presentation highlighting the findings and key implications of the Evidence Check - Media Reporting of Alcohol and Other Drugs.