Reaching Out

Reaching Out

Manchester community organisations are to reach out across the city and educate local Black and Minority communities on the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

10 community organisations have been recruited and trained by the Reaching Out project to act as referral agencies. They will campaign to address the lack of knowledge of the dangers of drugs and alcohol amongst the community they serve by delivering awareness sessions and acting as a signpost to support and treatment services available in Manchester.
Drugs and alcohol is a subject all to often quietened by taboo and broached with a lack of knowledge of complete ignorance in ethnic minority communities. This only serves to isolate people from health messages and warnings of the dangers that exist and the impact it has on the well being of individual and families. The participating organisations will work to bridge this knowledge gap amongst: Bangladeshis, Pakistanis, Kurdish, Somali, Chinese, African, Caribbean as well as a separate focus on young people in these communities by holding these drugs and alcohol awareness sessions.

Jawad Mahboob, Reaching Out Coordinator said:
“These sessions will be informal and friendly welcoming anyone wanting to help themselves find out about the issues surrounding drugs and alcohol”.

To find out when these sessions are being held with more information contact the Reaching Out project on 0161 232 5834 to find the nearest date and location.

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