Community Action on Youth & Drugs

The aim of Community Action on Youth & Drugs (CAYAD) is to reduce alcohol and drug related harm in and to young people.

About this Service

CAYAD uses a community action approach to engage communities to address the conditions and environments in which young people live that increase the risk of their harmful use of alcohol and other drugs.

The focus of the work CAYAD does is on increasing informed community discussion and debate about issues related to alcohol and other drugs; working with others to adopt effective policies and practices to reduce alcohol and other drug related harm; increasing local capacity to support young people in education, employment and recreation; and reducing supply of alcohol and other drugs to young people.

CAYAD works with populations in communities so is able to work with hapū, marae, Iwi, schools, Sports Clubs, and other groups in our community.

Service Features

Some of the work CAYAD has been involved with has included:

  • Ongoing Planning and Facilitation of Whakatane District Council Marae Based Drink Driving Programme
  • Facilitation and Development of Youth Resilience Programme
  • Recreational Activity Opportunities for Taiohi in collaboration with
    Eastern Bay C.A.Y.A.D Sites.
  • Misuse of Drugs Act 1975 Amendment Submissions.
  • Ngāti Awa Hapū Challenge
  • Te Teko Rangatahi Programme

Works with others in the community (Whakatane District Council, Whakatane Probation Service, local schools, etc) to implement awareness on alcohol and drugs and the impact this has on the community

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Contact Us

If you would like information about this service, please reach out to our friendly team via the contact page.

“Thank you very much for adding more tools and info to my kete.  I will do everything I can to make sure I change to become a better man.”

Sourced from Mataatua Rohe Impaired Driving Programme facilitated by CAYAD


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