Not Even hits Waitara

17 September 2012

Not Even is a fun, educational free evening for young people of about 12 to 15 years living in Waitara and their parents. Not Even is to be held at Waitara High School on Thursday 27th of September.

The aim of the night is to help young people and their parents develop strategies to communicate effectively about things that are important to them such as alcohol and drug issues, using a positive and supportive environment said Taranaki DHB Health Promoter Jason Matthews. “For this reason it is important that both the young people and their parents attend together”.

The programme consists of a fun multi choice quiz designed to encourage open discussion. The event also showcases local talent including musicians, dancers speakers and MC.

“The famous satirical cartoonist Tom Scott is the key note speaker for the night and discusses his experiences writing the book ‘The Great Brain Robbery – What everyone should know about teenagers and drugs’,” said Mr Matthews.

To encourage active participation from young people and their parents, prizes are being donated by Waitara business, and given out at the event. Young people who are present with a parent will be in the draw. There will also be a major spot prize for the parents attending.

‘Not Even’ is a collaborative project led by Waitara Alive and supported by the Waitara Police, Waitara High School, Taranaki DHB, Public Health Unit and the Action on Alcohol in Taranaki group, The event has been planned in conjunction with Waitara Parents and Youth.

Not Even is held at Waitara High School on Thursday 27th of September between 6.30 – 9.30pm.

For further information contact
Jason Matthews
Taranaki DHB Public Health Unit
Ph 06 753 6139

Last updated: Monday, September 17, 2012

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