On the 21st of February, SERDATF will launch its first ever three-year Strategy to tackle drug and alcohol misuse in the South East region. The event will be at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) Main Auditorium on the Cork Road campus, Waterford at 11am.

The Strategy has been developed over 12 months following public consultation and also a range of consultation events with target groups to ensure that the strategy meets evidenced need.  It has 6 Strategic Objectives covering areas such as education and early intervention with young people, families and parents; delivering integrated treatment and support for people to sustain recovery; supporting and rebuilding communities affected by drug-related crime and ASB; commissioning more and better research on trends in substance misuse and learning to build sound interventions to address these and building an effective partnership approach in the region through SERDATF.

The schedule for the launch is outlined below;

Time Item
11.00am Registration – Tea/Coffee
11.30am Call to order/Housekeeping
11.31am Welcome to WIT address by Prof. Willie Donnelly, President of WIT
11.40am Context Setting – Laurence Wrenne, Chairperson SERDATF
11.50am Snapshot from Situational Analysis, Dr. Michelle Foley, WIT
12.00pm Introduction to Lived Experience Panel, Laurence Wrenne
12.05pm Lived Experience Discussion: Marie Comerford, Oliver Cullen, Susan Doherty and Dr. Mike Watts
12.40pm Conclusion of Panel & Summary of Discussion – Paul Goff, HSE
12.50pm Strategy Launch – Laurence Wrenne
1.00pm Light Lunch

If you wish to attend please register through the following link