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Yarnin’ about yarndi

Posted on: 17 January, 2011
Issue: Vol 11 No 1, January 2011 – March 2011
Related to Illicit drug use Volatile substance use

Hall M, Koori AOD Workers Network Victoria (2010)
Yarnin’ about yarndi
Melbourne: Australian Drug Foundation

The Yarnin’ about yarndi kit was developed to encourage discussion around cannabis and to assist people in the Indigenous community to cut back, give up or use cannabis (yarndi) more safely. The Yarnin’ about yarndi kit contains:

  • a facilitators’ guide which explains how the DVD can be used, key points facilitators may explore and activity sheets designed to assist behaviour change
  • a DVD in which community members talk about the effects of cannabis use, and strategies that might help individuals stop, cut back, or use more safely; other health professionals provide important physical and mental health information
  • ten workbooks for participants to record their thoughts or responses to take away with them
  • a CD-ROM with PDFs of all written materials, so additional copies can be printed
  • three message sticks – “Giving up”, “Cutting back” and “Using safer”, designed to facilitate open conversations among participants
  • the “Tree of life” – this exercise is adapted from a technique used in narrative therapy which prioritises story telling

Australian Drug Foundation abstract

  • Contact details:
    • Australian Drug Foundation, 409 King Street, West Melbourne Vic  3003, PO Box 818, North Melbourne Vic 3051, Ph: 1300 85 85 84, Fax: (03) 9278 8165, Email:
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