Youths have been learning how to save-a-mate in an emergency.
Earlier this month the Australian Red Cross ran their save-a-mate (SAM) workshop.
More than 20 young people came to the workshop at Stratton Edge Youth Centre.
The save-a-mate (SAM) program provides young people with the skills to prevent, recognise and respond to emergencies caused by alcohol and other drugs.
The workshop was run during Youth Week. Youths looked at risk factors for an overdose, what one looks like and what to do if someone has one. Together, the trainers and the youths also created a painting.
Youth Program Activities Coordinator Skye Groenveld said the youths enjoyed the workshop.
They learnt how to put someone into the recovery position, and participated in a group painting for Youth Week.
Rise Community Network provides a number of services for youth. This includes a youth centre, safe house, transitional centre and helping teenagers to get their driver’s licence. Read more here.