International Overdose Awareness Day

The world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose, remember without stigma those who have died and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind.

This year we:

  • Stimulate discussion about overdose prevention and drug policy
  • Provide basic information on the range of support services that are available
  • Inform people around the world about the risk of overdose.

August 31 is a time to remember. A time to act.

Calling all artists!!

We invite you to create an original piece of art to be displayed at the Cranes for Change art exhibition held at RANT Arts Gallery on August 31, 2021 from 10.00am.

The exhibition is a commemoration of those lost to overdose and the hope of preventing further deaths in the future.

There will be prizes for the top community chosen artworks and a chance to feature your artwork at the RANT Arts Gallery!

The rules:

  • Exhibit to be an original art work
  • Exhibition piece to be created around this year’s theme.

For more information, contact us on 1800 243 232 and ask for Sean Robinson or Ruth Rowlands.

What if I dont have time to submit an artwork?

SENBAZURU is the art of folding 1,000 paper cranes. It is said that if you fold 1,000 paper cranes and make a wish, it will come true.

We are calling on members of the Tasmanian community to help fold Japanese origami paper cranes to raise awareness of overdose.

You can pick up FREE origami paper packs at:

Bring your cranes on the day, 31 August, to contribute to a community artwork. Cranes can also be dropped off before the exhibition at the Anglicare Devonport office or YFCC Devonport.

Thank you for your support

  • Anglicare's alcohol and other drug support services

    Anglicare cares about people whose lives are being affected by alcohol and other drugs.

    We provide a comprehensive range of alcohol and other drug support services to help individuals, their families or carers.

    Our support is free and confidential.

    Our services include:

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  • Youth, Family and Community Connections

    Youth, Family & Community Connections (YFCC) is a not-for-profit, community organisation that provides a range of services to young people, families and individuals in communities across the North West Coast and West Coast of Tasmania.

    YFCC offers a diverse range of flexible and accessible programs that promote the wellbeing and safety of children, young people and families and have been delivering services in the local community for over 40 years.

    Their services include:

    • Emergency Relief Programs
    • Family Support Services
    • Fit For Work Employment Program
    • Junction Hubs – one stop intake service for young people
    • Needle and Syringe Program
    • Treatment and Counselling Sservices for drugs and alcohol
    • Youth Supported Accommodation including crisis and transitional accommodation
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  • Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council Tasmania

    Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council Tasmania (ATDC) is the peak body representing and supporting community organisations, and the people they assist, to reduce alcohol, tobacco and other drug related harm for all Tasmanians.

    ATDC plays a vital role in leading, collaborating and advocating for increased investment into treatment services.

    ATDC supports the sector by delivering training, networking and information sharing opportunities, as well as undertaking policy and advocacy projects with, and on behalf of our members.

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  • RANT Arts

    RANT Arts is a not-for-profit peak arts organisation based in regional Tasmania.

    They are a creative producer, facilitator, administrator and advocate for the arts with priorities in regional arts, youth arts and health and wellbeing in the arts.

    RANT Arts is focused upon building the capacity of Tasmanian artists, arts workers, organisations and communities, we provide a wide array of support services, programs and projects.

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