Understand Ice is a campaign of Penington Institute funded by the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation and the William Buckland Foundation. We aim to support young people who are using ice, or contemplating using ice, their friends and family, through what can be a difficult period. For the person using, there is the stigma and fear of what people will think, coupled with the prospect that experimental or irregular use of ice can become regular and problematic use. For friends and family, dealing with a loved one using ice can range from a real concern, to what feels like a fully blown disaster. We want to empower people with knowledge and skills to help them manage their situation and encourage people to seek professional support when needed.
Understand Ice has been developed by Penington Institute, a not-for-profit organisation working with people affected by drug use. Penington Institute actively supports the adoption of approaches to drug use which promote safety and human dignity – and looks to addresses the complex issues related to drug use with knowledge and compassion.
The Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation supports initiatives which contribute to improving quality of life for those experiencing disadvantage and address important social issues and challenges. They have a strong history of supporting health promotion projects.
Penington Institute sincerely thanks the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation for their support in developing Understand Ice.
The mission of the William Buckland Foundation is “to support activities, organisations and projects which create lasting benefit for the Victorian community”. The Foundation focuses on:
Penington Institute is extremely grateful to the William Buckland Foundation for their support of the promotion of Understand Ice.
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