Addiction

Charge of My Money

Wesley Mission is pleased to advise that we have funding to deliver Wesley Missions, in Charge of My Money Program to prevent gambling harm by providing early intervention awareness.

We have Wesley In Charge of My Money contextualised to Youth, Domestic Violence Clients, Clients experience Drug & Alcohol Addiction (to The Energy Literacy component) shows clients how to read energy bills, reduce costs, avoid bill shock, and where to get financial assistance and support if they can’t pay their bills. 

Wesley Mission’s in Charge of My Money Program is an interactive Financial Literacy program designed to provide knowledge, understanding, and skills necessary to make informed and effective money management decisions. This course is useful in providing information about good money management and encourages participants to take charge of their money, the program will also assist participants in how they think about money by giving them the tools to achieve financial objectivity and to create good money habits for the future.

Facilitators will also discuss debt traps such as payday loans, credit cards, and where people can get safe support. We discuss wrap around services such as Wesley Financial Counseling & Emergency Relief Funding. 

We can hold this on site at any community location within Sydney, Illawarra Central Coast and Newcastle and Hunter .

The session runs in the following session times:

3 x 1 hour over 3 weeks

2 x 1.5 hours over 2 weeks

1 x 3 hours

If your organisation is interested in having Wesley Mission deliver this program, please contact: Tammy Lobb – tammy.lobb@wesleymission.org.au


Illawarra’s CALD Local Drug Action Team

Illawarra’s CALD Local Drug Action Team are hosting a free interactive event, Alcohol and Drugs: One Family’s Story. A panel of experts will discuss the impacts of alcohol and drugs through a cultural lens, what families can do and what support is available for culturally and linguistically diverse families. The event is held without judgement or stigma and everyone is welcome to attend, including community members, organisations and health services. Different experts will talk about:

  • Impacts of alcohol and drugs
  • Thinking about alcohol and drugs through a cultural lens
  • Cultural concerns about getting help
  • How to get help
  • Hear from one panel member who has overcome their challenges with alcohol and drugs

The event will be held on Wednesday 5 May at Wollongong Town Hall from 10.30am to 1.30pm (the event is free and includes lunch). Registrations are through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/146501855995