Cracks in the Ice Community Toolkit launched
The Cracks in the Ice Community Toolkit has now been officially launched as part of the Australian Government’s National Ice Action Strategy. The online toolkit provides trusted, evidence-based and up-to-date information and resources about crystal methamphetamine (ice) for the Australian community.
Cracks in the Ice was informed by input from community members across Australia and developed in collaboration with researchers from:
- NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use
- National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales
- National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University
The website provides information and resources across three key areas:
Get the facts about ice: What is ice? How many people use ice? Why do people use ice? What are the laws about ice?
- The effects of ice: How ice works and the physical and mental health effects of ice use.
- Staying Safe: When and where the community can access support and/or treatment services.
The online toolkit also provides specific information and resources for:
Community groups or concerned community members, including tools (fact sheets, brochures, booklets, a PowerPoint presentation and talking notes) for use at community forums and events;
- Health professionals working across a range of sectors, including GPs, frontline workers in hospital settings and emergency departments, and mental health practitioners.
The project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and was officially launched by Minister for Health, the Hon. Greg Hunt on 3 April 2017.
Visit www.cracksintheice.org.au to explore the toolkit’s information and resources.