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Breaking the cycle (2016)


North and West Remote Health


North and West Remote Health


Townsville, Qld


Resource package



The Breaking the cycle resource package was developed to help viewers understand the issues around repeat offending, particularly around drug and alcohol causes. The package was developed as part of the Keeping on Country research project and includes:

The resource was created as a partnership of North and West Remote Health and James Cook University in collaboration with the remote Aboriginal communities of Mornington Island and Doomadgee.

Each resource is designed to introduce difficult topics around Breaking the cycle in a way that is accessible to the viewer. The topics of the movies are based on the research outcomes of the Keeping on Country Project and invite the viewer to consider the steps that can be taken to work towards achieving a better future. Together, the six movies provide resources for different age groups, and male and female audiences.

Abstract adapted from North and West Remote Health

When to use this resource

These resources may be used to; help a group open up a workshop discussion drug and alcohol issues, help people identify the factors contributing to problems associated with drug and alcohol abuse, help people identify risks, choices for change and plan alternative behaviour around drug and alcohol use. See the resource guide for more information on how these resources could be used in individual or group contexts.

Contact details

North and West Remote Health
Corporate Office (Townsville)
3/106 Dalrymple Service Road
Currajong Qld 4812
PO Box 8056
Garbutt BC Qld 4814
Ph: (07) 4781 9300
Freecall: 1800 799 244
Fax: (07) 4781 9355


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Last updated: 27 February 2018
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