'Within Your Wallet' Card Project

Our Year 5-7 students recently participated in a competition to design new Primary School & Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander wallet cards as part of the ‘Within Your Wallet’ Youth Early Intervention Project being run by Holyoake & funded by the Alcohol & Drug Foundation.

Jo Woodruff (Alcohol & Other Drug Prevention Officer) came to Wagin DHS this week to present the finalists & winners with their certificates & Prizes. The Winner of the Primary School design for Wagin DHS was Nate Rowell & Jazeliyah Dorante was the Winner of the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander design competition.

These new wallet cards provide information about age-appropriate & culturally safe websites, chatlines, helplines & crisis lines that young people can access online or on the phone if they ever have questions or concerns about alcohol, drugs, mental health & wellbeing for themselves, their family or friends. These services include 24/7 free crisis lines.

The cards also provide free entry to pools in Wagin & surrounding towns, as well as use of the basketball courts, gym & fitness classes in Narrogin, when presented to staff at these facilities. We encourage young people to keep their card handy as they can be used over & over for multiple entries. We also accept screen shots of both the front & back of the card on a phone for entry. Primary School cards are available for young people aged 10-12 years, with our original orange card also available for 12-18 years. The Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander cards will be available for 10-18 years.

Thank you to the students & staff for their participation & the Wheatbelt Suicide Prevention Project for providing the winning prizes.