Sam Doran: At home in the red dirt

Sam Doran: At home in the red dirt

After six years in Australia – during which he has had to navigate soaring temperatures, goat farms and ant bites – HOPE team member Sam Doran has found his home in the red dirt. Sam Doran recently stepped into the role of Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Manager...
Pam Bubrzycki: Ugly truth of vaping glamour

Pam Bubrzycki: Ugly truth of vaping glamour

Chief Services Officer Pam Bubrzycki calls on governments to tackle the growing problems around young people and vaping. Before the health risks of smoking were established, it was seen as a harmless and glamourous vice. We bought the lie sold to us by the Marlborough...
Drew Vagg: Alcohol delivery companies enable harmful drinking

Drew Vagg: Alcohol delivery companies enable harmful drinking

Recent research into alcohol delivery companies has revealed concerning industry practices that need government attention, writes Drew Vagg, HOPE Peer Support Specialist. In recent days Cancer Council WA and the organisation where I work, Hope Community Services, have...
Leeanne Bates: Keeping school leavers safe

Leeanne Bates: Keeping school leavers safe

Leavers Week festivities are an institution in WA, and each year amid the noise and the chaos of jubilant school leavers is HOPE Leavers Volunteer Coordinator Leeanne Bates. For the past 10 years Leeanne has coordinated a team of dedicated HOPE volunteers to run...