Get the message Out – There Is Another Way is a group of community organisations that have a youth / addiction focus that were brought together by Northside Partnership following the increase in drug related crime and violence in the area.
The aim of the initiative is to inform young people and their families that there are alternatives to drugs and crime and that supports are available to them to avoid or exit this lifestyle.
To hear more, listen to: Northside Today: Get The Message Out – Near FM – Listen Again
Links to the websites of the organisations involved are:
- working to let people know who may be involved in drug related activity that there is another way and there are supports available in the community.
- encouraging people to seek support should they need it
- encouraging young people in the area to engage in positive community activity
- encouraging people from the local community to get involved by promoting the message There is Another Way and in doing so highlighting their positive community engagement
GTMO does this through social media and advertising campaigns, music projects and skateboarding. T-shirts have been printed by men in Mountjoy prison, and local businessman, Conor Ryan is championing the project by sponsoring wristbands with a contact phone number that he hands out to his Buddy Cup customers.