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Community Champions

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The PPEI Champion’s Project (powered by the Everybody’s Business website) intends to reduce stigma surrounding Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) use and encourage compassionate grass-root community action as part of ATOD Harm Reduction and Prevention at Every Level, by sharing some of the inspiring stories and showcasing community efforts across the state, country and the world.

Who is a Community Champion?

A Community Champion is any person who deliberately engages in a way to improve their community.

People often put an incredible amount of work into making their communities a safer, happier place to live and grow, and the Community Champions project is all about highlighting these actions as they happen and to inspire others to contribute.

How are Stories recorded and shared?

Community Champion stories are shared via Everybodys.Business under the ‘Community Champion’ tag.

Community members can submit their stories via the website, and organisations can use our Champions Project Recording Ethics to safely and respectfully record and submit the stories of the people they work with.

Recording Ethics

Video footage is able to deliver valuable documentation to challenge stereotyping, to promote behavioural change and provide positive reinforcement, particularly when discussing potentially illegal activities such as drug use. However, deciding to participate in and share the footage publicly is not a simple process. Some videos have the potential to put individuals and communities at greater risk of harm if released, shared widely or misused.

To help ensure quality recordings that are a positive experience for everyone involved, DEN has developed the Champions Project Recording Ethics: A set of guidelines and a consent form intended to shape the interviewing process and assist with mitigating any risks that may arise.

You can download the Recording Ethics and Consent Form below, or view them in an all-in-one document or flipbook on our Resources page.

Plain Language Version

This version of the Recording Ethics uses plain language to assist understanding in all individuals, including young children and people with English as a second language.

You can download the Plain Language Recording Ethics and Consent Form below, or view them in an all-in-one document or flipbook on our Resources page.