Menzies School of Health Research and St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne.
This cartoon-style flipchart has been developed to provide young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with information on cannabis. This resource provides information on how the brain works, why it is important to lead a healthy lifestyle, the effects of cannabis on the brain and how people can get better after using cannabis.
The Gunja Brain Story is part of The Brain Stories series. Other resources in this series include:
- Increased knowledge of the effect of cannabis on the brain and body.
The Gunja Brain Story provides an overview of how cannabis affects the brain as well as possible consequences for family, self, culture and community in a simple and engaging way. This flipchart can be used to guide conversations with young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people about cannabis use. The resource touches on components of the Australian Health and Physical Education curriculum, including social influences, social consequences, and support-seeking.
*Review produced by researchers at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre.