FASD International Awareness Month 2023

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September 01, 2023 at 9:00am - October 01, 2023



FASD International Awareness Month 2023

All over the world, September is known as FASD Awareness Month. And September 9, (09/09) is International FASD Awareness Day. 

FASD-CAN held our 2023 Hui on September 9 in Kirikiriroa / Hamilton with a host of national and international speakers.
Click here to access the Hui recordings.

We again teamed up with our friends at Alcohol Healthwatch in adding to our FASD Awareness Month website. You'll find it here: FASDmonth.nz. This year had a theme of 'I wish' – people affected by FASD (individuals, parents, caregivers, whānau, professionals) sent in what their wishes were around FASD. The results are now online on the Facebook page and Instagram – and you can still submit your wishes here on the FASDmonth.nz website.  

FASD Month resources

• It's election time – so use our handy template to write a letter to your local MPs about FASD and ask them how they're planning to raise awareness of it! Easy instructions on finding your MP's email address included. Click here to download

• FASD graphic info sheet – download here or on the pic below.

• FASD Month Quiz – a quick and simple true/false quiz for friends and colleagues to raise awareness of some of the numbers and misconceptions about FASD. Click here or on the pic below.

• 'Prenatal Alcohol Exposure and its lifelong impact' brochure by Alcohol Healthwatch – download here.


Ōtautahi lights up – first city in Aotearoa, first in the world

In 2023 we were stoked to have Ōtautahi / Christchurch come to the party by lighting up landmarks around the city in red. It was the first city in NZ and of course, by virtue of our geography, the first in the world. Thanks to Christchurch City Council for this – next year we're planning for more cities!

Thanks to FASD-CAN member Rachel Bannister for these photos