Wests Group Macarthur supports community youth education program

Posted at 29 Nov 2021

Wests Group Macarthur prides itself on supporting programs that keep the community active and safe and announce a $5,000 commitment to support Youth Solutions’ DAIR (Drug and Alcohol Information and Resilience Skills) program for 2022.


The DAIR project is delivered as a series of workshops over several weeks, which aim to educate and develop skills to reduce drug and alcohol related harm. As well as providing drug and alcohol education and safety strategies, the project focuses on mental health and resilience aimed at developing positive coping and self-help seeking skills in young people.


The DAIR program is an important part of the Wests Group Macarthur’s community strategy saying, “We are pleased to be able to partner with Youth Solutions to deliver a hands-on program dedicated to educating and empowering young people to live a life that is healthy and safe and aid in reducing drug and alcohol related harm in the region.” Mr Buxton said.


Youth Solutions Chief Executive Officer Geraldine Dean thanked Wests Group Macarthur for its generosity and support of the vital community program.


“A core part of Youth Solutions’ work is the health education projects it delivers with about 1500 young people each year,” Mrs Dean said “DAIR helps young people build resilience and gain skills and confidence in assessing safety and risk, implementing harm reduction strategies, coping with stress in positive ways and looking out for their wellbeing and that of their mates”.


Youth Solutions also offers an information and referral service, linking people in the Macarthur and Wingecarribee areas with the information, support, and services they need.


Wests Group believes in empowering our community with social support, education and donations through the adoption of tailored strategies to ensure the needs of individuals, families and sporting groups are met. For more information on our community support endeavours please visit



Pictured: Daniel Perkiss, Chief Executive Officer with Geraldine Dean, Chief Executive Officer Youth Solutions, Roy Warby Director Wests Group Macarthur and Sam Young, Youth Engagement Coordinator Youth Solutions.