Many communities are experiencing an increase in alcohol use during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The African Companions Local Drug Action Team has produced a short play to give communities ideas about healthier ways to manage alcohol use and stress at this time.
The story is about a single mother Mary who discovers whilst in lockdown that her son is using alcohol. The story explores parent-child conflict and different cultural understandings of mental health.
Writen by Yarrie Bangura and Daniel Akinshola.
Mary's Story (English)
Health Information (English)
Akɔ̈köl de Mary (Dinka)
Hadithi ya Mary (Swahili)
(Arabic) قصة ماري
L’histoire de Marie (French)
African Companions is supported by the Local Drug Action Team program, which is managed by the Alcohol and Drug Foundation with funding from the Australian Government.