National Naloxone Coordinator
Kirsten leads SDF’s team which provides training on, and supports the national and local development of policy and practice for, preventing overdose deaths in Scotland through assisting the implementation of the roll-out of the world-leading Scottish Take Home Naloxone (THN) programme.
She is responsible for the development of training resources and delivering training to a wide range of stakeholders across Scotland, including those at risk of overdose and their families. She also supports local agencies in their work to embed overdose prevention/THN distribution within services.
Her remit includes managing the Training & Development Officer (Naloxone) post, which includes management of the ground-breaking Naloxone Peer Educator Initiative. Kirsten comes from the Borders, where she was Team Manager for NHS Borders Addictions Services and local Take Home Naloxone Co-ordinator.