COVID-19 Webinar – Specific challenges for women drug users during COVID

As part of its response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Scottish Drugs Forum is hosting a series of free webinars.

The SDF webinars will address crucial aspects of the support of people with drug problems and the delivery of effective services that provide treatment and support, reduce harm and protect people from COVID-19.

The next SDF COVID-19 webinar, Specific challenges for women drug users during COVID will be held on Friday 17 July at 13.00 – 14.00.

The coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent lockdown results in specific challenges for women who use drugs. In this webinar we will discuss issues around gender based violence (GBV),  homeless women and the HIV outbreak in Glasgow, and supporting women to access sexual and reproductive health needs.

Speakers include:

– Dr. Sue Brechin – Consultant in Sexual & Reproductive Health, NHS Fife, will be discussing GBV
– Jenny Jamieson – Women’s Worker, Waverley Care, will be discussing homeless women and HIV in Glasgow
– Katherine Bethell – Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Chalmers Sexual Health service, NHS Lothian, will discuss supporting women with access to sexual and reproductive health services

The webinar will be chaired by Trish Tougher – BBV Networks Manager, NHS Lanarkshire

Pre-registration is required and numbers are limited so please register early.

Please click here to register

We will be using GoToWebinar, so please check your have the capability to access the tool once registered.

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If you have any comment or ideas for future webinars please get in touch.