Harm Reduction

An introduction to harm reduction offering effective strategies for reducing the harms associated with drug use. This training will give an overview of harm reduction: detailing history, models and examples of good practice in the field. Participants will be offered the opportunity to take part in demonstrations of effective techniques for harm reduction.The training will also include discussions around reducing the risk related to alcohol use and sex and explore the issues surrounding engagement with hidden populations.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • demonstrate a clear understanding of what harm reduction is
  • demonstrate an understanding of evidence-based harm reduction approaches
  • identify practical techniques for reducing harm for the various routes of drug administration
  • engage with hidden populations of drug users regarding harm reduction
  • identify how to promote harm reduction with their service users.

Aimed At

Drug workers. housing workers. social workers. GPs. nurses. teachers and mental health workers. Experience of supporting drug users is essential for participants attending this training.

Experience of supporting drug users is essential for participants attending this training.

Cost

Commissioned – please contact Richard Bloodworth (richardb@sdf.org.uk) for more information

Length

One day