Training and Development Officer (Drug Death Prevention)
Wez is leading on the Peer Naloxone Supply Project funded by the Drug Deaths Task Force, building on Scottish Drugs Forum’s previous work in this area to broaden and embed this across Scotland.
Wez Joined SDF after working in a residential treatment centre, a fixed term research project (SHaRPS – Supporting Harm Reduction Through Peer Support) and in a rapid access homeless hostel with The Salvation Army.
Wez has experience of substance use and homelessness and is a keen harm reduction advocate. He delivers co-produced teaching sessions with a GP from the Edinburgh Access Practice for 1st year medical students and Homeless and Inclusion Health course students. He is keen to raise the profile of living and lived experience voices within policy and practice settings.
Wez has an NVQ/SVQ 3 in Health and Social Care and was instrumental in initiating a psychosocial group for people who use drugs within homelessness and wellbeing centre settings.
Wez has presented at National and International conferences as part of his role within the SHaRPS study along with having some short blogs published on the Drugs Research Network Scotland website: