A course to enable people who use drugs (or who have a history of drug use), and who are engaged with a service, to train peers in the use of naloxone and broaden the reach of the programme.
This is a four day course (usually delivered over 3 weeks) followed by six monthly meetings to consolidate learning.
Day One: Drug Awareness, with a strong emphasis on attitudes, values and stigma.
Day Two and Three: Naloxone Training for Trainers course
Day Four: Theory and Practical, exploring the benefits and challenges of peer education plus practical strategies for delivering training.
By the end of the session participants will be able to:
- identify and explore values and attitudes around specific drugs
- recall different drug groups, effects and legal status
- identify how our values can affect our judgment
- identify the many reasons why people use drugs
- recall the principles behind peer education and identify the benefits and drawbacks
- demonstrate an understanding of the different types of peer-led approaches
- recall skills in managing awkward or challenging situations and behaviours during training
- name the main points of facilitating and co-facilitating a group training session
- plan a naloxone awareness session.
Please also see learning outcomes from ‘Naloxone Training for Trainers’ course which are included as part of this course.
People who use drugs, or who have a history of drug use.
Free to people in Scotland following agreement with the Local and National Naloxone Coordinators.
Four days and six further meetings