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Workshop

AOD Harm Reduction - Cairns

by Insight

  • date & time

    Wed. 30 Oct 2019
    9:00 am – 4:30 pm

  • location
    Room 4, Level 3, Block A, Cairns Hospital Education Centre, 165 The Esplanade, Cairns QLD 4870

NB: Participants must have completed Insight's "Understanding Psychoactive Drugs" workshop or be an existing employee of an AOD or Mental Health service to be eligible for this workshop.

This course is designed to equip frontline AOD and Mental Health specialists with up-to-date information on generalist and substance-specific harm reduction strategies for AOD clients. 

Other topics covered include:

  • evidence underpinning harm reduction as an intervention
  • principles of ethical harm reduction
  • substance-specific harm reduction strategies
  • full overview of safer injecting practices

Participants will also be provided with an overview of the types of injecting equipment available at primary NSPs and witness a practical demonstration of safe injecting with a prosthetic device.


NB: Participants will be required to provide their own lunch.

Presenters: Jim Hunt and Samantha Clark


NB: This training is targeted towards workers employed within specialist AOD treatment and mental health services only. It is not suitable for generalist health and community workers, statutory officers or members of the general public.


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