BLOODY SERIOUS FACTS
BSF is run in partnership between St Vincents Melbourne's Victorian Viral Hepatitis Educator and people with lived experience of drug use and hep c from Harm Reduction Victoria- Victoria's peer run drug user organisation.
Bloody Serious Facts is a hands-on workshop that was developed and is run by healthcare professionals and people with lived experience of Hep C.
This training is suitable for AOD workers, nurses, NSP workers, community health or anyone who works with people who are at risk of or affected by Hepatitis C.
*Nurses – earn 2.5 CPD points
The 2.5 hour session covers:
Back to Basics of Hep C : Testing, Transmission, Diagnoses and Treatment-Everything you wanted to know about this amazingly resilient but treatable virus.
Treatments - Then and Now: Keeping up to date with the direct acting anti virals that are changing people's lives.
The Impact & Meaning of Being Hep C + : An insight into living with Hep C and the treatment journey by a person with lived experience.
A Practical Exercise : The not so obvious risks of transmission during the mixing up and injecting process.
Aikenhead Building (GROUND FLOOR)
at St Vincent's Hospital
Cnr Nicholson St and Victoria Pde, Fitzroy VIC
Cost: $25.00 per person
Tickets available through Eventbrite or purchase here.
Due to demand we have 'upped' the workshops to 5 different dates to choose from in 2020, so you don't need to miss out!
Wednesday, February 19th 2020
Wednesday,May 6th 2020
Wednesday, July 8th 2020
Wednesday, September 9th 2020
Wednesday, November 11th 2020
Be sure that you have booked the correct date for you!
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
For people who need to drive in, there is a small multi-level carpark (paid) attached to the hospital however, if you can avoid bringing a car, there is ample public transport options. Many trams go right past the front door and we are only a short walk from Parliament station.
My organisation wants to pay by invoice. Is this option available for payment?
Yes. We are happy to send invoices to orgs who can't pay by credit card or who want to send a few workers along. Follow the instructions under the ticket description or if you are still unsure, call us at HRVic. (03) 93291500
My organisation is located in rural Victoria and it's difficult for us to reach the city for the start time or we want to run one of these sessions for more than 10 of our workers at our location, do you do Bloody Serious Facts training on other sites for organisations?
Anything is negotiable where hepatitis C education and harm reduction are concerned! Email us for details and enquiries at or call (03)93291500