HRVic provide peer education and training
by and for people with lived experience of substance use.
All HRVic Workshops and Training are tailored to your individual
or your service or organisation's Client's needs.
With the onset and continuation of COVID 19, everything has changed or is in the process of changing. As we learned long ago with prohibition, some things don't alter no matter what restrictions are put into place and as such we need to keep doing what we do. Connect, communicate, educate, empower, provide access to new equipment and up to date health resources and information, motivate, activate, advocate and mediate.
Harm Reduction Victoria is evolving.We have started to offer some of our more urgently needed training online. We are working on being able to offer all of our training in some form digitally as well as face to face (f2f) when we are able to do so again. We usually book our workshops on a 'first in, first served' basis, but obviously our online sessions will have some set dates. These will be advertised prior to the sessions via our digital outlets-social media sites, website etc.
Public Sessions will take place on Zoom during lockdown times and we can organise to use Teams or Skype if need be for staff training.
For individuals who request some anonymity, we can try to offer alternatives.
We are currently updating the HRVic Workshop/Training catalogue for 2021 and beyond
The online Naloxone Training is delivered as a stand alone workshop but if requested, can be combined with our D.O.P.E -Opiate Overdose training.
This workshop focuses on how to recognise the signs of opioid overdose and how to respond using naloxone in all it's forms- injectable single dose ampoules, injectable multi dose (in one syringe) Prenoxad or single dose nasal spray Nyxoid.
HRVic’s naloxone training differs from other naloxone training in that we insist on providing participants with our HRVic naloxone kits at the end of the training session and you are being trained by someone with lived or living experience.
All current people who use drugs (PWUD) who attend will be given an HRVic Naloxone Kit (1 per peer participant)
If you are attending and belong to a service or other org who work with PWUD and would like a naloxone kit- email firstname.lastname@example.org stating this and we can give you some other options.
HRVic’s first priority is to put naloxone kits into the hands of those who need it most- people who currently inject opioids or the people who live with them. We do however understand the need for drug use to remain anonymous in the majority of cases as prohibition remains our biggest most threatening harm. If you are not a current injector but feel you need a naloxone kit- Please talk to Jane.
Currently we are using Zoom to do this online training. If you are not sure how to use Zoom or what it is, click HERE for instructions and more info. Its super easy.
OUR NEXT SESSION:
Topic: Naloxone Online
Time: Friday 27th August 2021 4 PM (AEST)
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 878 6955 5825
We’d love to see you there and give you a gift that always gives back!
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