On the 24th of March we held a harm reduction cafe in O'Neills bar in Kings Cross. Over 20 people attended from a range of backgrounds: Specialist GP, Nurses, Drug User Activists, Drugs Workers, Drug Policy Experts, NICE Staff and even a couple of people now working in the field but who came anyway out of interest.
Harm Reduction Cafe Reports
We love hearing about the harm reduction cafes people are having, so please get in touch with us and let us know what you talked about, what went well (and if anything went wrong). Plus share some tips for other people who might be thinking of running their own cafe.
The Leeds harm reduction cafe on March 19th was held in a training room at St Georges Centre.
About 10 people attended with discussions including drug laws, research needs for naloxone projects, novel psychoactive substances, and of course overdose. I'd been asked to deliver a short presentation on naloxone (you can see this below).
SDF is delighted to publish the report on Scotland's First Harm Reduction Café held in Glasgow in November last year. The event was a great success and we received a lot of positive feedback on the night and subsequently.
This was the latest in a long series of cafe events in Bedford - held at the Tavistock Carvery, and coordinated by Kevin Jaffray.
Meeting was again a positive one focuses on naloxone distribuition in the area. A small but dedicated and diverse group of individuals from all backgrounds in the field attended. (Reports of previous Bedford meetings: 1, 2, 3.)