Harm Reduction Café for people with addictions

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Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
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People with an interest in addiction issues from across the Southern Health and Social Care Trust area are invited to take part in a Harm Reduction Café on Friday 3rd June at St Luke’s Hospital, Armagh. harm reductionOrganised through ‘So Hope’ the Harm Reduction Café aims to give people with addictions the chance to come together to work through their immediate goals and issues and support them on their road to recovery. So Hope is a partnership between health and social care staff and people with addiction issues who work together to help improve addiction services. Julie-Ann Gray from the Community Addiction Team explained, “We are very aware of the importance of involving the people who use our services to help shape and continually improve them for everyone. “Through So Hope, staff and service users have come together to form a common ground, wanting to share their experiences and make positive changes both in their own journey and also for the recovery of others. “So far the group has been a great success, forming a support group, influencing a number of service changes and establishing Harm Reduction Cafes. “So Hope believes that where there is hope there is help – so we warmly invite anyone with an addiction or perhaps their family member to come together to our Harm Reduction café where, in a very open but confidential environment, they can share their experiences and gain support from professionals and others who have been in the same position.”
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May June 2016The event will take place from 12-3pm in the Dining Room, Main Building St Lukes Hospital Armagh. For further information contact the Community Addiction Team Tel: 028 3741 2418.

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