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  • Underdale

    SA

    Activity: Adelaide Launch of IOAD Poster
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: ADAC SA
    155 Holbrooks Rd
    Underdale SA 5032
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council South Australia
    Contact: Event Organiser
    Phone: 08 8351 9031
    Email: adac@adac.org.au

    Launch of ADAC IOAD posters

    Port Augusta

    SA

    Activity: Port Augusta IOAD Community Event
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Woolworths, Tassie St, Port Augusta SA
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council South Australia
    Contact: Event Organiser
    Phone: 08 8351 9031
    Email: adac@adac.org.au

    Port Augusta community event out the front of Woolworths from 1-3pm

    Ceduna

    SA

    Activity: Awareness BBQ and Educational sessions
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: CEDUNA AOD Stepping Stones Centre
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council of South Australia
    Contact: Event Organiser
    Phone: 08 8351 9031
    Email: adac@adac.org.au

    CEDUNA AOD Stepping Stones Centre Community Awareness BBQ including Educational sessions with Community Paramedic’s

    EAST KURRAJONG – NSW

    NSW

    Activity: In memory of Martin
    Date: 02/09/2019
    Time: 09:30 am
    Location: St Gregory’s Catholic Cemetery, Bell Line of Road, Kurrajong.
    At Martin’s graveside.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Jennifer
    Phone: 0408229549
    Email: jenfurj@bigpond.net.au

    Lighting a candle to remember Martin.
    Postcards, badges and pamphlets available to help raise awareness and education

    Launceston

    TAS

    Activity: BBQ Lunch
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 11:30 am
    Location: 111 Elizabeth St Launceston Tas
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Salvation Army Bridge
    Contact: Shaz
    Phone: 6323 7500
    Email: Shannon.hyland@salvationarmt.org.au

    BBBQ Lunch at the Salvos
    Wear purple to commemorate
    International Overdose Awaerness Day

    Byron Bay

    NSW

    Activity: Stop the Stigma: An Open Conversation on Addiction, Overdose, & Recovery
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: The event will be a virtual event (i.e. held online)
    www.passionmaps.com/events
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Passion Maps
    Contact: Janine Aliño
    Phone:
    Email: events@passionmaps.com

    Passion Maps Supports International Overdose Awareness Day
    Stop the Stigma: An Open Conversation on Addiction, Overdose, & Recovery

    We aim to have a conversation around the topic of addiction, overdose, and recovery–the identifiers, necessary steps to overcome the problem, and healing & sustainable practices to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

    Ultimately, we want to keep the ball rolling on making a positive impact on people’s lives by sharing information, tools or resources they can access to bring back a sense of self, and how Passion Mapping can play a role in this endeavor… dialing their lives back or finding their purpose again

    • Learn how you can identify indicators or symptoms of the disease.
    • Know what steps should be taken to overcome the problem.
    • Know what an overdose looks like.
    • Learn about healing & sustainable practices to maintain a healthy lifestyle

    * Featured guest: Jolene Baney, a Passion Maps Coach who works in the area of Family Recovery, Coaching, Counseling, and Support
    Co-Founder of Premier Recovery Options in Phoenix, Arizona

    She provides assistance to families in the following areas:
    Family Recovery & Codependency Coaching (Individual & Group sessions)
    Aftercare Support & Referral Services
    Spiritual Counseling
    Life, Career & Relationship Coaching
    Family Workshops

    West Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: Reflection & Afternoon Tea
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: Flagstaff Accommodation
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Salvation Army – Flagstaff
    Contact: Liz
    Phone: 9329 4800
    Email:

    Reflection activity to acknowledge loved ones lost through overdose
    Afternoon tea with information about how to prevent and respond to overdose

    Colac & Geelong

    VIC

    Activity: Promote Awareness on “Community Connect” Radio program.
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: OCR FM
    Located at Shop 6, Tenpin Bowl Arcade, Colac
    Post: PO Box 31, Colac, VIC 3250
    Phone: (03) 5232 1991
    Email: admin@ocrfm.org.au
    Facebook: facebook.com/OCRFM
    www.ocrfm.org.au Streaming Live and podcast. 98.3Fm & 88.7Fm locally/
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: OCR FM Community Radio
    Contact: Greg McHenry
    Phone: 0407396481
    Email: gregmchenry62@gmail.com

    Edwina ang Greg will be chatting with Misty Collins and Natalie Wright an AOD outreach clinician with the Stepping Up consortium, as well as Glen Fisher, a former addict, a survivor of sexual abuse, and author of “Predators Paradise.”

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: Commemorative event and overdose response training
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: 50 Lonsdale Street Melbourne
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Department of Health and Human Services
    Contact: Hannah Martin
    Phone:
    Email: hannah.martin@dhhs.vic.gov.au

    On Thursday 29 August, the Department of Health and Human Services will commemorate IOAD 2019 in the foyer of 50 Lonsdale Street. We are pleased to be partnering with coheath to offer free overdose response training (bookings apply).

    The training will be run by experienced trainers from cohealth.

    Participants will learn:
    • how to recognise signs and symptoms of overdose
    • what to do in the event of an overdose
    • how to administer the lifesaving drug naloxone.

    Volunteers will be handing out commemorative badges and share information on International Overdose Awareness Day. Those who are interested may sign up to an IOAD mail-out list.

    Muswellbrook

    NSW

    Activity: Cultural Connections
    Date: 27/08/2019
    Time: 10:14 pm
    Location: 202 Bridge St Muswellbrook NSW
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Drug and Alcohol Health Services Inc.
    Contact: Libby George
    Phone: 0265432677
    Email:

    Education from an Addiction Medicine Specialist. Traditional Aboriginal foods, music, art and craft. Free BBQ lunch and lucky door prize.

    national

    ACT

    Activity: Online support & connection thread, Counselling Online’s Friends & Family forum
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Online, at https://forum.counsellingonline.org.au/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=166
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Counselling Online, Turning Point
    Contact: Vik
    Phone:
    Email: theteam@counsellingonline.org.au

    Counselling Online’s Friends and Family forum is an online peer support space available for anybody in Australia who is impacted by a significant other’s alcohol and other substance use. It is a place to connect and share support, hope and advice with others in a safe, anonymous and understanding environment.

    In recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day, we invite you to share a memory or pay tribute in our online event. You’re also welcome to reply to others, share support and connect with one another.
    We know that this is a particularly difficult time for many of us who are dealing with the grief of losing someone. It can be hard to talk about, but we are here to listen. This online event will continue to be open and available to you throughout the week and ongoing.

    St Kilda

    VIC

    Activity: Harm Reduction Initiatives Announcement
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 10:30 am
    Location: Access Health
    31 Grey Street
    St Kilda
    Vic
    3182
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Salvation Army – Access Health and 24/7 NSP
    Contact: Rebecca Thatcher
    Phone: 95367780
    Email: rebecca.thatcher@aus.salvationarmy.org

    Please join us in welcoming the Hon. Martin Foley, Minister for Mental Health, Equality and Creative Industries Victoria in announcing State Government Harm Reduction Initiatives 2019/20.

    We will also welcome:
    – Aunty Judith ‘Jacko’ Jackson a Gunggari Women and Elder who will undertake an Acknowledgement of Country
    As well speeches from the following Harm Reduction leaders in Victoria:
    – Sione Crawford, CEO Harm Reduction Victoria
    – John Ryan, CEO Penington Institute
    – Kathryn Wright, National Manager, The Salvation Army Alcohol and Other Drug Services

    Morning tea from 10:30am
    Formalities begin at 10:45am

    Rockhampton

    QLD

    Activity: Overdose Awareness afternoon tea
    Date: 26/08/2019
    Time: 03:00 pm
    Location: Sterling Place Rockhampton
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Central Queensland Alcohol and Other Drug Services
    Contact: Rebecca Adams
    Phone:
    Email:

    Holding a small team afternoon tea during our team meeting to raise awareness within out AOD team.

    Hobart

    TAS

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day 1000 Cranes
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Waterside Pavilion, Argyle Street, Hobart 7000
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Council Tasmania Inc.
    Contact: Katie Henderson
    Phone: (03) 6231 5002
    Email: katie@atdc.org.au

    To acknowledge International Overdose Awareness Day 2019, the Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Council of Tasmania has reached out across the community and asked them to contribute folded origami cranes to help recognise Tasmanians lost to drug overdose. According to the ancient Japanese legend of Senbazuru if one folds 1,000 origami cranes they will be granted one wish, and it is our wish for a Tasmania free from the harms of drug overdose. With an initial aim of receiving 1,000 folded origami cranes, the response has been overwhelming with almost 4,000 cranes received to-date from as far away as Devonport, to Cygnet and locations in-between. The display of cranes will be launched on Friday, 30 August ahead of International Overdose Awareness Day (Saturday, 31 August). Following the launch, sections of the display will be hosted throughout Tasmania by the different community organisations who have contributed to the project to raise awareness and encourage conversations about drug overdose.

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: promotion
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:01 am
    Location: Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
    30 Royal Parade, Parkville
    Melbourne
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Florey Institute of Neuroscience and mental Health
    Contact: Leigh Walker
    Phone: 0403764589
    Email: leigh.walker@florey.edu.au

    Promotion on social media platforms

    Collingwood

    VIC

    Activity: IOAD Morning Tea
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 35 Collins Street
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Mary Campbell
    Phone: N/A
    Email:

    Morning tea to commemorate IOAD.

    Brunswick

    WA

    Activity: Remembrance and reflection
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: 13 McAndrew Street BRUNSWICK 6224
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Palmerston
    Contact: Trudy Tuckey
    Phone: 0897888800
    Email: ttuckey@palmerston.org.au

    Time of reflection and letting go with names of loved ones impacted by overdose being remembered through song, letter writing, poems etc. Names will be placed on a tree during an activity by residents within our therapeutic community.

    Sydney

    NSW

    Activity: IOAD Seminar and BBQ (SSDP NSW)
    Date: 01/09/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: 61 Sydenham Lane, Marrickville, NSW, Australia
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Students for Sensible Drug Policy NSW
    Contact: Sofia Devetak
    Phone: 0416669633
    Email: sofia@ssdp.org.au

    Remembrance – Prevention – De-Stigmatization

    Local communities in Sydney and around the world are coming together to remember those who have died or suffered harm due to drug overdose.

    On Sunday the 1st of September, grassroots organisation ‘Students For Sensible Drug Policy’ (SSDP) will be
    hosting a day event for ‘International Overdose Awareness Day’ (IOAD).

    We aim to create a better understanding of overdose, reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths, and create change that reduces the
    harms associated with drug use.

    WHERE: Inner West Location TBA

    WHEN: Sunday 1st of September – 1pm Start

    PROGRAM:

    ➔ BBQ lunch-time hangout over some chilled music
    ➔ Followed by 2 X speaker presentations
    ➔ Followed by a Naloxone Workshop
    ➔ Questions and ‘Telling Your Story’

    By holding an event this year, the people of Sydney are joining themselves to a global movement for
    understanding, compassion, and change.
    In 2018, there were 747 IOAD events of all kinds, held in 38 countries.

    People and communities came together to raise awareness of one of the world’s most urgent public health crises – one that, unfortunately, is only getting worse. According to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime’s most recent World Annual Drug Report, 585,000 people around the world died as a result of drug use in 2017.
    Overdose can affect anybody and one of the messages of this day is that the people who overdose are our sons, daughters, parents, brothers and sisters, partners and friends – they are loved and they are missed.

    We encourage members of the community with lived experience to come to our event and to stand in solidarity with those who have been personally affected by overdose.
    Your Team – SSDP NSW

    Maroochydore

    QLD

    Activity: End Overdose
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 59 Sixth Avenue Cotton Tree Maroochydore 4558
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: QuIHN
    Contact: Alanna
    Phone: 0411338900
    Email: amendels@quihn.org

    Naloxone reverses Opiate/Opiod overdose. We are promoting Naloxone availability and providing access to scripting and covering the cost of the medication for Opiate/Opiod users and their significant others. Our Nurse Practitioner will be onsite to provide scripts for Naloxone and HCV testing and treatment. Our Overdose Awareness Day event comes a little early on August 29 to engage with clients who access our service. We will be delivering education and training covering Overdose Signs Symptoms and Response, CPR demonstration and Naloxone administration. We will have a sausage sizzle and will be giving away End Overdose Tshirts. We start at 10am and will wrap up at 3pm. At this time we reflect on the people we care for who we have lost to overdose and how we can prevent losing others. QuIHN is a statewide not for profit and non government health service which provides a variety of health services to illicit drug users throughout Queensland.

    Perth

    WA

    Activity: DAWN – IOAD
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Foyer of St John of God Hospital -Subiaco.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Drug and Alcohol Withdrawal Network
    Contact: Heather Marrapodi
    Phone: 9388 5000
    Email: dawn@sjog.org.au

    Education and awareness stall for clinicians and the general public.

    DARWIN

    NT

    Activity: Memorial Tree
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: NSP Darwin
    46 Wood st, Darwin City
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: NTAHC
    Contact: Shayne Kilford
    Phone: 08 8944 7777
    Email: info@ntahc.org.au

    NTAHC NSPs in Darwin, Palmerston and Alice Springs
    Memorial Tree have been placed in our 3 NSP’s – write a name of someone you have lost, place the tag on the tree branch.
    We collect all the names after, the trees are then planted on our staff members block of land as a permanent memorial tree.
    9am to 5pm week days in October.

    Alice Springs

    NT

    Activity: Memorial Tree
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: NSP Alice Springs
    Shop 3 Reg Harris Lane
    Alice Springs 0870
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: NTAHC
    Contact: Shayne Kilford
    Phone: 08 8944 7777
    Email: info@ntahc.org.au

    NTAHC NSPs in Darwin, Palmerston and Alice Springs
    Memorial Tree have been placed in our 3 NSP’s – write a name of someone you have lost, place the tag on the tree branch.
    We collect all the names after, the trees are then planted on our staff members block of land as a permanent memorial tree.
    9am to 5pm week days in October.

    Blacktown, Mt Druitt & Parramatta

    NSW

    Activity: Memorial Tree
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Blacktown NSP, Blacktown Community Health Centre – Unit 6, 1 Marcel Crescent, Blacktown
    Mt Druitt NSP, Mt Druitt Community Health Centre – Kelly Close, Mt Druitt
    Parramatta NSP, Parramatta Community Health Centre – 162 Marsden Street, Parramatta
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Western Sydney Local Health District
    Contact: Dan McKeown
    Phone: 02 9881 8767
    Email: daniel.mckeown@health.nsw.gov.au

    We will be displaying a ‘Memorial Tree’ at each NSP in the Western Sydney Local Health District. We are inviting anybody to take one of our paper hearts to write the name of a person who has been lost to an overdose to put on a tree branch of the ‘Memorial Tree’. We are also promoting the use of Naloxone in an opioid overdose and we will be distributing Naloxone to our clients to help save lives. We will provide information on a range of drugs which people may overdose from and how to manage the overdose to assist in keeping the person safe. The activities will start on Monday the 26th of August to Friday the 6th of September 2019.

    Sydney

    NSW

    Activity: Overdose Memorial and Narcan Blitz
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 08:00 am
    Location: OTP – 591 South Dowling st Surry Hills
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Langton Centre
    Contact: Chloe Turner
    Phone: 9332 8743
    Email:

    Overdose memorial tree and Narcan Blitz. Free Narcan training and provision in a supportive environment. Education and discussion around harm reduction techniques.

    Richmond

    VIC

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Event Melbourne 2019
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Richmond Town Hall: 333 Bridge Road, Richmond Victoria 3121.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Cherie Short
    Phone: 0420356943
    Email: w_worms@optusnet.com.au

    The Aaron Short Awareness Association (ASAA Inc) in collaboration with the Yarra Drug and Health Forum, APOD Family Services and Harm Reduction Victoria would be grateful for your attendance to support this year’s International Overdose Awareness Day on 31st August 2019.

    Location: Richmond Town Hall @ 1pm – 5pm

    International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is a global event held on 31 August each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. Originating in Melbourne 2001, the day acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends by remembering those we have lost, or those who have sustained a permanent injury as the result of drug overdose. Our minds immediately go to illegal drugs when discussing overdose, however alcohol and prescription medication are two of our biggest killers.

    In honour of loved ones lost and dearly missed, our aim is to raise awareness and reduce stigma within our communities around this significant health issue.

    Broome

    WA

    Activity: Rembrance on the beach in Broome
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 10:30 am
    Location: At the end boat ramp at Entrance Point in Broome
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Cyrenian House
    Contact: Sally Malone
    Phone: 0419256090
    Email: smalone@cyrenianhouse.com

    We will meet at 10.15 for a 10.30 start – a brief remembrance whereby people can read something out, share a memory or simply spend some silent time with others in a beautiful setting, surrounded by caring people. The event will involve setting flowers or small wreaths afloat at high tide to remember those we loved who were lost to overdose. Sally Malone from Cyrenian House will MC the event and host a morning tea at the office at 4/12 Gregory St (entry from Pembroke Rd – next to furniture shop) at 11am.

    Canberra

    ACT

    Activity: Civic NSP
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 01:30 pm
    Location: Civic Primary NSP 1 Moore Street Canberra City
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Directions
    Contact: Tammy Waters
    Phone: 02 61324901
    Email: tammy.waters@directionshealth.com

    We will be hosting an awareness day with lots of food and info for our clients, this will be hosted in conjunction with Canberra Alliance for Harm Minimisation and Advocacy who will provide naloxone training and info for our clients.

    Sydney

    NSW

    Activity: WHOS (We Help Ourselves) Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: WHOS has Alcohol and Drug residential rehabilitation services across NSW and QLD all of whom will be holding International Overdose Awareness Days. Services are; WHOS Rozelle, WHOS Hunter and WHOS Sunshine Coast
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: WHOS (We Help Ourselves)
    Contact: Carolyn Stubley
    Phone: 02 85727444
    Email: carolyns@whos.com.au

    WHOS services at any one time will have up to 180 clients in their Alcohol and Drug residential programs at any one time, all will hold special activities for their clients to observe International Overdose Awareness Day. These are closed to the public.

    Palmerston

    Activity: Memorial Tree
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: NSP Palmerston
    Palmerston – Palmerston Health Precinct
    Cnr Temple Terrace & Roystonea Ave
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: NTAHC – NSP
    Contact: Shayne Kilford
    Phone: 0889 447777
    Email: info@ntahc.org.au

    NTAHC NSPs in Darwin, Palmerston and Alice Springs
    Memorial Tree have been placed in our 3 NSP’s – write a name of someone you have lost, place the tag on the tree branch.
    We collect all the names after, the trees are then planted on our staff members block of land as a permanent memorial tree.
    9am to 5pm week days in October.

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day 2019
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Richmond Town Hall
    333 Bridge Road
    RICHMOND VIC
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: ASSA Inc (Aaron Short Awareness Association)
    Contact: Debbie
    Phone: 0412 382 812
    Email: debbie@apod.org.au

    Guest speakers include Fiona Patten (Leader Of the Reason Party) Dr David Jacka (Addiction Medicine Specialist Monash Health), representatives from ASSA (Aaron Short Awareness Association), APOD Family Support, Yarra Drug & Health Forum, Students for Sensible Drug Policy and other valued speakers with lived experience.

    A panel discussion will take place and refreshments will be provided.

    The forum will provide valuable information with a great opportunity for networking.

    Requests for lighting the Melbourne Town Hall, AAMI Park Stadium & The Observation Wheel have been granted and will take place on the 31st August 2019

    Longford

    TAS

    Activity: NMC International Overdose Awareness Day Activity
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Longford Village Green – Wellington Street, Longford, TAS 7301
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Northern Midlands Council
    Contact: Lucie Copas
    Phone: 03 6397 7303
    Email: council@nmc.tas.gov.au

    We have a large tree on the Longford Village Green that has large LED lights on it which we use as our ‘Christmas Tree’. We use it to bring awareness to other causes also. We will light it up in rainbow colours to bring attention to International Overdose Awareness Day Activity.

    Hobart

    TAS

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Needle and Syringe Program Outlet,
    Clarence Integrated Care Centre
    Bayfield Street,
    Rosny, Tasmania
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Department of Health
    Contact: Claire
    Phone: 0475 888 806
    Email: claire.denwer-ripper@health.tas.gov.au

    Light snacks and drinks, along with information and brief interventions focused on overdose awareness

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: Remeberance
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Port Phillip Prison
    492 Doherty Road
    Truganina
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Uniting ReGen and G4S
    Contact: Bernadette Maxwell
    Phone: 9217-7222
    Email: bmaxwell@vt.uniting.org

    To acknowledge the tragedy of overdose and de-stigmatise drug-related death, we would like to hold an event for prisoners and staff to attend. The event is to highlight the enormous impact overdose has on people and communities and an opportunity to discuss risk and harm reduction.

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: Odyssey House Victoria (Footscray) Overdose Awareness Day Morning Tea
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 10:30 am
    Location: Level 1, 202 Nicholson St, Footscray, VIC, 3011
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Odyssey House Victoria
    Contact: Patrick Birtles
    Phone: 0466852494
    Email: pbirtles@odyssey.org.au

    Odyssey House Victoria recognises the significance of Overdose Awareness Day and is holding a morning tea and a psycho- education session to increase staff awareness and knowledge of AoD overdoses.

    Sydney

    NSW

    Activity: Remembrance Tree
    Date: 26/08/2019
    Time: 10:30 am
    Location: Kirketon Road Centre Victoria Rd Darlinghurst
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Kirketon Road Centre
    Contact: Julie Coutelas
    Phone: 02 9360 2766
    Email: julie.coutelas@health.nsw.gov.au

    There will be an artwork of a leafless tree displayed at KRC. Clients and staff will be invited to pin a leaf to the tree with the name or a symbol to represent someone they have lost to overdose.
    We will also be promoting and distributing naloxone in the week leading up to Overdose Awareness Day and discussing key safety messages to clients who inject drugs.

    Sydney

    NSW

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Morning Tea
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 150 William Street
    Woolloomooloo NSW
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Network of Drug and Alcohol Agencies (NADA)
    Contact: Michelle Ridley
    Phone: 0413748453
    Email: michelle@nada.org.au

    Morning tea.

    Geelong

    VIC

    Activity: Naloxone staff training; Naloxone provision and patient training
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: 62 Morgan St North Geelong
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Wathaurong Health Service
    Contact: Pene Wood
    Phone:
    Email:

    Staff training about NSP and Naloxone
    Patient drop in to get Naloxone and training

    Bendigo

    VIC

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Bendigo Library
    259 Hargreaves Street, Bendigo, Victoria, 3550
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Salvation Army
    Contact: Jemma Lamb
    Phone: 54408426
    Email: jemma.lamb@salvationarmy.org

    International Overdose Awareness Day aims to raise awareness of overdose, reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths and remember those who have died or suffered permanent injury due to drug overdose.

    We will be holding a community event at the Bendigo Library for services and community members to attend.
    This event will include a community BBQ, education, service information and a memorial.

    St Kilda

    VIC

    Activity: In recognition of…
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: 29-31 Grey Street, St Kilda, 3182
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Salvation Army – Access Health and 24/7 NSP
    Contact: Rebecca Thatcher
    Phone: 95367780
    Email: rebecca.thatcher@aus.salvationarmy.org

    This year we will be recognising the positive and significant impact that members of our community have made in their decision to learn about overdose response. This act of good will and compassion by hundreds of people has resulted in over 100 lives saved. Their actions will not go unnoticed. We thank and recognise them.

    We will be giving away recognition and care packages to the individuals who use our services.

    We will have also hold a minute silence at midday.

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: IOAD Lunch
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 01:30 pm
    Location: 4-6 Johnston St, Collingwood
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: cohealth Innerspace
    Contact: Ashley Carpenter
    Phone: 03 9448 6606
    Email: ashley.carpenter@cohealth.org.au

    Sausage Sizzle for clients and community with an IOAD inspired Art Exhibition.

    Perth

    WA

    Activity: Morning tea , memorial book signing and Naloxone brief education training
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 09:30 am
    Location: 12 Queen Victoria St Fremantle Western Australia 6160
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: St Patricks Community Support Centre
    Contact: Amanda Crow
    Phone: 0478398760
    Email: acrow@stpats.com.au

    The Centre will be hosting a morning tea which will provide people with an opportunity to sign a memorial book and to take part in some education about recognising and responding to an overdose and how to use naloxone.

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: Naloxone Training
    Date: 02/09/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Uniting ReGen
    26 Jessie Street
    Coburg 3058
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Uniting ReGen
    Contact: Ginny McKinnon
    Phone: 0466348860
    Email: overdoseprevention@vt.uniting.org

    Group naloxone training for anyone who is interested in learning how to reverse an opioid overdose.
    Prescriptions/naloxone vouchers will be available.
    Please call Ginny to register for this event: 9384 8887.

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: AAMI Park Lights Up for IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: AAMI Park Stadium
    Olympic Boulevard
    Melbourne, Victoria 3000
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Penington Institute
    Contact: Joanne Gillard
    Phone:
    Email: j.gillard@penington.org.au

    AAMI Park will be lighting up for awareness of IOAD and remembering all those who have been affected. We are aiming to start conversations and raise awareness around this issue and involve the community.

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: Uniting ReGen Overdose Awareness Day event
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 10:30 am
    Location: Uniting ReGen
    26 Jessie Street
    Coburg 3058
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Uniting ReGen
    Contact: Ginny McKinnon
    Phone: 0466348860
    Email: overdoseprevention@vt.uniting.org

    Morning tea reflection with speakers.

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: Shedding light on overdose
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: Federation Square (Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000)
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Southern Metro Harm Reduction Coalition
    Contact: Tristan Duncan
    Phone: 03 9945 2100
    Email: tristand@youthprojects.org.au

    To mark International Overdose Awareness Day 2019, we will be establishing an interactive memorial and public presence at Federation Square. The event will provide a rare opportunity to publicly remember and commemorate those lives lost to drug overdose. We also hope to encourage a dialogue with our community around overdose and to challenge the stigma and shame commonly associated with drug-related harms.

    We welcome all members of the community to join us on the day and participate in the collective creation of the memorial piece. The memorial will enable the public to contribute messages of support, mourning and care to those affected by overdose. In act of solidarity, Federation Square, Fitzroy Street (St Kilda) and several key landmarks across Melbourne will be lighting up in the colour purple.

    The event will be hosted by the Southern Metro Harm Reduction Coalition, consisting of Access Health, Harm Reduction Victoria, Star Health, Sacred Heart Mission, Thorne Harbour Health and Youth Projects.

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: Victorian Film Premiere- Half a million steps
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: This is an event open to Alcohol and Other drugs agencies staff, consumers and families. It will be held at the Nova Cinema, Lygon street Carlton on Thursday 29th of August at 6.30pm, The event is free but is limited to the first 210 who book, All ticketholders get a free choctop and popcorn.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Uniting ReGen
    Contact: Laurence Alvis
    Phone: 93848880
    Email: lalvis@vt.uniting.org

    We are showing the film at the Nova Cinema in Carlton “Half a million steps”

    HALF A MILLION STEPS
    In October 2018, as part of the Fair Treatment campaign, 100 supporters walked the 500,000 steps from Dubbo to deliver a message to NSW Parliament in Sydney – highlighting how far a person in regional NSW may have to travel to reach the drug treatment they need. This Long Walk to Treatment has now been made into a powerful and moving documentary telling the personal stories behind a movement to reform drug laws and policy and make treatment available to all

    The film covers a walk taken late last year from Dubbo to Sydney.

    The walk was launched by Sir Richard Branson and the film showed interviews with prominent drug law reform advocates such as Dr. Alex Wodak, Ex Federal Police Commissioner Mick Palmer, former NSW Director of Public Prosecutions Nicholas Cowdery, and Marion McConnell, co-founder of Families and Friends for Drug Law Reform.
    The film is beautifully narrated by Dr. Marianne Jauncey from the Kings Cross Injecting Centre, but the real stars of the show are the substance users who bravely tell their stories, and are enthusiastic participants in the walk.

    Perth

    WA

    Activity: Remembrance Morning Tea
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Royal Park Hall
    180 Charles Street
    North Perth
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Peer Based Harm Reduction WA
    Contact: Ruth
    Phone: 9325 8387
    Email: healthpromotion@harmreductionwa.org

    We are hosting a Remembrance Morning Tea in order to memorialize those we have lost to overdose. Staff from service providers and loved ones are welcome to attend this event.

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: IOAD Morning Tea
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 10:30 am
    Location: 828 Sydney Rd, Coburg North
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Salvation Army
    Contact: Caitlin
    Phone:
    Email: caitlin.harcourt@salvationarmy.org.au

    Workplace morning tea to raise awareness about overdose.

    Dandenong

    VIC

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: Level 2 – 122 Thomas Street, Dandenong 3175
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Monash Health Drug and Alcohol Service
    Contact: Leanne Van
    Phone: (03) 9792-7630
    Email: leanne.van@monashhealth.org

    Monash Health Primary Health Clinic & Needle Syringe Program will host a remembrance and reflection event for service users, family and friends who have lost loved ones or have been affected by overdose. Afternoon tea provided between 2-4pm.

    Melbourne

    VICtoria

    Activity: Melbourne Town Hall Lights Up for IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Melbourne Town Hall
    90 – 130 Swanston Street
    Melbourne Vic 3000
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Melbourne
    Contact: Jo Gillard
    Phone:
    Email: info@penington.org.au

    To raise awareness of International Overdose Awareness Day the Melbourne Town Hall will be lit purple. This is to start conversations around these issues and to bring awareness to the community in general as we are all affected by this in one way or another.

    Sunshine Coast

    QLD

    Activity: Hearts In The Sand
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Cotton Tree Park
    Cotton Tree Parade,
    Maroochydore, Queensland
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Jasmin Raggam
    Phone:
    Email: jmraggam@hotmail.com.au

    Hearts in The Sand is an event to help educate the community on prescription medication dependence, misuse and overdose. More Australian lives are lost due to prescription medications such as opioids and benzodiazepines than in car accidents. It is also a time remember the lives lost and recognise the grief so many Australian families have endured. Our purple hearts with handwritten messages from loved ones are to commemorate the lives lost and help raise awareness on this growing issue. Breaking the stigma associated with medication dependence and misuse can be accomplished with community efforts, we can all play our role by educating ourselves and starting the conversation with family, friends and co-workers. There will be lived experience people attending to chat and share stories. We have information sheets, books and DVD’s available free of charge . Anyone can place a purple heart in honour of a family member or friend.

    Footscray

    VIC

    Activity: Health Works Overdose Awareness Day Memorial
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 03:45 pm
    Location: Health Works
    4-12 Buckley St
    Footscray
    VIC 3011
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: cohealth – Health Works
    Contact: Nicole Hallahan
    Phone: 94485511
    Email:

    Health Works Memorial Afternoon Tea
    Thursday 29th August @ 3:45pm
    A ceremony event will be held at Health Works.
    A remembrance tree for the names of loved ones, incense and prayer paper will be available. A ceremony will be held with the unveiling of Health Works 2017-2018 Memorial Plaque .
    Health Works service users and any people who have lost someone from a drug overdose are welcome to attend.

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: Minute’s silence
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: 320 Main St, Mornington VIC 3931
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mornington Community Information and Support Centre
    Contact: stuart Davis-Meehan
    Phone: 5975 1644
    Email:

    One minute’s silence to remember those who have died or been affected by overdose.

    Carlton

    VIC

    Activity: IOAD Morning Tea
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 95 Drummond St, Carlton
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Penington Institute
    Contact: Tanya Burne
    Phone: 03 8662 3807
    Email: t.burne@penington.org.au

    Morning tea for the organisers and staff behind IOAD – a time for reflection and remembrance.

    Berwick

    VIC

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Week Conference
    Date: 26/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Chisholm Institute of Tafe
    Berwick Campus
    25 Kangan Drive
    BerwickFrankston Campus
    Flethcer Road
    Frankston
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Sharon Mamo
    Phone: 0429420957
    Email: Sharon.mamo@chisholm.edu.au

    INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS WEEK CONFERENCE
    HOSTED BY CHISHOLM INSTITUTE
    Health & Community Services (Addictions) & Student Services
    Berwick Campus, 25 Kangan Drive, Berwick, Room A103
    Contact Sharon Mamo, CNP, Educator & AOD Counsellor
    Phone: 0429420957
    MONDAY, AUGUST 26TH 2019
    10am – 2pm

    Mildura

    VIC

    Activity: team lucheon
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: 114 Orange Ave Mildura
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mallee District Aboriginal Services
    Contact: Kylie Cawley
    Phone: 0429636554
    Email: kcawley@mdas.org.au

    Team Luncheon for Social and Emotional Wellbeing support workers

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: Webinar: naloxone: Saving Lives
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: https://www.turningpoint.org.au/education/events/webinar-naloxone-saving-lives
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Turning Point
    Contact: Workforce Development
    Phone: 8413 8413
    Email: training@turningpoint.org.au

    Naloxone Webinar Training

    Traralgon

    VIC

    Activity: IOAD Coming Together to Remember
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 2:00 pm
    Location: 3/35 Grey Street, Traralgon
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Australian Community Support Organisation – ACSO
    Contact: Amanda Exley
    Phone: +61 427 899 615
    Email: aexley@acso.org.au

    Education, personal experiences, remembrance, minutes silence, morning tea, speeches, information, a time to come together

    Shepparton

    VIC

    Activity: IOAD Coming Together to Remember
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 95-97 Welsford Street, Shepparton
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Australian Community Support Organisation – ACSO
    Contact: Amanda Exley
    Phone: +61 427 899 615
    Email: aexley@acso.org.au

    Education, personal experiences, remembrance, minutes silence, morning tea, speeches, information, a time to come together

    Bendigo

    VIC

    Activity: IOAD Coming Together to Remember
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: level 1/20 Bridge Street, Bendigo
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Australian Community Support Organisation – ACSO
    Contact: Amanda Exley
    Phone: +61 427 899 615
    Email: aexley@acso.org.au

    Education, personal experiences, remembrance, minutes silence, morning tea, speeches, information, a time to come together

    Ballarat

    VIC

    Activity: IOAD Coming Together to Remember
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 305a Dana Street, Ballarat
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Australian Community Support Organisation – ACSO
    Contact: Amanda Exley
    Phone: +61 427 899 615
    Email: aexley@acso.org.au

    Education, personal experiences, remembrance, minutes silence, morning tea, speeches, information, a time to come together

    Sunshine

    VIC

    Activity: IOAD Coming Together to Remember
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: 35-45 Dickson Street, Sunshine.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Australian Community Support Organisation – ACSO
    Contact: Amanda Exley
    Phone: +61 427 899 615
    Email: aexley@acso.org.au

    Education, personal experiences, remembrance, minutes silence, morning tea, speeches, information, a time to come together

    Geelong

    VIC

    Activity: Overdose Day advertising campaign
    Date: 01/08/2019
    Time: 01:01 am
    Location: Varied sites
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Barwon Health
    Contact: Craig
    Phone: 0417 521 360
    Email: craig.harvey@barwonhealth.org.au

    This year we have chosen to pursue a broader advertising campaign, looking to speak to conusmers who otherwise would not come into contact with harm reduction messaging.
    We have developed and displayed posters in public toilets, shopping centre lifts, and in a large regional general hospital.
    Focussing on both prevention and opioid overdose response, we will be offering education and naloxone training.

    Albanvale

    VIC

    Activity: Use of Naloxone
    Date: 19/08/2019
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: 3/38 evergreen avenue , Albanvale -3021
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mid west Community care unit
    Contact: Harry Singh
    Phone: 0393653000
    Email: Harry.singh@mh.org.au

    Session on overdose prevention and awareness of nalaoxne use.

    Brisbane

    QLD

    Activity: Light Up Brisbane Botanic Gardens
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:30 pm
    Location: Tropical Dome, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Brisbane QLD
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Brisbane City Council
    Contact: Brisbane City Council
    Phone: 133 263
    Email: a.rolle@penington.org.au

    The Tropical Dome at Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha will be lit up purple on Saturday 31st of August for the 2019 International Overdose Awareness Day.

    Hawthorn

    VIC

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Art Exhibition- Be Zine Project
    Date: 28/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: The Basement
    Hawthorn Arts Centre
    360 Burwood Road
    Hawthorn VIC 3122
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Medication Support and Recovery Service
    Contact: Sarah Corkran
    Phone: 98103093
    Email: sarah.corkran@accesshc.org.au

    On the 28th of August 2019, our Be Zine peer support group are hosting an art exhibition to commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day. This event will be held at the Hawthorn Arts Centre, from 12-4pm, in the Basement room. This a free event.

    The exhibition will feature artwork created by our group participants. The pieces will incorporate themes of overdose, tributes, recovery and hope.

    By hosting an event like this one, we hope to aid in the prevention of overdose deaths. We also hope to provide a forum for people to discuss how overdose may have had an impact on them or their loved ones. Trained mental health clinicians, peer workers and counsellors will be in attendance at the event, creating a safe space for discussion.

    All are welcome to attend, and view the wonderful artworks that have been created.
    Tickets are available via the Eventbrite link below.

    To add a postcard to the exhibition, and be part of the project, follow this link:
    https://msrs.org.au/international-overdose-awareness-day/

    We look forward to seeing you on the 28th of August, at the Hawthorn Arts Centre.

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: Strengthening our community response to overdose: Youth Projects IOAD naloxone training
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: 7-9 Hosier Lane, Melbourne 3000
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Youth Projects
    Contact: Tristan Duncan
    Phone:
    Email: tristand@youthprojects.org.au

    To mark International Overdose Awareness Day 2019, Youth Projects will be hosting a naloxone training event and lunch on Hosier Lane. The event seeks to empower participants with the capacity to respond to overdose and encourage community advocacy in the drug policy space.

    Training will run from 12:00pm to 12.30 pm and will be followed by a free lunch

    The event welcomes punters and sector staff.

    All training participants will be offered free access to the naloxone nasal spray antidote.

    melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: Naloxone training, looking at GHB OD
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:01 pm
    Location: Odyssey/Anglicare Hub
    2 market st werribbe
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Odyssey House
    Contact: David French-Wright
    Phone: 0466 605 768
    Email: dfrench-wright@odyssey.org.au

    Naloxone Trainung, how to access naloxone at no cost for clients, listing pharmacies hold naloxone on free scheme.
    Focus on GHB, what does OD look like, harm min, deadly combinations

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: SHARC Reflection Event
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Gordon Storey Memorial Hall
    SHARC
    140 Grange Rd.,
    Carnegie
    VIC 3163
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Self Help Addiction Resource Centre (SHARC)
    Contact: Rosemary McClean
    Phone: 03 95731700
    Email: info@sharc.org.au

    In recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day, SHARC hosts this annual reflection event and warmly invites friends and family who have been impacted by the loss of a loved one due to substance use.
    The event includes a circle of acknowledgement, a poem reading and a quiet dedication activity at our reflection space. A light brunch will be shared afterwards.

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: 3rd Annual World’s Largest Overdose Prevention Training
    Date: 29/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Port Melbourne Town Hall
    333 Bay Street
    Port Melbourne
    VIC 3207
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: First Step
    Contact: Delwyn Maxwell
    Phone: 03 9537 3177
    Email: info@firststep.org.au

    Community Health Organisations from St.Kilda and surrounds are coming together to commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day by hosting a FREE community event designed to provide information around the signs of overdose and provide practical training in ways to prevent or avert overdose should it occur.

    If you know or love someone with problematic drug use or if you work in industries/areas in which you are likely to encounter drug use, this event is for you!

    Participating services: Windana, The Salvation Army Crisis Services, Access Health, Penington Institute, Launch Housing, St.Kilda Gatehouse, South City Clinic, WhiteLion, City of Port Philip, Choir of Hard Knocks, First Step

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: Connecting with Hope
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:30 pm
    Location: Banyule Community Health
    21 Alamein Rd.
    West Heidelberg. VIC
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Banyule Community Health
    Contact: Gabe Magyar
    Phone: (03) 9450 2000
    Email: bch.reception@bchs.org.au

    BCH staff in partnership with local community members will be hosting guest speakers, and a BBQ lunch.
    Information with the aim to increase community awareness around the risks of overdose will be provided by our friendly staff.
    Community members who have lost someone to overdose, will be supported to write a tribute to their loved ones.

    Richmond

    VIC

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Community Event
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: North Richmond Community Health
    23 Lennox Street
    Richmond, VIC, 3121
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: North Richmond Community Health
    Contact: Amelia Berg
    Phone: 0436346392
    Email: ameliab@nrch.com.au

    North Richmond Community Health is holding a community event to recognize International Overdose Awareness Day. We will host a community BBQ lunch, candlelight memorial, guest speakers, Naloxone training, and local DJ.

    Swan Hill

    VIC

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: 70 Nyah Road, Swan Hill 3585
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Mallee District Aboriginal Services
    Contact: Suszanna Aertssen
    Phone: 50328600
    Email: saertssen@mdas.org.au

    Informational morning.
    Getting our support workers and members of the community (paramedic, nurse, drug worker) to come and speak to school aged and community about overdose. Having a light lunch and giving a moment of silence to those we have lost from overdose.

    Mildura

    VIC

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Sunraysia Community Health Service
    13th Street
    Mildura, 3500
    Victoria, Australia
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Sunraysia Community Health Services
    Contact: Norman Elder
    Phone:
    Email: nelder@schs.com.au

    Art installation featuring a collection of the various posters featured on the IOAD website. Have a living “document” that participants can write a comment, draw a picture, just record something or anything which we will keep and will be utilised every IOAD. Light lunch will be provided with DTS and MH staff available if participants wish to engage or ask any questions.

    Lithgow

    NSW

    Activity: Community Information and Tributes
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Lithgow City Library
    157 Main Street
    Lithgow NSW 2790
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Uniting
    Contact: Brigitte Lees
    Phone: 0466869771
    Email: blees@uniting.org

    Uniting and LINC have partnered to host a community information stall at the Lithgow City Library. Information will be available in a range of formats, and aims to increase community awareness of the risks of overdose due to use of both illicit substances, and prescription medications.
    Community members who have lost someone to overdose, will be supported to post an online tribute to their loved ones.

    Colac & Geelong

    VIC

    Activity: Promote Awareness on “Community Connect” Radio program.
    Date: 21/08/2019
    Time: 11:12 am
    Location: Broadcasting from Colac on 98.3fm for Colac and District and 88.7fm Coastal Vic.We are at Shop6/86 Murray St., Colac, 3250

    The program streams live at “www.ocrfm.org.au” and it is also podcast.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: OCR FM
    Contact: Greg McHenry
    Phone: 0407396481
    Email: gregmchenry62@gmail.com

    Nick Sourlos, pharmacist at Colac Area Health, and Harry Smith, AOD clinician CAH, will talk about all aspects of AOD abuses, harm reduction, Narcan, prevention, etc. with Edwina and Greg McHenry announcing/presenting.

    Sydney

    NSW

    Activity: Overdose Awareness BBQ day @Marrin Weejali aboriginal corp
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Marrin Weejali Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Healing Centre 79-81 Jersey Road, Blackett N.S.W 2770
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Marrin Weejali Aboriginal drug and alcohol healing centre
    Contact: Shannon
    Phone: 0406 425 751
    Email: Shannon@marrinweejlai.org.au

    Host a community event to raise awareness of drug overdose within our Indigenous community. This event will involve staff and local community members. There will be guest speakers, a BBQ lunch and lucky door prizes.

    Ballarat

    VIC

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: Alfred Deakin Place, Ballarat
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Ballarat Community Health
    Contact: Kate Davenport
    Phone: 0448 871 391
    Email: kateda@bchc.org.au

    Ballarat Community Health will be hosting an event to raise awareness and to honor those who have lost their lives as a result of overdose and acknowledge the grief felt by family and friends.
    The event will be open to the public and will include a candlelight vigil allowing attendees time for reflection, a remembrance tree, guest speakers, education and resources.

    Perth

    WA

    Activity: Fremantle NSEP Overdose Awareness Afternoon Tea
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Fremantle NSEP, Block A, Fremantle Hospital, 65 South Terrace
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: WA AIDS Council
    Contact: Bec
    Phone: 94820000
    Email: rcraft@waaids.com

    The Fremantle NSEP will again be holding an afternoon tea to remember loved ones lost to overdose, and raise awareness about overdose prevention. Guests will also have the opportunity take part in a short Overdose response brief intervention training, where they will receive a take home naloxone kit.

    Richmond

    VIC

    Activity: IOAD Coming Together to Remember
    Date: 30/08/2019
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Events to be held at ACSO offices in;
    Richmond- 1 Hoddle Street, Richmond
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Australian Community Support Organisation – ACSO
    Contact: Amanda Exley
    Phone: +61 427 899 615
    Email: aexley@acso.org.au

    Education, personal experiences, remembrance, minutes silence, morning tea, speeches, information, a time to come together

    Geelong Barwon

    VIC

    Activity: Remembrance for Overdose Prevention
    Date: 02/09/2019
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Stepping Up Consortium
    25 Gordon Ave
    Geelong West
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: AOD TREATMENT SERVICE
    Contact: Misty Collins
    Phone: 0435657925
    Email: mcollins@stepping-up.org.au

    Open Day
    Morning Tea and Remembrance service

    Perth

    WA

    Activity: Trafalgar Bridge to be lit up in PURPLE
    Date: 31/08/2019
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Trafalgar Bridge East Perth
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Susan MacPherson
    Phone: 0425344812
    Email: bluntbabe_9@yahoo.com

    It has been confirmed that the Trafalgar Bridge, located in East Perth will be lit up in PURPLE from dusk until midnight on the 31st August 2019 in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day and our lost loved ones.