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  • Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: Bonnies struggle
    Date: 10/11/2020
    Time: 12:00 am
    Location: 711/450 st kilda rd
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Oddessy
    Contact: Bonnie
    Phone: 0450031258
    Email:

    Educating young adults what it is like to go threw a serious drug addiction and beat it

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: Harm Reduction Victoria IOAD Naloxone Training
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 04:30 pm
    Location: Online
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Harm Reduction Victoria
    Contact: Jane Dicka
    Phone: 03 93291500
    Email: janed@hrvic.org.au

    Online training for people who use and inject drugs & friends and family. Naloxone provided.

    The Basin

    VIC

    Activity: Overdose and Naloxone Education
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: The Salvation Army Bridge Program
    49 Basin-Olinda Rd
    The Basin VIC 3154
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Salvation Army
    Contact: Naomi Loveday
    Phone: 03 9760 9212
    Email: naomi.loveday@salvationarmy.org.au

    Providing group education on overdose prevention, overdose treatment, and Naloxone use

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: Live event to pay tribute to lives lost to overdose
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Facebook Live from Parliament House, Melbourne. Streamed on the Facebook page of Fiona Patten MP.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Mira
    Phone: 9386 4400
    Email: fiona.patten@parliament.vic.gov.au

    We will be paying tribute to lives lost to overdose. Anyone who would like us to pay tribute to their loved one, please send through their name, a short message and a flower that best represents their life by 11am AEST Monday 31st of August. fiona.patten@parliament.vic.gov.au

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: Burnet Institute’s IOAD Event: Opioid overdose in Australia and internationally: scaling up our responses to reduce harm
    Date: 01/09/2020
    Time: 02:00 pm
    Location: Tuesday 1st September, 2-3pm AEST
    https://zoom.us/j/98331966504?pwd=VmpkMnU1NkVnSUVramNLYjU4NEVxdz09
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Burnet Institute
    Contact: Penny Hill
    Phone:
    Email: penny.hill@burnet.edu.au

    August 31 2020 marks the 20th year of the International Overdose Awareness Day. Sadly, every year thousands of people die as a result of opioid overdose. Yet these deaths are preventable.

    This event will be hosted online by the Burnet Institute and present some of the latest work on responses to opioid overdose that is being conducted by the Institute and its collaborators across Australia and internationally.

    This one-hour event will feature three speakers from the Behaviours and Health Risks Program at the Institute. The program will run as follows:
    1. Setting the scene, international patterns in opioid overdose: Amanda Roxburgh
    2. The Stop Overdose Safely initiative, a WHO/UNODC program to scale-up take-home naloxone in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Ukraine: Paul Dietze (on behalf of the SOS project team)
    3. Opioid overdose deaths in Australia – are we doing enough? Amanda Roxburgh
    4. Scaling up take-home naloxone across Australia: Penny Hill (on behalf of the National Naloxone Reference Group)

    St. Kilda

    VIC

    Activity: IOAD morning tea and reflection
    Date: 28/08/2020
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Telehealth/online
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Thorne Harbour Health
    Contact: Nic Robinson-Griffith
    Phone: 0458889987
    Email: Nic.robinson-griffith@thorneharbour.org

    A morning tea, taking the form of an education and reflection space. Acknowledging the impacts of overdose on the LGBTI community and working to share knowledge amongst the organisation to reduce stigma.

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: Flinders Street Station lights up purple for IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Flinders Street Station
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Melbourne
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Flinders Street Station will be lit purple for International Overdose Awareness Day 2020

    St Kilda

    VIC

    Activity: Acknowledging community first responders
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 11:59 am
    Location: 29-31 Grey Street, St Kilda
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Salvation Army – 24/7 NSP and Access Health – St Kilda
    Contact: rebecca thatcher
    Phone: 9536 7780
    Email: rebecca.thatcher@salvationarmy.org.au

    Acknowledging the members of our community who have taken it upon themselves to train up in overdose response and naloxone administration including the many people who have themselves saved the lives of friends, peers, family and strangers who have overdosed. Anyone who visits our services on 31st August 2020 will receive a small care and appreciation gift.
    To mark the 20th anniversary, The Salvation Army will be promoting IOAD and it’s origins at our site’s in St Kilda by founder SJ Finn on it’s many social and other community platforms.

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: Compassion not Judgement online event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: Event link is here:

    International Overdose Awareness Day Online Forum – Compassion Not Judgement


    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Apod Family Support
    Contact: Debbie Warner
    Phone: 0412382812
    Email: Debbie@apod.org.au

    Online Event – Compassion not Judgement
    Guest Speakers Professor Margaret Hamilton, Sam Biondo (VAADA), Dr. Nico Clark (NRCH) and families and people with lived experience of the impact of drug overdose.

    Footscray

    VIC

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 04/09/2020
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Healthworks Footscray and Braybrook NSP outlets
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: CoHealth/Healthworks
    Contact: Ben and Natalya
    Phone: 0408246696
    Email: OD.Ed@cohealth.org.au

    Healthworks will be streaming an online presentation and message at midday. Hamper bags will also be available from both the Braybrook and Footscray NSP sites as well as from our outreach team.

    St.Kilda

    VIC

    Activity: World’s Largest Overdose Prevention Training
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: ONLINERegistrations via:
    https://www.trybooking.com/BKZZH
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: World’s Largest Overdose Prevention Training
    Contact: Delwyn
    Phone:
    Email: Delwyn@firststep.org.au

    Community Health Organisations from St.Kilda and surrounds have come together to present this ONLINE event for International Overdose Awareness Day.

    Learn:
    -the signs & symptoms of overdose
    -how to administer the opioid reversal drug Naloxone
    -where to obtain Naloxone via the Naloxone Subsidy Initiative
    -information on how to access support services
    -opportunity for Q&A

    St.Kilda

    VIC

    Activity: World’s Largest Overdose Prevention Training
    Date: 27/08/2020
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: ONLINE
    Bookings via the followinghttps://www.trybooking.com/BKZZG
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: World’s Largest Overdose Prevention Training
    Contact: Delwyn Maxwell
    Phone:
    Email: Delwyn@firststep.org.au

    10 Community Health Organisations from St.Kilda & surrounds have come together to present this online event for International Overdose Awareness Day.

    Learn:
    – the signs & symptoms of opioid overdose
    -how to administer the opioid reversal drug Naloxone
    -obtain information about where to obtain Naloxone via the Naloxone Subsidy Initiative
    -where to go for support services
    – there will also be an opportunity for Q&A

    Hawthorn

    VIC

    Activity: IOAD @ Access Health and Community
    Date: 24/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Online
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Access Health and Community
    Contact: Sarah Corkran
    Phone:
    Email: sarah.corkran@accesshc.org.au

    Access Health and Community is moving their Overdose Awareness Day commemoration online this year, due to the global pandemic. We’ll be hosting a 7-day social media campaign to provide educational posts from our clinicians and raise awareness. We’ll also be posting a Q&A video with our clinicians on different topics relating to overdose. On the 31st of August we’re encouraging all staff to wear purple to show their support. Finally, we’ll be sending out an IOAD themed newsletter to those on our mailing lists.

    Victoria

    VIC

    Activity: Stepping Up Barwon Rememberance
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 12:00 am
    Location: Hi All,
    This is a save the date for Monday 31/08/2020 at 12pm (midday) to please attend our International Overdose Prevention Day presentation.
    This year, due to the global pandemic we are putting on a Zoom session with songs, poetry, facts & figures to highlight and destigmatise this critical issue.
    The representative colour for International Overdose Prevention Day is PURPLE, so please, come along with some PURPLE in your attire and show some solidarity for this worthy cause.Kind Regards,
    The Stepping Up Barwon Overdose Prevention TeamMisty, Nat & Chris

    Zoom Address
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87591578405
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Stepping-Up Barwon
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Misty Collins
    Phone: 0435657925
    Email: Mcollins@stepping.up.org.au

    INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY
    Monday the 31 of August 2020 @ 12pm
    International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on the 31st of August each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug related death. It is our aim to acknowledge the grief and loss felt by families, friends and the community – remembering those who have died of or have a permanent injury as a result of an overdose.
    Open House Event The representative colour for international overdose prevention day is purple. Please come along with some purple in your attire to show some solidarity for this worthy cause
    For any further information please contact:
    mcollins@stepping-up.org.au
    Zoom address: 875 9157 8405

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: Melbourne Town Hall lights up purple for IOAD 2020
    Date: 29/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Melbourne Town Hall
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Melbourne
    Contact: Jean-Francois
    Phone:
    Email: jean-francois.piery@melbourne.vic.gov.au

    Melbourne Town Hall will be lit up purple to honour all the lives lost to overdose.

    Swan Hill

    VIC

    Activity: Dress Purple Day for IOAD
    Date: 28/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 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

    Wear purple day on 28/8 for IOAD! Have members from our Social Emotional Wellbeing Team create a video to acknowledge the day and to talk about statistics of our ATSI population.

    Ballarat

    VIC

    Activity: Online IOAD Event
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 01:00 pm
    Location: Online event
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Ballarat Community Health
    Contact: Kate Davenport
    Phone:
    Email: kateda@bchc.org.au

    Unfortunately due to COVID-19 restrictions, Ballarat Community Health will be unable to host a public event this year. Instead we have created a virtual candlelight remembrance video sharing messages from loved ones who have been affected by overdose.

    In the weeks leading up to Overdose Day we will be sharing information on our Facebook page about overdose and naloxone.

    Ballarat

    VIC

    Activity: Ballarat Lake Fountains Light Up Purple for IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Ballarat Lake Fountains
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Ballarat Lake Fountains will be lit up purple for International Overdose Awareness Day in honour of the people who have been lost to overdose

    Ballarat

    VIC

    Activity: Ballarat Town Hall Lights Up Purple for IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Ballarat Town Hall
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Ballarat Town Hall will be lit up purple for International Overdose Awareness Day in honour of the people who have been lost to overdose

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: Bolte Bridge Lights Up Purple for IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Bolte Bridge
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Melbourne
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Bolte Bridge will be lit up purple on International Overdose Awareness Day in honour of the people who have been lost to overdose

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: Melbourne Star Lights Up Purple for IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: Melbourne Star, Docklands
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Melbourne
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Melbourne Star will be lit up purple on International Overdose Awareness Day in honour of the people who have been lost to overdose

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: AAMI Park Lights Up Purple for IOAD
    Date: 31/08/2020
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: AAMI Park
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: City of Melbourne
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    AAMI Park will be lit up purple on International Overdose Awareness Day in honour of the people who have been lost to overdose

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: Overdose Awareness Day Commemorative Podcast
    Date: 27/07/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Online
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Association of Participating Service Users
    Contact: Sam Schlicht
    Phone: 0438352938
    Email: apsu@sharc.org.au

    Despite being unable to gather in person, the Association of Participating Service Users – a service of the Self Help Addiction Resource Centre – is determined to meaningfully honour Overdose Awareness Day.

    As part of this effort, we are producing a podcast tribute to friends and loved ones lost to overdose, and hope that some of you will be willing to take part in a brief recorded telephone call to answer the following two questions:

    1. Describe the person you lost and their relationship to you
    2. Tell us something you would like people to know about them

    Both questions can be answered any way you like. You may have a story to tell about the person, or a feeling for what they would have been doing now. You may not have anything remarkable or original to say, but just want to give a simple remembrance. Your participation is what counts.

    The only thing we ask is to focus on the person rather than their drug use. We want to give a sense of the human experience that numbers and policy arguments fail to express.

    In order to take part, please send an email to apsu@sharc.org.au with a weekday and time when you can talk on the phone for around 5 minutes or less. We’ll confirm by email and then give you a call when it was requested.

    You will not be asked to provide any identifying details beyond what you choose to say about yourself or the person you’re commemorating. You’ll be one of many, and the recordings will only be used for this project.

    Check out regular episodes of the podcast, ‘Straight From the Source, wherever you usually get your podcasts, or at https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/straight-from-the-source-apsu-podcast/

    Geelong

    VIC

    Activity: Naloxone – Get on board
    Date: 03/08/2020
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: Various
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Barwon Health
    Contact: Craig Harvey
    Phone: 0417 521 360
    Email: craig.harvey@barwonhealth.org.au

    For 3 months, commencing in August – Barwon Health will be displaying a powerful message, reminding the public of the importance of carrying naloxone. Utilising bus advertising, a large advertisement covering the entire rear of a public transport bus will be displayed.

    Further, during the week of Overdose Awareness Day, each NSP delivery will receive custom made fortune cookies, containing overdose prevention messages and information on how to access free naloxone, locally.

    Both these strategies were designed in light of COVID-19 restrictions which have limited face to face contact with those that access harm reduction services.

    Mebourne

    VIC

    Activity: Remember me
    Date: 27/08/2020
    Time: 10:00 am
    Location: Port Phillip Prison
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Uniting ReGen
    Contact: bernadette maxwell
    Phone: 9217 7222
    Email: bernadette.maxwell@au.g4s.com

    Remember me

    We will be holding an event in which both prisoners and staff remember who has been touched by overdose.
    We aim to highlight the risk of those leaving prison and our commitment to reducing the risk of overdose post release.

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