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Activities 2020

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  • Stawell

    VIC

    Activity: Spreading the word
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 12:00 pm
    Location: Online
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Grampians Community Health
    Contact: Emma Mackley
    Phone: 0417550742
    Email: emma.mackley@gch.org.au

    Grampians Community Health are hanging purple lights aorund all of their sites.

    They have also relased their first Podcast – Community Is Our Middle Name. The first episode focuses on International Overdose Awareness day and the importance of having this conversation. The host speaks with Emma our Non Residential Withdrawal Nurse.

    Mitcham

    VIC

    Activity: The Salvation Army International Overdose Awareness Day Event
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 12:05 pm
    Location: On line TEAMS event
    Public/Private: Private
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Salvation Army
    Contact: juanita davis
    Phone:
    Email: juanita.davis@salvationarmy.org.au

    The plan for the event will be:
    • An introduction to International Overdose Awareness Day including its history and this year’s theme “A time to remember a time to act”
    • A naloxone training Session
    • Staff stories
    • Reflective song

    Footscary

    VIC

    Activity: IOAD Memorial Event
    Date: 30/08/2021
    Time: 10:15 am
    Location: Events will take place all week from Monday 30th @
    Health Works
    4-12 Buckley St.
    Footscray
    VIC 3011
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: cohealth – Health Works
    Contact: Andy Sinclair
    Phone: 9448 5510
    Email: Healthworks@cohealth.org.au

    Health Works will this year be promoting and providing naloxone training and access for all PWID’s, family and friends.
    We will have the silber badges and purple wrist bands to hand out, and cardboard purple stars for people to write either the name of a loved one who has passed from a drug overdose, or a memorial message.These will be displayed in our courtyard outside the NSP on a perspex board.

    These activities will take place ALL WEEK from the Monday 30th.

    We are also promoting both the HRVic on-line training this Friday 27th @ 4pm and the First Step on-line training on Monday 30th @ 5pm to our clients.
    As a special treat on Tuesday 31st and Wednesday 1st Sept. we will have cupcakes and muffins to give out to clients that will have edible messages on top about overdose prevention.

    City of Yarra

    VIC

    Activity: What International Overdose Awareness Day means to me
    Date: 06/09/2021
    Time: 07:30 pm
    Location: Online event Monday 6th September at 7.30pm, www.ydhf.org.au
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Yarra Drug and Health Forum
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Join us for this event online Monday 6 September commencing at 7.30pm www.ydhf.org.au

    What International Overdose Awareness Day means to me – hear personal accounts from family and friends of people who have died of overdose, politicians, peer workers and others about what this day means to them.

    For more information about International Overdose Awareness Day visit

    International Overdose Awareness Day

    Geelong

    VIC

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Geelong
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time:
    Location: Online
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Barwon Health
    Contact: Isabella Natale
    Phone: 1800 196 850
    Email: harmreductionservices@barwonhealth.org.au

    Social media campaign

    Richmond

    VIC

    Activity: Virtual Morning Tea
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 10:30 am
    Location: 1 Hoddle Street
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: ACSO
    Contact: Aston Elliot
    Phone: 0438992884
    Email: aelliot@acso.org.au

    Virtual morning tea, memorials, information sharing re safe use and OD prevention, candle lighting for staff in ACSOs AOD intake, assessment and treatment teams.

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 09:00 am
    Location: 31 Grey St, St Kilda 3182.
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: The Salvation Army – Access Health
    Contact: Jasmine Stubbs
    Phone: 9536 7780
    Email:

    For International Overdose Awareness Day 2021 Access Health and 24/7 NSP will be handing out small care packages to the community to acknowledge those who have lost a loved one to overdose and to say thank you to those who have engaged in harm reduction, to those who have reversed an overdose and to those who have engaged in conversations/education to prevent and reduce drug-related harm.

    Access Health and 24/7 NSP stand in remembrance of those who have died due to overdose and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind.

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: SHARC observes International Overdose Awareness Day
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Online
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Reception
    Phone: 95731740
    Email: info@sharc.org.au

    SHARC invites you to join us virtually to share in memory, reflection, education and community.
    We also ask that all attendees bring a candle which you will be invited to light during the event.

    St.Kilda

    VIC

    Activity: World’s Largest Overdose Prevention Training
    Date: 30/08/2021
    Time: 05:30 pm
    Location: ONLINE
    For bookings go to
    https://www.trybooking.com/BTLUS
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Community Organisations from StKilda and surrounds
    Contact: Del
    Phone: 0415496620
    Email: Delwyn@firststep.org.au

    The 5th Annual World’s Largest Overdose Prevention Training will include a deep dive into overdose: who is vulnerable, how it happens, what to look out for. We will then walk you through what to do in the event of an overdose and finish with some words from the folks at SHARC (Self Help Addiction Resource Centre)

    Who is it for? Suitable for anyone likely to witness an overdose: family, friends, people living in areas of high drug use, sector workers, students of AOD etc.

    Supported by: First Step, Penington Institute, Star Health, Launch Housing, Salvation Army/Access Health, St.Kilda Gatehouse, Windana, Alfred Health (South City Clinic), Whitelion, Harm Reduction Victoria and SHARC (Family Drug Help)

    Fitzroy

    VIC

    Activity: International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 06:00 pm
    Location: To be confirmed
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Fitzroy Legal Service
    Contact: Laura Button
    Phone: 0402 644 085
    Email: lbutton@fls.org.au

    The Women’s Leadership Group is holding a vigil on International Overdose Awareness Day for the many we’ve lost, and continue to lose, to drug overdose.

    Jazzy, one of the group’s original members, is one of those, and died within days of exiting custody.

    This event will:

    • Focus on women. They are underrepresented in this conversation. Due to criminalisation, stigma and shame, our women are dying in the shadows and often their stories are either whitewashed or not told.

    • Memorialise their deaths and celebrate their lives – they are not just how their story ended.

    • Speak to the necessity of drug decriminalisation – Government policy neglects women’s health in favour of criminalising them.

    • Pay tribute to the costs this exacts on partners, children, family members, friends, acquaintances, and community.

    Speakers to be announced.

    The Women’s Leadership Group

    The Women’s Leadership Group is an advocacy group composed of women with expert experience of incarceration and criminalisation. The group’s mandate is to undertake systemic advocacy aimed at challenging the inherent harms of the criminal justice system and connected social sector, as it relates to incarcerated and criminalised women.

    Fitzroy Legal Service

    We work towards a fairer and more just Victorian community, one in which the legal and broader social system supports equity and justice.

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    Fitzroy

    VIC

    Activity: Online Naloxone Training
    Date: 27/08/2021
    Time: 04:00 pm
    Location: zoom link Harm Reduction Victoria is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.Topic: Naloxone Administration
    Time: Aug 27, 2021 04:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87869555825?pwd=Q1h0cDMrelhOVkdoODJHQXU2UkpBUT09

    Meeting ID: 878 6955 5825
    Passcode: IOAD2021
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Harm Reduction Victoria
    Contact: Jane Dicka
    Phone: 0425817451
    Email: janed@hrvic.org.au

    peer based, online session covering when and how to administer naloxone. Free naloxone kits for those who participate.

    Wodonga

    VIC

    Activity: Overdose prevention Day local media campaign
    Date: 02/08/2021
    Time:
    Location: Wodonga Vic
    Wangaratta Vic
    Albury NSW
    and surrounding area’s
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Organisation
    Name of Organisation: Gateway health Wodonga and Wangaratta
    Contact: lucy hanrahan
    Phone: 0424148892
    Email: lucy.hanrahan@gatewayhealth.org.au

    -Albury, Wodonga and Wangaratta council are lighting a monument purple in each city center.
    -Media campaign (local news, radio and new paper’s)
    -social media release- via gateway health website, Facebook and Instagram pages

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: Melbourne Town Hall Lights Up Purple for IOAD 2021
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Melbourne Town Hall
    90-130 Swanston St
    Melbourne VIC 3000
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email:

    Melbourne Town Hall will be lit purple, in honour and remembrance of those who have died due to overdose and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind.

    Docklands

    VIC

    Activity: Bolte Bridge Lights Up Purple for IOAD 2021
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Bolte Bridge
    Docklands VIC 3008
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact:
    Phone:
    Email: ewon2@transurban.com

    Bolte Bridge will be lit purple, in honour and remembrance of those who have died due to overdose and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind.

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: Flinders St Station Lights Up Purple for IOAD 2021
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: Flinders St Station
    Flinders St
    Melbourne VIC 3000
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Graeme
    Phone: Kaye
    Email: Graeme.Kaye@development.vic.gov.au

    Flinders St Station will be lit purple, in honour and remembrance of those who have died due to overdose and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind.

    Melbourne

    VIC

    Activity: AAMI Park Lights Up Purple for IOAD 2021
    Date: 31/08/2021
    Time: 05:00 pm
    Location: AAMI Park
    Olympic Blvd
    Melbourne
    Public/Private: Public
    Individual/Organisation: Individual
    Name of Organisation:
    Contact: Alex Stockton
    Phone:
    Email: AStockton@mopt.vic.gov.au

    AAMI Park will be lit purple, in honour and remembrance of those who have died due to overdose and acknowledge the grief of the family and friends left behind.