Barwon Health hears from people who go ‘unseen’

Date: 30/08/2023
Time: 12:00 am
Public/Private: Public
Individual/Organisation: Organisation
Name of Organisation: Barwon Health

Four, half page advertisements have been taken out with the local paper, the Geelong Advertiser. Dating from Wednesday the 30th Aug to Saturday the 2nd of September.

Each advertisement highlights 1 contributor that remains unseen, but impacted by overdose. Our contributors are Professor Eugene Athan OAM from Barwon Health’s Public Health Unit, Mark Davies a local GP that prescribes MATOD, Brittany Chapman a Public Health Officer at Harm Reduction Victoria, and Chloe, a local AOD Peer Worker and overdose survivor.

The advertisements highlight a quote from a larger contribution that will be available on Barwon Health’s website. Each contributor has shared how overdose has impacted them, what IOAD means to them and what they would like the general public to know about IOAD.

On IOAD the NSP will be handing out Fortune Cookies that contain 5 different personalised IOAD messages.

Overdose affects everyone. From grieving families to spontaneous first responders, the impacts of overdose are far-reaching and fall indiscriminately.

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