International Overdose Awareness Day – Launceston

Date: 31/08/2023
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: The Salvation Army, Carpenter Auditorium
Public/Private: Public
Individual/Organisation: Organisation
Name of Organisation: The Salvation Army + Launceston City Mission +ATDC
Contact: Ruzina Dahal
Phone: 0402721058

On August 31, International Overdose Awareness Day, we encourage you to attend our event in Launceston. It will be a day filled with remembrance, education, community engagement, connection and hope.

Here’s what you can expect:

1. Crane Folding Session: Arrive with your pre-folded cranes or learn to fold them on the day. We believe that every crane represents hope and symbolises a life lost to overdose. Add your cranes to the “Forest of Cranes” art installation and become a part of a powerful collective message.

2. Lived Experience Advocates firsthand talk: Hear from our very own advocates, who will share their knowledge and personal experiences related to overdose prevention and awareness. Gain valuable insights into the signs and risks of overdose and how we can collectively reduce harms. Education and awareness are crucial in saving lives and building understandings.

3. Commemoration and Remembrance: Join with the community as we come together to remember those we have lost to overdose. It’s a time to honour their lives and reflect on the impact of overdose on individuals, families, and communities. Together, we can support each other through compassion and understanding.

4. Social Media Engagement: Share the photos of your cranes on social media to amplify our message of ending overdose. Use the hashtags #EndOverdose, #OverdoseAware, and #IOAD2023, and mention @OverdoseDay and @atdctas. By spreading awareness online, we can reach a wider audience and encourage meaningful conversations.

Don’t miss this opportunity to contribute to a significant cause and be part of a supportive community. Help us raise awareness, save lives, and promote a world free from overdose. Mark your calendars for August 31 and join us. Together, we can make a difference.

Doors open at 12:00pm with a Lived Experience first-hand talk commencing at 12:30pm.

Limited capacity so register now.

For further details, please contact Ruzina at ATDC on 6231 5002 or

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

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