Skip to main content

Training

Inform, educate and promote safety

An Introduction To Harm Reduction

Trainer: Nigel Brunsdon
This course was designed for anyone working within non-substance misuse services, eg nurses, police, social services staff and other care organisations. However it also works as a great primer for both new and experienced drugs workers. The main focus is on giving delegates the practical skills required to work within a harm reduction methodology.

Safer Injecting

Trainer: Nigel Brunsdon
This one day course has been developed to give a good understanding of safer injecting harm reduction advice. It will inform delegates of best practice and recognised harm reduction messages to be used when working with injecting drug users, along with an underpinning knowledge of currently injected substances and their associated risk factors.

Introduction To Chemsex

Trainer: GMHC
This accessible training day is designed for staff and workers from drugs and sexual health services, commissioning, CCGs, GPs, LGBT organisations and local government, and works more effectively if participants from these organisations are present. Content is comprised of presentations, short films, discussion and group work exercises, and Q&A. At the end of the day, participants are given a detailed handout (with hyper-links and QR codes) including research, policy and strategy documents, and further reading referred to throughout the day.

Pharmacy Needle Programmes

Trainer: Nigel Brunsdon
This one-day course has been developed to give an understanding of the role pharmacy-based Needle and Syringe Programmes play alongside drug and alcohol services, based on national NICE guidance. It will inform delegates of best practice and recognised harm reduction messages to be used when working with injecting drug users, along with an underpinning knowledge of currently injected substances and their associated risk factors.

Advanced Drugs Awareness

Trainer: Various
This two-day course is for workers whose roles may touch on drug misuse but who provide non-specialist interventions. The course takes an in-depth look at: the causes of drug problems; the challenges of working with problem drug users (using documentary video); the preparation and injection of heroin; smoking crack; what interventions are available; and provides an overview of treatment modalities delivered at Tiers 3 and 4.

Domestic Abuse And Drug Use

Trainer: Shelly Stoops
This course will examine the relationship between the use of drugs and alcohol by both the perpetrator and victims of domestic abuse and the impacts on any children living in that environment, and explore effective and sensitive ways of working to safeguard the victims and children whilst addressing the substance use of all parties.

Bespoke Training

Our team at HIT can work with you to tailor training to your particular needs. We will help you to develop specific training either as individual courses or a package of training. Contact us today to discuss your needs.

Featured Trainer

Shelly Stoops

Shelly Stoops

Shelly has been working with victims of rape and domestic and sexual abuse since the late 1990s. She is currently the Interim Manager of a Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC). Her specialist areas are violence against sex workers, sexual and domestic violence/abuse, trafficking and sexual exploitation. She sits on local, regional and national forums relating to these issues.

View All Trainers