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People, Not Just Drugs

Trainer: Julian Cohen
This ‘drugs awareness course with a difference’ focuses on the people who use drugs and not just the substances themselves. It will consider why people use drugs in the ways they do, the consequences of drug use, the role of set and setting and ways of supporting people who experience drug problems.

Questioning Addiction And Recovery

Trainer: Julian Cohen
Addiction and Recovery are terms that dominate current discourse in the drugs field and have now entered the public consciousness through blanket media coverage. Despite this they are rarely clearly defined and often used in unquestioning, confusing and sometimes contradictory ways.

Participatory Methods To Use In Group and One-To-One Work

Trainer: Julian Cohen
This course will explore a wide range of participatory methods and demonstrate their practical use. It will include use of quizzes, photographs, card games, warm up exercises and use of role play without fear or tears. A must for staff who wish to increase their confidence and skills to work with clients.

What’s The Deal On… Steroids?

Trainer: Martin Chandler
The utilisation of syringe exchange services by anabolic steroid (AS) injectors has increased over the last fifteen years to such an extent that in some areas new AS injecting clients now outnumber all other injectors combined. This course will explore the reasons for this phenomenon, the implications for service delivery and how practitioners may face the challenge of providing harm reduction interventions to this service user group.

Sexual Violence

Trainer: Shelly Stoops
This seminar will examine the broad scale that sexual violence encompasses. From rape to CSE, grooming to FGM and honour based violence. Despite stereotypes, it is not just confined to female victims or male perpetrators, or carried out solely by strangers on the street at night.

How To Run Effective Groups

Trainer: Julian Cohen
This course will explore practical strategies for running effective groups with clients and also be relevant to those who run groups for professionals and community organisations.

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Martin Chandler

Martin Chandler

Martin has presented at both national and international conferences on a range of issues around IPED use and contributed to local and national government guidance on the provision of services for IPED clients. He provides training around anabolic steroid use to healthcare and other professionals, with a focus on service provision for this client group. He has also provided expert witness testimony in a number of high profile cases involving anabolic steroids.

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