Pat O'Hare (Executive Director)

Pat O'Hare
In the mid-80s I left teaching to become an adviser on drug education for Sefton Council on Merseyside. During the one year in which I was in post I worked with the people running the Mersey Drugs Training and Information Centre (MDTIC) in Liverpool. This was a drop-in centre created to give honest, evidence- based information about drugs to people who used drugs, their families and anyone else who wanted to know. In 1987 I became the Director of the MDTIC. There was much interest in what was being done on Merseyside as far as HIV prevention with people who injected drugs was concerned, and we had visitors from all over the world who wanted to see first hand what was going on.

Maddie O'Hare (Deputy Director)

Maddie O'Hare
I’m the Deputy Director here at HIT, which basically means I do a bit of everything! I’ve been at HIT since 2009. Day-to-day, I’m directly responsible for the publications side of the business, but I also oversee the smooth operation of the whole of HIT. I’m often to be found exhibiting at conferences – if you see me, come and say hi!

Lucy O'Hare (Training Manager)

Lucy O'Hare
I am the Training Manager here at HIT, so I’m responsible for putting together our annual training programme and liaising with our customers and trainers to set up commissioned courses. My days involve a LOT of emails back and forth, writing evaluation reports and putting training packs together, amongst other things!

Nigel Brunsdon (Community Manager)

Nigel Brunsdon
I'm HIT's Community Manager, it's a very grand title that doesn't quite explain the work I do. I'm responsible for managing HIT's social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter etc.), putting together the community focused websites we run like the Harm Reduction Cafe and encouraging people to use these services. I'm basically the guy who's job it is to let you know what we're doing here at HIT from day to day.

The Stuff On Cannabis

The Stuff On Cannabis This 16-page booklet, aimed at young people, covers cannabis and includes sections on: what it is brief history of use effects dangers the law top 10 safety tips what the young characters think of cannabis where to find more information and get help if needed Part of the 'Stuff on..'…

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