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Harm Reduction Café for People with Addictions

19th April 2023

The next Harm Reduction Café will take place on Friday, May 5 from 12pm – 3pm at St Luke’s hospital in Armagh.

People with an interest in addiction issues from across the Southern Health and Social Care Trust area are invited to take part in the event, which be held in the courtyard garden.

Organised through ‘So Hope’ the Harm Reduction Café aims to provide people with substance use issues, family members or the community, information regarding the impact of substance use and information on how to access support through the Trust and with community and voluntary sector providers.

So Hope is a partnership between health and social care staff and people with addiction issues who work together to help improve addiction services.

Julie-Ann Gray from the Community Addiction Team explained:

“Through ‘So Hope’, staff and service users have come together to form a common ground, wanting to share their experiences and make positive changes both in their own journey and also for the recovery of others.

“So Hope believes that where there is hope there is help – so we warmly invite anyone with an addiction or perhaps their family member to come together to our Harm Reduction Café where, in a very open but confidential environment, people can obtain information regarding the impact of substances on their health and be advised of how to access services within local community or Trust facilities.”