International Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day, held every year on August 31st, is a global movement of people and communities dedicated to remembering those who have been lost to overdose, acknowledging the grief of those left behind, and ending the stigma of drug use and addiction.

Visit overdoseday.com to learn more.

Life Savers

Life Savers educates and empowers people who use opioid drugs while providing a brief guide to treatment for people concerned about their usage of opioids, or their family and friends.

Visit lifesavers.global to learn more.

Understand Ice

Understand Ice is a health promotion campaign and website that aims to support young people who are at risk of using ice or are early, recreational, or occasional users of ice, and their friends and family. The campaign aims to:

  • Encourage young people to consider and understand the impacts that their ice use is having on them
  • Give young people support and advice on things they can do if they recognise that their use use is becoming a problem
  • Provide evidence based information that gives people the knowledge and tools on how to reduce the harms of their ice use
  • Link young people and their family and friends to information, advice and referral if they wish to seek further help and support.

Visit understandice.org.au to learn more.

YEAH

For over a decade, YEAH has firmly established itself as the national youth sexual health promotion organisation in Australia. Since 2005 YEAH has built Australia’s largest online and face-to-face engagement platform connecting young people with sexual health information and empowering them to prevent the spread of HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) through participation and leadership.

In October 2017, YEAH became Penington Institute’s youth initiative; our program committed to empowering young people to take control of their sexual health and wellbeing by making safer choices regarding sex, alcohol and other drug use.

Visit yeah.org.au to learn more.

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