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Workforce Development

Supporting professionals to help address the harms associated with drug use.

Penington Institute provides policy, support, and training for professionals who work with people affected by drug use. Whatever type of organisation you are, we can tailor training to meet your unique requirements.

The landscape for frontline workers is always evolving, with new policies, drug use trends, and social issues emerging all the time. This is why workforce development is important.

We offer workforce development in healthcare and community sectors, as well as related sectors such as law enforcement and justice, transport, hospitality, local government, and any industry where someone is likely to witness an overdose in the course of their duties.

Our programs furnish managers and frontline workers with the knowledge and skills they need to deliver the best service for people who use drugs and for those affected by drugs.

  • Engaging clients
  • Safer using advice and information
  • Making referrals
  • The types of drugs that are injected and the equipment that is used
  • Injecting related injury and disease and how to prevent them
  • Brief introduction to managing challenging behaviours
  • Safe retrieval and disposal of syringe litter

Workforce Development