Each year we lose far too many people to overdose (lets face it, one person dead is 'too many') so I decided it was about time I wrote a new workshop to try and help address the situation.
This latest workshop covers a range of overdose issues and has been designed to be run either as a full workshop, or as separate sections in NSP or one to one sessions.This is one of the biggest pieces of work that I've produced in the last year for the site (about 2 months to make, test and format), and I'm really happy with it. The workshop is split into the following sections:
- What's your score?
The sessions are really good with loads of areas you could spin off into discussions.
Good interactive type sessions, it's really open to the needs of any group.
A form of risk assessment for overdose that can be used as a motivational tool for change.
- Overdose quiz
Full of myth busting facts, although this appears to be only a short section it has so far been the cause of some of the longest discussions when we've run the workshop.
- Overdose symptoms
An interactive session that identifies knowledge gaps on both opiate and stimulant overdose.
- Recovery position
Interactive (physical) section demonstrating the formal recovery position and discussing its practicalities.
- Overdose promise
Section trying to get people to commit to stay with people who overdose
- Promotional poster
That can be displayed in projects and partner agencies
- Other resources
All of these sections have extensive worker notes to help you run the workshop either as a complete session or as separate pieces of work on a more one to one basis.
As with all the workshops and resources on this site I'm really eager to hear if people are using them and if they find them useful so please get in touch and let me know.
You can find the Overdose awareness workshop here. (Click to view, rightclick to download)
You can also download images that can be used at moo.com to make the promise cards mentioned in the workshop (front image, back image).
I've now produced extra resources for this workshop, including a presentation and promotional poster. Available here.blog comments powered by Disqus