Coact Peer Needle Exchange Project

PromoCoact's Peer NSP project celebrates the contribution of drug users to the delivery of needle exchange. We believe peer NSP is state of the art when it comes to NSP. HIV infection among people who inject drugs will not be halved by 2015 unless the power of peers is mobilised. Coact has produced 4 videos describing examples of peer NSP from the UK.

We are inviting those interested or expert in peer NSP to share your stories and resources. These will be gathered together at the end of the project into a technical guide to share learning and best practice within the CAHR programme and to other partners.

Please share resources, document and of course videos by email with or by sharing on Youtube, Vimeo or Twitter using the tag #peerNSP.

Meaningful participation in NSP

case1Mat Southwell from Coact talking about Maria who was a peer volunteer at the Healthy Options Team and her journey with the service, This illustrates the meaningful involvement of people who inject drugs in needle and syringe programmes.

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Peer Led NSP

case1Tam Miller from Coact talking about the Peer Led NSP he ran in Edinburgh during the 1980s. At that time in Edinburgh distribution of needles was illegal.

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Indonisia Peer NSP

Indonesia Peer NSPEdo Nasution from Persaudaraan Korban Napza Indonesia (PKNI) an Indonesian drug user network talks about Peer NSP.

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  • "Coact facilitated a drug user workshop for the Public Health Agency. The event went extremely well, with Coact doing an excellent job of ensuring the aims of the day were met."

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